Balkans Holidays - Fantastic value for money
The Balkan countries of Croatia, Slovenia and Bulgaria occupy an area to the north of Greece. Slovenia and Croatia sit on the Adriatic while Bulgaria’s resorts face the Black sea. Holidays in the Balkans offer fantastic value for money and a wide variety of coastal, lakeside and mountain resorts.
Fine beaches are located all along the coastline of Bulgaria
Bulgaria is located in the Eastern Part of the Balkans and is bordered by the former Yugoslavia, Turkey, Greece, and Romania and the Black Sea. Bulgaria's eastern frontier is the Black Sea coast and is nearly 400 kilometres long. Fine beaches are all along the coastline. Varna, St. Konstantine and Golden sands offer fine sand; Nessebar and Sunny Beach have golden sand. Other beaches include those at Bourgas, Albena, Elinite and Pomorie.
Croatia is infused with the fragrance of wild herbs like rosemary, myrtle and lavender
Croatia is a land of culture, history and unspoiled beauty with medieval towns, palaces, blue seas and scented pinewoods. Croatia is perfect for a sophisticated beach holiday. Here it is possible to soak up the sun in truly stunning surroundings. Croatia has hundreds of miles of Adriatic coastline with over 1,000 enchanting islands. The countryside of Croatia is lush with thick Mediterranean vegetation. The fragrance of wild herbs like rosemary, myrtle, sage and lavender is everywhere.
Spectacular mountain scenery of Slovenia
The landscape of Slovenia offers variety and stunning beauty. Along the border with Austria, the Julian Alps provide spectacular mountain scenery. To the south, the scenery is punctuated by caves like those at Postojna. The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is easy to navigate on foot, with superb Baroque and Habsburg architecture.
Peak summer season flights to the Balkans from the UK include:
Varna in Bulgaria from Gatwick, Stansted, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, East midlands Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle, Prestwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Bourgas in Bulgaria from Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham, East midlands Humberside, Manchester, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Teesside, Newcastle, Prestwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Split in Croatia from Gatwick and Manchester. Pula in Croatia from Gatwick and Manchester. Durovnik in Croatia from Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow. Rijeka in Croatia from Heathrow.
More useful information
- The FCO occasionally release travel advisory warnings for the Balkans countries. Check the latest on the Foreign Travel Advice website.