There’s no place quite like the Balkans. This European destination offers interesting history, rich culture, mouthwatering cuisine, and endless views—all with fewer crowds and a cheaper price tag than the neighboring countries in Western Europe. The region is lesser traveled, which has allowed it to maintain an old world charm you’re guaranteed to fall in love with. There’s so much to see and do, but with countless diverse options, it can be hard to know where to start. Keep reading for the ultimate guide to Balkan travel!