Macedonia is a landlocked Balkan country of mountains, lakes and ancient towns with Ottoman and European architecture. The capital, Skopje is known for its sprawling Old Bazaar quarter and historic buildings turned museums. The southern city Ohrid, on a lake of the same name, has a medieval townscape and hilltop castle.
Located on a major route between the Middle East and Europe, Serbia has a long and complex history spanning thousands of years and countless foreign invasions. Northern Serbia is dominated by the flat, fertile farmland of the Dunabe delta and Tisa valley. Belgrade, the capital, lies at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers
Montenegro is a Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. The Bay of Kotor, resembling a fjord, is dotted with coastal churches and fortified towns such as Korot and Herceg Novi. Durmitor National Park, home to bears and wolves, encompasses limestone peaks, glacial lakes and 1,300m-deep Tara River Canyon
Croatia is an European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands it's also crossed by the Dinaric Alps. The major coastal city Dubovnik has massive 16th century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renessance buildings
Greece as we know today was established in 1830 following the war of independence from the Ottoman Empire. However the country's roots date back to the civilization of Ancient Greece, which is considered the forefront for Western civilization
Albania, on Southeastern Europe's Balkan Peninsula, is a small country with coastlines on the Adriatic and Ionian seas and an interior crossed by the Albanian Alps. Along its southern coast, the Albanian Riviera is known for its traditional Mediterranean villages, beach resorts and vibrant nightlife. With history stretching back to antiquity, Albania is also rich in castles and archaeological sites.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country on the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe. Its country side is home to medieval villages, rivers and lakes, plus the craggy Dinaric Alps. National capital Sarajevo has a well preserved old quarter, Baščaršija with a lot of landmarks from different times and periods.