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The Balkans

The south-eastern corner of Europe has spectacular mountain landscapes with a rich biodiversity and highland villages where ancient traditions are still alive. It is one of the most attractive destinations in Europe for the more adventurous hikers. (MAP)

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Galichica

MACEDONIA
May 2019

A short day-hike over the Galichica mountain with views of the Ohrid lake. The ...
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Nemerckë

ALBANIA
May 2019

A short day-hike through a lovely valley to a nice waterfall, and a 1000 ...
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Zagoria

ALBANIA
April/May 2019

Walking with the kids between highland villages in the green and beautiful "hidden" valley of ...
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Korab villages

ALBANIA
September 2018

Walking between highland villages on the slopes of Korab mountain, and enjoying the hospitality ...
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Stara planina

BULGARIA
May 2015

Walking from Kalofer to Karlovo, along the Byala Reka river via Rai hut and ...
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Kotor-Lovcen

MONTENEGRO
April-May 2013

A hike above the fjord-like Kotor bay via the Lovcen mountains to the fairytale village of Svety Stefan. DAY ...
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Shar planina

MACEDONIA
October 2019

Autumn colors in the wilderness of the country's second highest mountains, peaking with Titov ...
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Matka canyon

MACEDONIA
October 2008

Just outside Skopje lies this fantastic canyon. It is the most developed place for ...
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 THE 20 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE BALKANS
Mountain Highest peak Country
1. Rila 2925 m (Musala) Bulgaria
2. Olympus 2917 m (Mytikas) Greece
3. Pirin 2914 m (Vihren) Bulgaria
4. Korab 2764 m (Golem Korab/Maja e Korabit) Macedonia/Albania
5. Shar planina 2747 m (Titov vrv) Macedonia
6. Bjeshet e Nemuna 2694 m (Maja e Jezerce) Albania
7. Smolikas 2637 m (Smolikas) Greece
8. Baba 2601 m (Pelister) Macedonia
9. Jakupica 2540 m (Solunska Glava) Macedonia
10. Gramoz 2523 m (Gramoz/Gramos) Albania/Greece
11. Durmitor 2522 m (Bobotov Kuk) Montenegro
12. Nidže/Voras 2521 m (Kaimakchalan) Macedonia/Greece
13. Giona 2510 m (Pyramida) Greece
14. Tymfi 2497 m (Gamila) Greece
15. Vardousia 2495 m (Korakas) Greece
16. Gjallica 2489 m (Gjallica) Albania
17. Komovi 2487 m (Kucki Kom) Montenegro
18. Nemerçkë 2485 m (Maja e Papingut) Albania
19. Parnassus 2457 m (Liakouras) Greece
20. Tomorr 2417 m (Çuka e Partizanit) Albania
THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN PER COUNTRY
Country Mountain Highest peak
Bulgaria Rila 2925 m (Musala)
Greece Olympus 2917 m (Mytikas)
Macedonia/Albania Korab 2764 m (Golem Korab/Maja e Korabit)
Kosovo Prokletije 2656 m (Gjeravica)
Montenegro Prokletije 2534 m (Zla Kolata)
Bosnia & Hercegovina Maglic  2386 m (Maglic)
Serbia Stara Planina  2168 m (Midzhor)
Croatia Dinara  1831 m (Dinara)