The Balkans is a region that includes countries on the Balkan Peninsula in the southeast of Europe, including most of the former Yugoslavia.
People seldom go out of their way to visit Pristina (Albanian: Prishtinë), the capital city of Kosovo: Communist rulers destroyed large chunks of Pristina to build a model city for the new man during the early years of their rule in Yugoslavia, leaving few major sights in the city.
Kosovska Mitrovica or Mitrovicë is a city in the north of the Republic of Kosovo although the northern part is controlled by Serbia.
thumb|A statue in the city center depicting the three sisters in the legend of the founding of VidinVidin (Bulgarian: Видин) is a city in the northwest of Bulgaria, on the banks of Danube River, which is the borderline between Bulgaria and Romania. The northwest is infamously the poorest region in the country.
Kragujevac is a city in Serbia. With the population of 180 000, it is the fourth largest city in Serbia, the industrial center of the country, the main city of the Šumadija region and the administrative centre of Šumadija District.
Kumanovo is city with about 105,000 people located in the northern part of Eastern Macedonia. Located in the middle of a long valley 35 km to the northeast of Skopje, Kumanovo is one of Macedonia’s larger cities.
Ferizaj is a town in Kosovo, just west of the main highway linking the national capital, Pristina, with the Macedonian border.
Kriva Palanka is a small mountain town in the very northeastern part of Macedonia. It has about 12,000 residents.
Kratovo (Macedonian: Кратово) is a town of just under 7,000 residents located in northeastern Macedonia. It is situated on the western slopes of Mount Osogovo inside the crater of an extinguished volcano.
Kraljevo (in English "King's town") is a town and the administrative center of Raska District of Serbia. Kraljevo is located in central part of Serbia, at the confluence of the Ibar to the Zapadna Morava.
Kosovo (Albanian: Kosova, Serbian: Kосово и Метохија, Kosovo i Metohija) is a country in South Eastern Europe. After a lengthy and often violent dispute with Serbia, Kosovo declared independence in February 2008 and is recognised by about half of the countries around the world, despite heavy opposition from Serbia, which continues to consider Kosovo an illegitimately separated province of Serbia.
Varshets is a city in North Bulgaria. On a visit here, you can walk along the romanic, tree-lined boulevards, discover the untouched wonders of the 800 acre nature park, relax alongside a sparkling pool and refresh the body in a mineral-water bath.
Skopje (Macedonian: Скопје, Albanian: Shkup, Turkish: Üsküb) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. Skopje is city of many cultures and many centuries.
Drobeta-Turnu Severin is a cute small town on the banks of the Danube in the Oltenia region of Romania.
Prevalla (Serbian Prevala) is a skiing center 28 km from Prizren, Kosovo.
Sofia (София) is the capital of Bulgaria. It is also the biggest city in the country with about 1.
Prizren , in Kosovo, is a pretty city of mosques and monasteries dating to the 14th century. Happily spared (mostly) from both the "destroy the old, build the new" drive of the communists during the early years of their rule in Yugoslavia, as well as the ethnic and religious atrocities that plagued the Western Balkans in the last decade of the 20th century, Prizren has the best-preserved old town in the country by far, and is often referred to as the cultural capital of Kosovo.
Peja (Peja/Pejë in Albanian or Peć in Serbian), is a city in northwestern Kosovo.
Gjakova/Gjakovë (Albanian) is a city in western Kosovo with about 101,000 inhabitants.
The Rugova Mountains are in the north-western part of Kosovo. It is a region within “Bjeshkët e Nemuna” (the Cursed Mountains), also known as The Albanian Alps.