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The Balkan Peninsula is one of the last unexplored frontiers in Europe.

The Balkan Peninsula is one of the last unexplored frontiers in Europe. But with a wealth of history, endless cultural treasures and great nightlife, it’s not going to be long before the region becomes the next travel hotspot. Major cities are accessible by plane from other parts of Europe, and once on the ground, driving distances are short and roads are smooth. An extensive bus network makes it possible to do the trip by public transport, and two weeks will allow you to see the major cities and get a taste of life in the Balkans. Hot summers and cold winters mean that the best time to go is late spring or early autumn.

by JULIE FALCONER
Road-tripping the Balkan Peninsula
Lonely Planet, 09 July 2013

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