The wooded highlands and storied past of the Balkans have sheltered abundant cultures, languages and ethnicities. Begin your journey where historic cities blend with natural beauty. Explore legendary castles and give in to the enchantment of white beaches and deep green forests. Discover the painted monasteries, Black Sea resorts and often surprising centuries old wine culture. Trace ancient mythology and civilization throughout postcard worthy archeological sites. Mystery, history and uncommon tourist experiences lure many to the Balkans.