Category Archives: Balkans

Christmas in Serbia: places to visit & traditions

"n"nPicture of the stalls of a candy christmas market displaying candies on loose, of various types, such as lollipops, gummy bears and other sugar variations during winter time in Belgrade, Serbia.

In Serbia at Christmas, you’ll experience a winter wonderland where age-old customs and contemporary festivities blend seamlessly. From the twinkling lights of Belgrade to the snow-covered landscapes of Serbian mountains, each corner of the country rings out in holiday cheer. Indulge in its rich cuisine, partake in enduring traditions and enjoy the chilly winter weather. […]

Christmas in Ljubljana: things to do & customs

Romantic Ljubljana's city center decorated for Christmas fairytale. Preseren's square, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe.

Frosty cobblestone streets spill down to the river and summit up to the legendary castle which overlooks the city.  Every evening, Christmas lights punctuate the darkness and the smell of Potica (a Slovenian cake) and other local treats are a feast for the senses.  Ljubljana’s a gorgeous city to visit any time of year, but […]

Christmas in Montenegro: what to do and how to celebrate

Beautiful night landscape of seaside ancient town

If you’re wondering how to spend Christmas in Montenegro, take a look at this full article, written by Andrej – our Balkans writer!  Ancient tradition, family gatherings and on-street celebrations combine during Montenegro at Christmas.  The Balkan country in Southeastern Europe is predominantly Orthodox Christian, so the main family celebration is on 7th January.  However, […]

25 best places to visit in Europe in December

Classic postcard view of famous Hallstatt lakeside town in the Alps with traditional passenger ship on a beautiful cold sunny day with blue sky and clouds in winter, Salzkammergut region, Austria

There’s no better place than Europe in December.  Sure, the days might be short and the weather a little on the chilly side (although it’s warmer in the south!), but festive celebrations are in full swing.  Whether you want to embrace the cold weather in Lapland or enjoy both sunny weather and Christmas traditions in […]

40 best winter city breaks in Europe (2023/4 guide)


Are you looking for winter city breaks in Europe? When the thermometer dips in Europe, the shutters don’t go down in its cities. Some bask in the warmth of winter sunshine, whereas others come alive with snow and Christmas markets. Dozens are all-weather, with lots of museums and attractions that are perfect for winter. I […]

21 best places to visit in Europe in January (2024 guide)

Vatican, Rome

Are you looking for the best places to visit in Europe in January?  The festive season may be over in many countries, but that doesn’t mean that these European destinations aren’t worth visiting.  In fact, pro travellers know that January in Europe has a lot to offer; whether they’re seeking mild temperatures in the south, […]

15 best things to do in Sofia in winter + guide for 2023/4

A small russian orthodox church with golden domes in the center of the bulgarian capital, in Sofia

Are you looking for the best things to do in Sofia in winter? Read on, as this blog post describes them all! With towering mountains and the expansive Black Sea, Bulgaria is an incredible year-round travel destination. In the winter, it offers incredible snow-covered landscapes and atmospheric towns out of the tourist season! But nature […]

16 fantastic places to visit in Europe in February

Arctic Cathedral with snow around it

Are you looking for an unforgettable February getaway in Europe? Myself and other expert travel bloggers have put together this list of the best place to visit in Europe in February in this post! There’s so much to see in Europe, even in the middle of winter. While it’s certainly not the warmest month of […]

23 top places to visit in Europe in March, by travel experts

Landscape with trail looking from Miradouro da Ponta do Sossego in direction of Ponta da Madrugada on a sunny day, Sao Miguel. Viewpoint of Ponta do Sossego. Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal.

Whether you fancy exploring popular attractions without the crowds of tourists, admiring the turquoise waters and sandy beaches of the Mediterranean in winter sun destinations or soaring down ski slopes, Europe in March has plenty on offer.  European cities are generally quiet in March, making it the ideal time to explore tourist attractions, coastal destinations […]