“Traveling means discovering that everyone is wrong with what they think about other countries”Aldous Huxley, Engwish”
We have you beautiful destinations in Northern Europe and also has three worth seeing Cities in the European Southwest where you can spend a wonderful holiday in September. But there are many other places on the old continent, where you can go in the coming months for a long weekend. Today we would like to introduce you to three cities in South-Eastern Europe that are little known. Of course you have heard something good from your friends or on TV, possibly something exciting in the newspaper. The Balkans have recently been the focus of the public in Europe and, more precisely, are of great interest to the politicians. No matter what reasons these countries want to inquire, they have much more than just sun, sea and tasty cuisine Holiday worth.
The countries in South-Eastern Europe have a lot to offer and are quite worth seeing
Many people are trying to avoid the crowded tourist centers during their September holidays. They want to get away from the industrial pollution and traffic jams in their home countries. Yes, in South-Eastern Europe, you will find such cities that offer you a great deal of peace, a complete relaxation and an attractive cultural program.
In the countries of South-East Europe, nature is still unaffected by industrialization and has preserved its unique beauty. High mountains, white beaches, warm mineral springs and picturesque islands are just waiting to be explored by the tourists. We have chosen sights worth seeing for your next trip to the European South East, which are”geographically”between. These are transitional countries that lie between the Orient and Europe, which has also influenced their history, culture and society. Three interesting cities from this region are presented below.
Ljubljana is picturesque on the banks of Ljubljanica river
Ljubljana, Slovenia – a destination that combines history and modern life
Our first destination is Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The city is picturesque on the (almost) homonymous river Ljabljanica. The experts in the field of tourism describe Ljubljana as the still undiscovered jewel of Europe. It is often compared to Prague because of the majestic architecture in the city center. The buildings there are from the well-known architect Jože Plečnik. The castle of Ljubljana and the Dragon Bridge, which is considered a landmark of the Slovenian capital, are much visited. If you want to explore the city properly and get to know its sights better, you can take a panoramic boat along the river and enjoy many wonderful views. A visit to the numerous museums of Ljubljana gives you a better insight into the history of the town and the Slovenian culture and way of life.
If you are in the Slovenian capital, you should visit the Drachenbrücke!
In the late afternoon, tourists can discover the”green city”by visiting the beautiful parks in Ljubljana and the botanical gardens dating from 1810. On no account should you miss the central Tivoli Park and be impressed by the exhibitions of modern art. Find at least a free weekend and visit the Slovenian capital! It is an eclectic fusion of baroque beauties, medieval buildings and the remains of the socialist era. On the narrow and crooked streets of Ljubljana, however, an opulent art nouveau prevails and makes the city an attractive destination in all seasons.
The botanical garden in Ljubljana is an attraction in itself, which is not to be missed
In the old town of Plovdiv you can enjoy the unique architecture of the houses from the 18th / Century admire
Plovdiv – the Bulgarian city on seven hills
The second-largest city of Bulgaria, like Rome, is situated on seven hills (Tepeta), which characterize the cityscape. The village was inhabited by the Thracians (2nd cent. BC), then ancient Greeks, Macedonians and Romans came, and in the dark Late Middle Ages the Turks. All have left their mark here, so that today Plovdiv is considered a historical and cultural collective concept of the lively history in the Balkans. Evidence of the city’s exciting and eventful history are its names, among the Thracians it was Eumolpias, the Macedonians called it Philippopolis and the Romans Trimoncium. In the 18 th and 19 th century, Plovdiv (then known as Filibe) developed as a busy commercial center and from this time the beautiful city houses come here. Plovdiv is considered to be the oldest, uninterruptedly inhabited city in Europe. Their history and sights speak volumes.
At the intersection between Europe and the Orient – Plovdiv
The present city exudes a lot of charm and attracts numerous visitors with its historical monuments. The Roman amphitheater is reminiscent of the Roman era, and the colorful painted houses from the 18th / 19th century symbolize the romantic period of Bulgarian rebirth. Alongside the old monuments, you can feel the pulse of modern life here in the city center. New, modern buildings, first class hotels, cozy cafes and restaurants welcome their guests and offer them the best of the tasty Balkanküche. For epicureans, gourmets and romantics, Plovdiv is the best destination in the south-east of Europe, where they can get their money’s worth.
Lots of sun, blue sea and lots of culture in one – Thessaloniki
After Plovdiv, our journey continues to the south, where the second largest city of Greece is located – Thessaloniki, also called Saloniki. As in many other cities in the region, exciting history and dynamic present are closely intertwined, so you can find something interesting at every step. Culturally, Thessaloniki is characterized by its vast history. The city is a true paradise for all who have a special interest in history and culture. The most famous building here is the wonderful Basilica of Hagia Sophia (7th century AD), which is still called the Church of Holy Wisdom. For a deeper insight into Hellenistic and Roman history, visit the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki. The White Tower, the Galerius Arch, the Rotunda and Aristotle Square are further cultural monuments, which can not be overlooked on a city tour. These must be seen and admired!
In Thessaloniki you can see traces of ancient times on every step
In Thessaloniki you can spend a wonderful holiday in the late autumn, because the weather stays warm and rain-free. You can stroll through the city center for hours and discover numerous market places and shopping expeditions. Many places invite you to relax, especially the beach areas on the coast. Thessaloniki is the very special destination for all travelers to Halkidiki and has a lot to offer!
In Thessaloniki you have to taste the delicious Greek cuisine, its seafood and the vegetable salad taste really great!
And where do you want to go for a short break soon? Have you already selected your destination? We hope with our today’s article we could arouse your interest for the European South East. The editorial team wishes you a pleasant journey and unforgettable holidays!