Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
Croatia has one of the biggest national parks in Europe with fantastic lakes and plentiful wildlife. You can choose one of the 16 lakes to enjoy. This place is very popular amongst tourists so if you prefer solitude, visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon. The lakes are connected by stunning waterfalls filled with azure waters. You can visit all year round and also visit nearby towns as there are many entrances to different areas of the park.
Rila Monastery in the Mountains, Bulgaria
This magical Eastern Orthodox Monastery has unbelievable views and historic detailed frescos. You can find surprising images depicting biblical stories. For a great ending to your day, follow the river to find a local restaurant and taste some local cuisine with a glass of wine.
Sunset at Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor is a little town on Montenegrin coast. It is surrounded by old Venetian forts and is a must see place for experienced travellers. Hiking up to the fortress, choose one of the two pathways (both of them are picturesque). Stop on the way at a small restaurant to enjoy the views of the mesmerizing mountains reflected in dark blue waters.