Eastern Europe is a captivating and diverse region that has played a significant role in shaping the cultural, historical, and geopolitical landscape of Europe.
Stretching from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south, and bordered by Western Europe to the west and Russia to the east, Eastern Europe encompasses a mosaic of nations with rich histories, distinct languages, and vibrant traditions.
This region has been a crossroads of civilizations, where influences from the Byzantine Empire, Ottoman Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Russian Empire have left an indelible mark.
As we delve into the complexities of Eastern Europe, we embark on a journey through time and space, exploring the unique tapestry of cultures, identities, and experiences that have shaped this dynamic corner of the world.
Contrary to popular belief, estimating Europe as one is sorts of culture is a mistake. Of course, the famous cities such as Paris, Milan, Venice and others included in those package tourisms are hoarded by tourists every season but the misunderstood East European soil somehow still remains sort of untouched.
Most tourists are scared to explore this span of Europe because of its chronicle history of wars and communist regimes, but this area of the continent has so much to offer to the traveller at heart.
Listed here are only handful of the beautiful towns East European countries hold.
This tiny island town in Croatia is an historic oldie with a picturesque waterfront mooring around the mass. You can hike around this part of the Dalmation region exploring countless cafes along its winding coble paths.
The city in a world of its own has an ancient vibe to it with Romanesque architecture longstanding centuries. We are talking 4th century B.C with culture weaved through its alleys. Sip your coffee or cocktails in this city with its quirk and enjoy the best sunset in the world (or so said by Hitchcock).
The city must have had a brutal past, bruised from the Bosnian war and suffered a lot of ruins but it has been resurrected and is most beautiful than ever. With turquoise water streaming under the historic Stari Most Bridge and white pavements across the city, it is definitely a site to visit.
The Stari Most is the major tourist attraction which is a 16th century Ottoman style built bridge. Ruined by the war, was constructed again. Mostar is most beautiful in spring to visit with Kravice waterfalls and forts to fix you in awe.
Small old districts map city seemingly like a small town. The Old Town is the major tourist attraction along with the St. Mary Basilica. Polish cuisine and crafted beer are worth trying out.
When visiting Krakow in Poland, exploring other Polish cities like Warsaw and Wroclaw are highly recommended to truly indulge in the Polish experience. Affected majorly by communist and Nazi you can also visit the concentration camps around and outside the town. The turbulent history of Poland will make you appreciate their culture even more.
Ohrid is a small Macedonian wonder little known to people. Its major attraction is the beautiful vast Ohrid Lake with its sublime beauty. The city known for its Macedonian ruins making it a beautiful pedestrian city. It’s one of the oldest settlements in Europe.
Ohrid has remains of Byzantine, Post Byzantine and Romanesque architecture. Being an UNESCO World Heritage site, this 7th largest city of the country has recently been attracting tourists from all over the world. This gorgeous lake city is great for one day tour.
Scarred by past wars, the mass Ukraine attacks and riots, this capital is the true cultural hub of Ukraine. Its Independence square is a great arena for strolling around. Kiev is originally known for its religious architecture and several monuments channeling Soviet history.
The colourful local markets reflect Russian and Ukrainian vibes which are actually run by Babushkas. Cycle around the very green Golosiyivsky Park or meditate in the many monasteries and churches, Ukraine has a lot offer for the visitors.
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