The Balkan peninsula is a mixture of 12 different cultures, 4 religions, 13 languages, 12 countries, and 12 capitals.
With approximately 55 million inhabitants on 470,000 kilometers. 15 different but still similar kitchens, each country with the same hospitality on the Balkan.
We at Pointers Travel love the Balkans and the people who live here, and we would be very happy to bring you closer so you can really feel the way of living here!
The concept of the Balkan peninsula was created by the German geographer August Zeune in 1808, who mistakenly considered the Balkan Mountains the dominant mountain system of Southeast Europe spanning from the Adriatic Sea to the Black Sea. The term of the Balkan Peninsula was a synonym for Rumelia (European Turkey) in the 19th century, the former provinces of the Ottoman Empire in Southeast Europe. It had a geopolitical rather than a geographical definition, further promoted during the creation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the early 20th century. The definition of the Balkan peninsula’s natural borders does not coincide with the technical definition of a peninsula and hence modern geographers reject the idea of a Balkan peninsula, while scholars usually discuss the Balkans as a region. The term has acquired a stigmatized and pejorative meaning related to the process of Balkanization, and hence the preferred alternative term used for the region is Southeast Europe.
Do not hesitate to visit the Balkan Peninsula, do it today, do it with us – you will not regret it!