Feel the Christmas Festive in the Balkans!

Feel the Christmas Festive in the Balkans!

Perhaps it comes as a surprise for some (as it did for us) if we mention that the Christmas Markets in Zagreb, Croatia is voted the best European Christmas market for several consecutive years. After doing more research on this, it does not come as a surprise anymore. The Market is spread along various venues and many elements of nostalgic memorabilia are included, giving this Christmas market a unique touch, which makes it different from other markets.

Christmas decorations in Zagreb

Setting up the Christmas stalls in Zagreb

If you are not really into cold weather, the Christmas market in Split would be the ideal one to visit. The cosy market in Spilt is located on Riva, the seaside promenade where you can browse through the stalls under palm trees on the shores of Adriatic sea.

Christmas decorations in Split

Regardless whether are you a fan of the show Game of Thrones, you will have to give the old town of Dubrovnik a visit for its beautiful well-preserved buildings ranging from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace. It usually does not snow in Dubrovnik, but it does in December with artificial snow as part of the town’s festive decoration. Stradun is where the action is and here, you can admire views of Christmas illumination and a small size Christmas market.

Christmas Market in Dubrovnik

In neighbouring Ljubljana in Slovenia, you will be amazed by festively lit Christmas decorations. The Christmas market is held on banks of Ljubljanica river and here you will find everything from food, local souvenirs to Christmas decorations in a magical fairytale setting.

Christmas Market in Ljubljana

Given the Balkans proximity to Austria, Germany, and Hungary, you can easily combine a visit to other Christmas markets in Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, or Budapest.

Click on the links below for our suggested itineraries for inspiration on what we have planned for you.

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Let’s look forward to a white and lively Christmas!
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Posted on 20 Aug 2021 by Mabel 0 272
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