Balkan Mountains Range

The highest peaks in the Balkans

Balkan mountains range is a mountain range in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. The Balkans is a geographic area in Southeast Europe with various definitions and meanings.

It was the German geographer August Zeune who created the concept of the Balkan Peninsula in 1808. He mistakenly considered the Balkans the dominant mountain system of Southeast Europe spanning from the Adriatic Sea to the Black Sea.

 

The Highest Peaks in the Balkans:

 

  1. Musala: 2925m - 9596ft
  2. Olympus: 2917m - 9570ft
  3. Vihren Vrh: 2915m - 9564ft
  4. Polezhan: 2851m - 9354ft
  5. Kamenitza: 2822m - 9259ft
  6. Mount Korab: 2764m - 9068ft
  7. Titov Vrh: 2748m - 9016ft
  8. Goljam Kupen: 2731m - 8960ft
  9. Maljovica: 2729m - 8953ft
  10. Maja Portat e Korabit: 2727m - 8947ft

 

Although there is no barrier to movement from the mountain to the mountain, except in winter, when snow cover is very deep. We always recommend having a local guide who knows better all hidden places and techniques for all puzzling situations while trekking/hiking.

Balkan Peninsula

The term "the Balkans" is used more typically for the region; it includes states, which may extend beyond the peninsula, however, is not defined by the geography of the peninsula itself. For the most part, the Balkan Peninsula bounds with the Adriatic Sea to the west, the Mediterranean Sea and the Marmara Sea to the south, and the Black Sea to the east.

Furthermore, historians claim the Balkans contain Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.


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