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35 Incredible Hidden Gems of Eastern Europe You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

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While most people flock the Western Europe, we decided to spend last summer on the other side of the content, exploring all of the hidden gems of Eastern Europe.


Eastern Europe is full of stunning nature, charming old towns, and some of the most fun nightlife you'll experience!


After spending months road tripping the Balkans, we discovered some of our favorite spots in Europe, that aren't overrun my massive amounts of tourists just yet. Here are some of the best hidden gems of Eastern Europe that you should check out.


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Hidden Gem of Eastern Europe #1: Mirusha Falls, Kosovo

Pretty much everything in Kosovo classifies as a hidden gem of Eastern Europe, as it's so rarely visited in general! However, there is one place in particular that really stole our hearts in Kosovo, and it's Mirusha Falls. 


We're suckers for waterfalls, so we could truly do a whole post just about waterfalls, but we particularly love this one, as there is so much more to this place than first glance.


Upon arrival, it looks like merely one set of falls, but you can actually hike behind it and continue to find more and more waterfalls! Using ropes and ladders you'll finally make your way to one final impressive fall, and most likely will have it completely to yourself!


Marsha waterfalls, hidden gems of Eastern Europe
Lukomir, Bosnia & Herzegovina, hidden gems of Eastern Europe
Lukomir, Bosnia & Herzegovina, hidden gems of Eastern Europe


Hidden Gem of Eastern Europe #2: Lukomir, Bosnia & Herzegovina

This was one of those locations that truly took our breath away while visiting Bosnia & Herzegovina. Tucked away in the middle of the mountains, the tiny village of Lukomir will take you hundred of years back in time. The drive here alone made us feel like we were inside of a Balkan fairytale, and the views surrounding Lukomir village were just unbelievable. 


We highly suggest visiting on a tour if you can, as when we visited it was completely empty. We would have loved to hear about the history of the area, and imagine that a tour given by a local definitely would have been the way to experience it.


Lukomir, Bosnia & Herzegovina, hidden gems of Eastern Europe
Lukomir, Bosnia & Herzegovina, hidden gems of Eastern Europe