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Balkan Peninsula

Range TypePeninsula
Highest PointMusala (2925 m/9596 ft)
CountriesGreece (25%), Bulgaria (21%), Serbia (11%), Croatia (10%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (10%), Albania (5%), Macedonia (5%), Turkey (4%), Romania (3%), Montenegro (3%), Slovenia (2%), Kosovo (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area537,267 sq km / 207,439 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,323 km / 822 mi North-South
1,363 km / 847 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long41° 33' N; 21° 36' E
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Map of Balkan Peninsula
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Balkan Peninsula.
EuropeLevel 1 (Parent)
         Scandinavia-European ArcticLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Northwest EuropeLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iberian PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         AlpsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Italian Peninsula and IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Eastern Europe RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Balkan PeninsulaLevel 2
                 Dinaric AlpsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Greek-Albanian RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Balkan MountainsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Macedonia-ThraceLevel 3 (Child)
                 Greek IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
         Ural MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Caucasus MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Balkan Peninsula

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Musala29259596Macedonia-Thrace
2.Olympus29179570Greek-Albanian Ranges
3.Vihren Vrh29159564Macedonia-Thrace
4.Polezhan28519354Macedonia-Thrace
5.Kamenitza28229259Macedonia-Thrace
6.Korab27649068Greek-Albanian Ranges
7.Titov Vrh27489016Greek-Albanian Ranges
8.Goljam Kupen27318960Macedonia-Thrace
9.Maljovica27298953Macedonia-Thrace
10.Maja Portat e Korabit27278947Greek-Albanian Ranges
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Musala29259596Macedonia-Thrace
2.Olympus29179570Greek-Albanian Ranges
3.Maja e Jezercës26948839Dinaric Alps
4.Mount Ida24568058Greek Islands
5.Botev23767795Balkan Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Balkan Peninsula

Musala
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The meteorological station on the summit of Musala, the highest peak in Bulgaria and the Balkans (2011-06-13). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Olympus
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The summit of Mytikas, the highest of the summits on Olympus, from nearby Skala (2013-07-08). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Korab
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Bet: If we reach the summit,there is a 360 panorama view at the top and no other people around. I will get naked. Said and done (2013-07-19). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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Daravica
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Tierd, but made it (2013-07-17). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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Maja Kolata
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Had to climb up this huge snowfield to reach the summit. With no crampons we needed to kick our feet into the hard snow for grip. Thank god we made it without breaking anything thou my BF lost his footgrip and slided down the snowfeeld. Here I stopped to try so catch this with my mobile phone. My BF going up. ou can not really tell how steep it was on this picture thou. He has almost reached the top of the snowfield here. (2013-07-15). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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Maglic
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The summit of Maglić (also called Mali Maglić), highpoint of Bosnia and Herzegovina, from the summit of 'Montenegrin Maglić.' (2013-07-03). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Midzor
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The gently sloping summit of Midžor in clouds from the ski area of Babin Zub (2013-07-06). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Dinara
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The summit of Dinara during a snowstorm in late May 2013 (2013-05-31). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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Mahya Dagi
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The guard was kind enough for letting us photograph the view. But did not have the currage to take a selfie at with us at the peak. Hey, he had a gun (2014-05-13). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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Profitis Ilias-Santorini
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Looking north to Santorini's grape/wine fields below (2009-04-05). Photo by Max Rees.
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