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Balkan Peninsula

Range TypePeninsula
Highest PointMusala (2925 m/9596 ft)
CountriesGreece (49%), Bulgaria (41%), Serbia (22%), Croatia (20%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (19%), Albania (11%), North Macedonia (9%), Turkey (9%), Romania (6%), Montenegro (5%), Kosovo (4%), Slovenia (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area533,996 sq km / 206,176 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,303 km / 810 mi North-South
1,370 km / 851 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long41° 28' N; 21° 34' 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.Vihren29149560Macedonia-Thrace
4.Kutelo 29089541Macedonia-Thrace
5.Polezhan28519354Macedonia-Thrace
6.Kamenitza28229259Macedonia-Thrace
7.Korab27649068Greek-Albanian Ranges
8.Titov vrh27489016Greek-Albanian Ranges
9.Maljovica27388983Macedonia-Thrace
10.Goljam Kupen27328963Macedonia-Thrace
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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Olympus-Skolio
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Skolio, from the east (2017-09-13). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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Olympus-Skala
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Skala, from the north (2017-09-13). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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Olympus-Profitis Ilias
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Olympos - Profitis Ilias, from the south-west (2017-09-14). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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Olympus-Toumba
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Olympos - Toumba, from the east, at sunrise (2017-09-14). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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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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Maja e Jezercës
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Maja Jezerce, Albania, 2694 (2015-08-31). Photo by Igor Ilyin.
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Velika Rudoka
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Highest point in Kosovo (2017-07-05). Photo by Lee Humphries.
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Ðeravica
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Tierd, but made it (2013-07-17). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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