What to Take
- Travel insurance covering all the activities you're planning.
- GPS devices with the right maps, particularly for drivers and cyclists.
- Swiss army knife for slicing local cheese and popping wine corks.
- European plug adapter for your gadgets.
- Unlocked mobile phone so you can use local SIM cards
What to Wear
You should have a set of smart clothes for visiting religious sites and other demure attractions, as well as the odd evening out in nicer restaurants. A decent-sized shawl or headscarf is recommended for women when entering Orthodox churches and mosques.
- Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your arrival date
- Check airline baggage restrictions, including for regional flights
- If you plan on driving, don't leave home without an International Driving Permit
- If you plan to spend time in the wilderness, consider vaccinations against rabies and tick-borne encephalitis