Discover top Top Bird's Eye Views of Southeastern Europe


Montenegro - the land of beauty


Drone Video of the Week winner HikeTheWorld spent a month in Montenegro with a drone.  He was able to capture aerial footage of the country's most scenic spots, including Lake Piva, Durmitor National Park, Tara River Canyon, Prokletije National Park, Lake Skadar, Rijeka Crnojevica, Budva, and the Bay of Kotor.  Watching it, you will see why this country has become a top tourist destination in southeastern Europe. 


Dubrovnik - King's Landing

iDrone Aerials

Avid traveler and contributor iDrone Aerials, gives us a cinematic HD view of the magnificent Croatian seaport city of Dubrovnik on the Adriatic Sea, which dates to the 11th century.  This marvelously well preserved city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been made famous in recent years because after it was chosen as the filming location for HBO's hit show "Game of Thrones": this city on the Dalmatian coast is the fictional King's Landing capital city of Westeros.  


Meteora Flight


Meteora is a spectacular rock formation in the Thessaly region of north-central Greece.  These immense pillars represent a geological phenomenon which is essentially unique in the world.  A group of monasteries were built on the pillars, six of which remain standing today. Contributor Rickrayfilms treats us to a spectacular aerial tour of the area, which is considered second in importance only to the Holy Mountain of Athos in its importance to Eastern Orthodoxy.


Split & Zadar | Croatia | 4K Drone Video


Zadar and Split both lie on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, on the Adriatic Sea.  Both feature stunning beaches, Roman and Venetian ruins, and architecture spanning centuries.  The allure of Split led to it being chosen as the site of the fictional Diocletian's Palace in the HBO series Game of Thrones.  Top contributor Hamza Mujtba was nominated for the 2017 AirVuz Drone Video Awards in the Cities category for this amazing aerial video featuring these two beautiful cities.


Mostar. Bosnia and Herzegovina.


An important administrative center of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar is perhaps best known for its bridge over the Neretva River, one of the most recognizable historical sights in Eastern Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Alex Avsharov uses his DJI Mavic Air drone to give us a breathtaking aerial view of the iconic and well preerved ancient city, which was part of Yugoslavia for much of the 20th century.   


Epic Bulgaria 2 - Submerged Church "St. Ivan Rilski" in 4K

Blagoy Momchilov

Drone pilot Blagoy Mamchilov uses his DJI drone to create this spectacular video of the St. Ivan Rilski church in Central Bulgaria.  Located in the town of Zapalnya, the area around the church was flooded to make way for the Jrebchevo hydroelectric project in the 1960's.  Now sitting in the dam's reservoir, the partially submerged church makes for an amazing aerial view as you'll see from the video! 


Parthenon, Acropolis, Athens, Greece

The capital and most important city of Greece is Athens, and the center of Athens is the Parthenon, the ancient Greek temple built atop the Acropolis (or citadel) in the center of the city. Contributor georgelek1966@hotmail flew his drone over this important UNESCO World Heritage cultural site, the centerpiece of which is the Parthenon temple, constructed in 447 BC and dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena.


Meeting of Cultures - Bosnia


Bosnia Herzegovina is the most ethnically and religiously diverse of the former Yugoslavian countries.  Unlike other parts of the Balkans under Ottoman rule, the people of Bosnia largely adopted the Islam, although the Muslim majority peacefully exists with Catholic and Eastern Orthodox minorities.  Contributor Dan Drone had these ideas in mind when he created this amazing drone video from a trip to this Balkan land. 


Freeride Ski at National Park Galicica - Ohrid Macedonia by 2S & Ski Macedonia


While it is not as prominent as other alpine areas, the mountains of Macedonia in Europe's Balkan region offer spectacular skiing opportunities.  Most of the country is covered in steep hills and mountains, with the greatest concentrations in its northwestern and southern regions.  Stojan2s created this epic drone video from a ski trip to the Galicica National Park ski area, situated in the soutwestern corner of the country near Ohrid.  




Bulgaria's capital city Sofia sits near the western end of the country.  Dating to the Roman era, the city's importance derives from its location relative to three mountain passes critical to ancient trade routes running to and from the Black Sea, at one point the world's most important body of water.  Using a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone, AirVuz contributor Gkoutanoudisg gives us tour of this  well preserved in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains.


Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 - DJI Mavic Air 4K


For an overview tour of Bosnia Herzegovina, it's hard to beat this aerial compilation by Mywaytotravel.  Shot with a DJI Mavic Pro drone, the video takes us over most of the well known sights of this ancient Balkan land.  Covering both the natural beauty of the country as well as its historical and cultural treasures, you'll see some great bird's eye views of Mostar, Sarajevo, Kravice waterfalls, Pocitelj, Konjic, and Buna.  


About Tirana - DronAlb


Contributor DronAlb created this marvelous aerial overview of Tirana, the capital city of Albania.  The city lies a bit west of the geographic center of the country, still some distance from the Adriatic coastline.  Like much of the country, it is surrounded by mountains and hills.  Founded in the early 17th century, Tirana has seen its tourism grow since the civil war in the former Yugoslavia (immediately to Albania's north) subsided.  


Athos, The Holy Mountain

Icarus Aerial Filming

Athos is a mountain lying on a peninsula of the same name in the northeastern corner of Greece.  Called the Holy Mountain because of its important Eastern Orthodox monasteries, it is one of the most recognized sites in Greece.  In this video, contributor Icarus Aerial Filming gives us a spectacular bird's eye view of the amazing mountain and its well-preserved cultural sites, an area of immense importance to the Eastern Orthodox religion.  


Rila Mountain

Blagoy Momchilov

The Rila Mountain Range is in southwestern Bulgaria. It's considered a sub-range of the Balkan Mountains. Although the peaks are not as high as other European mountain ranges, the highest peak in the Rila range (Musala, which stands 2.9k meters or roughly 10k ft) is the highest peak of the Balkans and the tallest mountain between the the Alps and the Caucasus.  Contributor Blogjoy Momchilov used a drone to treat us to an aerial view of this stunning mountain.


Adrenaline Rush - Buzludzha Winter Edition


One of Bulgaria's most iconic sites is the Buzludzha  monument, which sits atop the Buzludzha peak situated near the geographic center of this Balkan nation.  In this video, contributor Droneman used a drone to create an impressive aerial view of this important structure, built to celebrate the Bulgarian Communist Party. Funded with public contributions, the monument was constructed over a ten year period from 1971 to 1981.  


Bosnia from Above | 4K Drone Video


Bosnia Herzegovina is perhaps the most distinctive of the countries which emerged after Yugoslavia collapsed into civil war in the 1990's.  In this video, top AirVuz contributor Hamza Mujtaba takes us on an aerial tour of this magnificent land, Europe's only Muslim-majority country.  Using his DJI Mavic Pro drone, he gives us bird's eye views of the country, including spectacular shots of the bridge in the medieval city Mostar.



The Brothers M

Dobrogea is a region in the eastern part of Romania, where the mighty Danube River empties into the Black Sea.  Top contributor The Brothers M used a drone to create an unforgettable aerial tour of of this stunning region.  Despite the lack of mountains characteristic of other regions in Romania, you will be amazed by the stunning coastline, incredible shots of migratory birds, ship and bridge traffic on the Danube, and bird's eye views of some of Romania's many wind turbines.  


Srebrenik fortress - Bosnia and Herzegovina (DJI Mavic Pro)

Tamas Varga

The spectacular medieval Srebrenik Fortress lies in the northeastern corner of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  While the fortress was abandoned shortly after being built in the 14th century, it is one of the best-preserved medieval fortresses in all of Europe.  Contributor Tamas Vargas used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this amazing video, which begins with a selfie and then reveals the mighty fortification.


Croatia - Mljet & Korcula Islands, an aerial glimpse in 4K

Amaury Descours

Croatia's Korcula and Mljet Islands are two of the larger islands which lie off the country's long Dalmation Coast in the Adriatic Sea.  Korcula is the larger of the two, and is the largest island in the country after the northern island of Krk.  Contributor Amaury Descours used a DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone to aerially capture these two islands, which have played an important role in the affairs of the region for thousands of years and are now among the world's most popular sailing locations.   


OHRID - Coastline

Uncle Damn

Lake Ohrid is one of the most spectacular bits of natural scenery in the Balkans.  One of the largest lakes in the region, it forms part of the border between Macedonia and Albania.  It is one of a handful of UNESCO World Heritage sites to be designated as both a natural and cultural site.  In this video, top contributor Uncle Damn gives us a bird's eye view of the area around the city of Ohrid on the lake's northeastern shore, one of the most popular destinations on this deep, crystal blue lake.


4K Drone Albania


Contributor Miracleoffight treats us to this aerial tour of the small Balkan nation Albania.  This small, mountainous country manages to pack in some incredible natural and cultural scenery, an astoundingly diverse landscape given its size.  The video features bird's eye views of the capital city Tirana, the mountains which extend throughout the interior, and the dazzling blue waters of its Adriatic Sea coastline. 


Incredible Dalmatia - Sailing from Above (4K)

Jus Medic

Contributor Jus Medic created this spectacular video of the world-class sailing scene off the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, which sits on the Adriatic Sea.  The video provides a bird's eye view of what is considered to be some of the finest recreational sailing waters anywhere in the world, a place of torquoise blue waters, gentle breezes, and many ports and beaches.  It includes footage of the islands of Hvar, Solta, Brac, Salmatia, and more.  



Travel Lifestyle

While many of Croatia's best known areas are along its Adriatic Sea coastline, the country's mountainous interior has much to offer as well.  One of the natural treasures is the Plitvice Lakes area, near the border with neighboring Bosnia Herzegovina.  Part of a national park, the area is now one of the country's biggest tourist destinations.  In this video, contributor Travel Lifestyle gives us an epic bird's eye view of this spectacular region in the Balkan Mountains.


Istria, the Adriatic Gem

Aleksandar Petakov

Istria is a peninsula in the Adriatic Sea which is primarily part of Croatia but slivers of which belong to neighboring Italy and Slovenia.  It sits near the north end of the Adriatic Sea, which is considered to be part of the Mediterranean.  Contributor Alexander Petakov used a DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone to create a beautiful aerial collage of this peninsula, the largest in the Adriatic.  


Simonos Petra Monastery at the Holy Mountain, Greece

Icarus Aerial Filming

Icarus Aerial Filming created this stunning bird's eye view of the Simonos Petra Monastery, one of the great cultural treasures of Greece.  The monastery is on the Holy Mountain of Athos on a peninsula of Thrace in northeastern Greece.  The mountain is considered one of the most important places in the Eastern Orthodox religion, and Mt. Athos is technically a monastic state within the state of Greece, a status which has some similarities with that of the Vatican.  


Montenegro Aerial Reel


Contributor And911 created this brilliant drone video of Montenegro in connection with a travel documentary film.  The videos provides a breathtaking aerial views of this magnificent mountainous land on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, and includes breathtaking footage of the coast, the interior mountains, and the town of Kotor, whose ancient bridge is one of the country's great cultural landmarks.




Despite its modest land area of about 50k square km (20k square mi), Bosnia and Herzegovina is blessed with an extremely high density of natural, cultural, and historical sites.  In this remarkable drone video, contributor Bycasa photography treats us to a magnificent aerial tour of this Balkan nation which had been part of Yugoslavia before its dissolution  It  features footage of Sarajevo, Srebrenik, and other top attractions.  


Dubrovnik in Cinematic High Definition


Contributor Justin Poore created this stunning aerial tour of Dubrovnik, the ancient Croatian city located at the southernmost tip of the country on the Dalmatian Coast.  This city, with its spectacular views overlooking the Adriatic Sea, is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Famously, it is a major filming location for HBO's Game of Thrones series, serving as the King's Landing location among other "roles".  Dubrovnik is now one of the top destinations anywhere in the Mediterranean.  




Top contributor Minglam put together this awesome aerial tour of the the two most well known areas of the Balkan nation of Macedonia.  The first part of the video is shot around Lake Ohrid, the large lake which forms part of the border with Albania to the west.  The lake is not only spectacularly beautiful but it's dotted with many sites of cultural interest, also shown in the video.  The film then transitions to Skopje, Macedonia's capital city, which lies in a valley in the northern part of the country.


Zemun Serbia

First Production

In this video, First Production gives us a drone's eye view of Zemun, Serbia.  Once a truly independent city, it has more or less been absorbed into the greater Belgrade area with the growth of the (nearby) Serbian capital city.   Like much of Serbia, the area around Zemun has been inhabited by humans for over two milennia.  It lies on the Danube River, just upstream from Belgrade and a rather further distance downstream from Novi Sad, Serbia's #2 urban center.  


Spring in Ljubuski

Andrej Vištica

Ljubuski is a small village in southern Bosnia Herzegovina, lying near the country's western border with Croatia.  Situated in the foothills of some of Bosnia's mountains, the region is full of rivers and waterfalls.  Drone pilot Andrej Vištica created this amazing look at some of the natural scenery around the town during the spring season.  As you'll see, the spring runoff feeds some spectacular looking falls.


Trip to Albania - Saranda, Blue eye, Butrim, Ksamil


Albania is blessed with a plethora of beautiful beaches along its Adriatic Sea coastline.  With few major cities, the Albanian coast is home to a few towns and numerous small villages and resorts.  In this drone video by Tigger_81, you'll get an aerial glimpse of this coastline.  The video features dazzling footage of Saranda, Blue Eye, Butrim, and Ksamil, all of which lie on the southern end of the Balkan nation's coastline in the area known as the Albanian Riviera.


South Coast


Albania's beautiful Adriatic Sea beaches are concentrated in the southern part of its coastline, in the area just north of the country's border with Greece.  Here, the crystal blue waters and white sand beaches which abound have led to the region being called the Albanian Riviera.  This drone video by contributor 1man gives us a bird's eye view of the Mediterranean beauty of this area in the southwestern Balkans.


Bjeshkët e Kukësit / Kukesi Mountains - Albania 2018 DJI Phantom 4 Pro + v2.0

Studio Shahini

Albania is a country very much defined by its mountains.  The Balkan country is covered with them, covering most of its interior.  All of the country's ranges are part of the Balkan Mountains system, and several sometimes go under different names.  In this video, contributor Studio Shahini gives us a drone's eye view of the mountains around Kukës in the country's northeastern corner.  It was shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone.


Belgrade lights

First Production

First Production created this beautiful drone video of the Serbian capital city Belgrade, decked out for the Christmas holiday season.  The video was shot on a DJI Inspire drone with a Zenmuse X5 camera.  Belgrade is the largest city in Serbia by good measure, and is the last (ie downtream) of the great cities on the Danube River, which runs through Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest before it reaches the Serbian capital city en route to the Black Sea.


Backpacking the Balkans: Part 1 📍Croatia 🇭🇷 📍Bosnia 🇧🇦 Full Video youtube link:


The Adriatic Coast continues to be a popular tourism destination, especially with the backpacking type who enjoy moving from spot to spot to enjoy a multifacted vacation. AirVuz contributor Mercurybackpackers shared their journey through Bosnia and Croatia, where they enjoyed time within the walls of Dubrovnik, which served as King's Landing throughout Seasons 2-8 of the popular Game of Thrones, as well as on Lokrum Island. This charming island, off the shore of Dubronik, served as Qarth in Season 2.


Sunday at Agrafa Mountain Range, Greece

Icarus Aerial Filming

The Agrafa Mountains are in central Greece.  The range is an extension of the Pindus mountains, which run over northern Greece and into Albania.  The mountains are dotted with gorgeous lakes and valleys and many small towns whose red brick roofs present an amazing visual appearance.  In this video, contributor Icarus Aerial Filming took a drone on a Sunday trip through the mountains, providing us with a marvelous bird's eye view of an area in the heart of Greece.


To find the boundaries


The reveal shots in this piece are unreal - specifically the one 24 seconds in. It should come as no surprise that it comes from 2017 Drone Video of the Year nominee Scientik. This piece, nominated for Drone Video of the Week, was shot in the mountains of beautiful Bosnia and Herzegovina on his DJI Mavic 2 Pro. Filled with 100% aerial shots of those gorgeous mountain scenics, a mountain climber, a tightrope walker, and more it's another gem by Scientik. 


SUMMER TRIP 2018 | Slovenia & Croatia

Rein Martens

This Drone Video of the Week nominee was captured as Rein Martens and his friends ventured on a summer road trip through some of the Balkans most scenic spots.  A charming camper served as a roving home base, and a DJI Phantom drone and GoPro perfectly captured each postcard worthy spot along the way. Proving their distinction as an increasingly popular tourism destination, the Balkans welcomed Rein and friends with a variety of scenery - from snow capped mountains, rugged coastlines, turquoise Adriatic water, and charming European towns replete with red roofs.