Are you looking for a destination for your vacation?
No need to spend a fortune to go to the end of the world and discover exotic destinations!
There are some amazing places in Europe that you have never heard of.
These places to visit are both unusual and magnificent …
They are among the most beautiful trips to be made in Europe!
And they are much more economical than exotic destinations.
We have selected for you 19 incredible places to visit without breaking the bank. Look :
1. Island of Hvar, Croatia
The island of Hvar in Croatia is one of the must-see places. In the heart of the Dalmatian islands, it is considered one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world!
Since Antiquity, it has been famous for its strategic maritime position.
Today, the mild climate, its cultural monuments, the beauty of its unspoiled nature as well as its historical wealth make it popular with visitors.
2. Burano, Italy
Located north of the Venetian Lagoon, Burano is nicknamed the Island of a Thousand Colors. And it is not for nothing!
Its houses with colorful facades line the canals of this small village founded by merchants and fishermen. They give it a crazy charm.
Also known for its lace, it is considered the most beautiful island in the Venetian lagoon.
3. Kravica Falls, Bosnia and Herzegovina
If you are looking for the most beautiful waterfalls in Bosnia, they are here.
The Kravica Falls have nothing to envy their Croatian neighbors, the Krka Park Falls or the Plitvice Lakes Park Falls.
Even if they are less known, they are one of the wonders of nature.
4. Dinant, Belgium
Few people know the city of Dinant in Belgium.
Yet it is a beautiful little town which is pleasant to visit all year round.
Between its collegiate church, its citadel and its colorful houses, at the foot of steep cliffs, you will have plenty to do!
In addition, you can take advantage of river cruises to discover the city and its surroundings in an unusual way.
5. Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Isle of Skye will blow your mind! Its unique landscapes are unforgettable and it is also the great island of the Inner Hebrides.
If you are traveling to Scotland, then you can stay there for a few days or even longer.
You will not regret it thanks to the incredible charm of this island and its very rich history.
It is certain that the beauty of its landscapes, its mountain ranges and its superb coast will seduce you.
6. Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
Romantics will love this unique place! Kylemore Abbey is a small cathedral located in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.
It is a little gem of Gothic architecture! This mini cathedral is also a beautiful proof of love built by a husband for his late wife.
It is part of a larger Victorian castle, Kylemore Castle, which you can also visit.
7. Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Perched on a hill, Civita di Bagnoregio is a small hamlet in the province of Viterbo, in central Italy.
It is accessed by a large footbridge. But if you want to visit this magnificent 2,500 year old village, overlooking a very beautiful gorge, don’t delay.
Because unfortunately, this rocky peak undergoes constant erosion because of the streams which flow below in the valleys. Not to mention the action of rain and wind which contributes to weakening the peak.
As a result, the edges of the village crumble and the houses collapse.
Although the village has obtained the label of “Plus Beaux Bourgs d’Italie”, it is also called the dying village, because of the erosion of the peak.
8. Lake Bohinj, Slovenia
Lake Bohinj in Slovenia is certainly the most beautiful in this country.
Accessible on foot or by car, it is located at the end of a lovely little road.
The mountains form a setting around this magnificent and silent lake. If you are going to Slovenia this visit is a must.
9. Faial, Portugal
Faial Island is a volcanic island in the Azores Archipelago. It offers grandiose landscapes.
Located between sea and mountains, it will surprise you with the beauty of its volcanic landscapes, fields and lakes.
It is also nicknamed the blue island thanks to the hydrangeas that beautify the island during the summer period!
10. Piran, Slovenia
Piran is a Slovenian town on the coast that owes its prosperity to the cultivation of salt.
Even today, an excellent quality fleur de sel is harvested there, using ancestral methods.
Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this city of great cultural wealth is surrounded by a rampart. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages on the Slovenian coast.
You will appreciate its church which overhangs the city and its ramparts as well as its many cultural curiosities.
11. Alberobello, Italy
These typical houses, the Trulli, are known all over the world.
It must be said that their architecture is unique and gives this small village an incredible character.
They perfectly illustrate the richness of the popular Italian architectural heritage.
It is also a fine example of the ingenuity of the local inhabitants.
They used local materials, such as dry stone, to build the trulli, at a time when the construction of fixed houses was prohibited.
12. Meteora monasteries, Greece
If there is one unmissable place in Greece that you absolutely must visit, it is this one: the Meteora Monasteries.
Perched at the top of impressive cliffs and rocky peaks, they are located in Thessaly, central Greece.
It is a unique place, of great beauty. But if their tourist attraction is certain, we must not forget that it is an important religious place in Greece.
Moreover, six monasteries are still active today.
13. Lugano, Switzerland
Switzerland or Italy? Discovering this magnificent landscape, with Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore as a backdrop, we hesitate!
Here, the inhabitants have become accustomed to living outdoors, feasting on gelati, enjoying the trattorias, watching TV outside while the young people flirt while offering each other flowers.
In short, there is a little air of dolce vita around this Swiss lake!
14. Lake Ohrid, Macedonia
Lake Ohrid is not only magnificent but it is also one of the oldest lakes in the world: 5 million years is not nothing!
Only Lake Titicaca and Baikal can compete.
Natural border between Albania and Macedonia, it is also the deepest lake in Europe, with 288 meters deep.
Its water is exceptionally clear and its fauna is rich and varied.
15. Sintra, Portugal
In the heart of a green hill populated with pines, we discover Sintra, in the Serra da Sintra National Park.
It is a picturesque Portuguese town of exceptional cultural richness. Hence its tourist attraction!
This city, close to Lisbon, is famous for its romantic architectural style.
Palaces, ancient castles, magnificent gardens, exceptional residences … there is so much to discover that there is no time to get bored!
16. Lofoten, Norway
The Lofoten Islands are located beyond the Arctic Circle. It is without doubt one of the wildest regions in Europe!
At the foot of the steep, jagged mountains plunging into the frigid Norwegian Sea, lie charming little colorful fishing villages and white sandy beaches.
You will discover them during a trip to Norway. Know that it is also a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.
You will have the pleasure of discovering fish eagles, puffins, and many other sea birds that have made their home there.
17. Kotor, Montenegro
Welcome to the history of Montenegro! For over a millennium, Kotor has lived to the rhythm of invasions and conquerors who wanted to seize this little gem.
Surrounded by a wall, the old town of Kotor is beautifully well preserved.
It keeps the traces and the symbols of all those who wanted to conquer it.
Since 2006, the country has been independent and peace has finally returned. It is an excellent tourist destination, for all types of tourism.
18. Ronda, Spain
Andalusian city, Ronda is located 113 km from the city of Malaga.
It is known thanks to its Puente Nuevo, the new bridge, 98 meters high, made up of 3 elegant arches.
It connects the old town with the newer part, separated by a deep precipice.
19. Kizhi Island, Russia
A river cruise in Russia will take you to discover Kizhi Island. And you won’t be ready to forget it!
You must first cross the immense Onega lake before seeing this island, at the very end of the lake. In winter, an ice road is open on the lake to access it!
You will see the silver bulbs of the Church of the Transfiguration stand proudly atop the island.
The Kizhi Museum-Nature Reserve highlights this heritage, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Do you want to discover new destinations in Europe? This guide is then perfect for preparing your trip.
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