I’m guessing you’re like me: every time I got me some free moments on my hand, I think about new and possible destinations to travel to. Just for the hell of it, if nothing else. Well, stop thinking, since I’ve got the perfect list for you; here are 15 small towns in Europe for you to visit. Prepare to be mesmerized!
15. Freiburg, Germany
Freiburg is a small place, home to around 230,000 people. The town is located in the Southwest of Germany. I could tell you a lot about it, since I’ve visited it before, but I’m guessing curiosity is important here. Besides, the picture says more than enough.
14. Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina
The small town of Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina has to be one of the most underrated destinations in Europe. The beautiful location and natural surroundings will leave you breathless; and, if you ever find yourself there, be sure to visit a place nearby called Blagaj.
13. Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
If you think this town’s name is difficult to say out loud, you’d be right. But I’m guessing it’s even more difficult to get there; this small town in Greenland can only be reached by flight, once a week, from Iceland; after that, a helicopter ride will get you to this small glacial town. So, the ride there sounds fun and the town looks beautiful. All is well!
12. Manarola, Italy
There are plenty to see in Italy and there.. I made up a rhyme, in no time. But Manarola would have to be one of Italy’s most charming little towns; located on the coast, this little gem will make you want to think seriously about staying forever. Good food, kind people and those views could convince anyone.
11. Annecy, France
Annecy is a small town, built around a 14th Century Chateau, possibly more enchanting than any other French town you can think of. Surrounded by the French Alps, the places looks like coming out to you from the Sound of Music and feels more picturesque than you could have ever imagined.
10. Pucisca, Croatia
Croatia has opened itself up to tourism in recent years, so finding virgin territory to enjoy and explore is getting increasingly difficult. However, a visit to the Dalmation coast is an absolute must. If nothing else, it will allow tourists to discover little gems like Pucisca, a small town that looks absolutely wonderful.
9. Albarracin, Spain
Some would say Albarracin is the most charming village in all of Spain; I’m not the one to judge, since I haven’t seen all the villages – yet. After a two hour journey from Valencia and a 30 minute train ride from Teruel, you get to this magical place, filled with history, ancient design and buildings as well as loads of beautiful to visit.
8. Bibury, England
Looking like depicted out of a Victorian landscape painting, this popular street in Bibury, England is beautiful, to say the least. This small town is filled with old world charm and could very well be the most charming town in England. However, look out for Jeremy Clarkson and his crazy antics.
7. Bled, Slovenia
I just wish I wore on the banks of that lake and enjoy that view. There’s much to see and do in Bled, but the greatest attraction is undeniably Lake Bled. It is considered to be one of the world’s most stunning lakes and a tourists’ favorite. What do you think?
6. Reine, Norway
This is a small fishing village in Norway. I’m not sure what this picture is worth to you. but I can bet my year’s salary that this picturesqueand stunning place will not disappoint.
5. Bruges, Belgium
Bruges is yet another gem that has become incredibly popular for travelers who are seeking to photograph the lego-like houses in the center of the city. It is one of Europe’s prettiest little towns, although it’s increasing popularity might change things a bit.
4. Hallstatt, Austria
The lakeside town of Hallstatt has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Sit as well as the prettiest lakeside village in the entire world. Whether you visit at summer or winter time, just be sure to get there as soon as possible to enjoy this charming little town.
3. Marsaxlokk, Malta
I’ve always wanted to visit Malta, and this town makes things difficult. This is the main fishing village for the entire country, while also being colorful, playful, and bursting with Maltese spirit. Just look at that view!
2. Colmar, France
Situated in Alsace, Colmar this is one particular unique town, since itg features an interesting mix of French and Germany architecture, culture and spirit. Its colorful buildings and streets, as well as intimate feel makes this place unforgettable.
1. Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Tthe quaint, charming, almost fairytale-looking town of Cesky Krumlov is located in southern Bohemia. IF you were looking to experience what traveling back in time feels like, this is the place to visit: small cobblestone roads, bridges and much more. So, grab a sandwich, a backpack and get going!