Seven Incredible Hidden Places in Europe you won’t Believe Exist
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Europe is the land of peace, prosperity, and nature. This amazing continent has so much to offer, and tourists cannot get enough of it. Each year, the number of tourists keeps growing. You might think, all of Europe has been fully discovered by the tourists, but that is not the case. There are many hidden gems in Europe that are still not very famous, and as a tourist, you must explore them before they get famous, popular and expensive to visit. Here’s a list of 7 such places.
Scotland – Isle of Skye
Everyone knows that Scotland is home of to some of the most beautiful natural avenues. However, barring a few famous places, not much is known about Scotland. Therefore, it’s no surprise that you might not know about the Isle of Skye. The Isle is 80 kms of rough terrain, jagged sea cliffs, narrows and postcard-worthy fishing villages that will take your breath away. Here, you will feel the solitude you’ve been seeking for. Despite the seclusion, there are a few good hotels here that will cater to you a comfortable stay. So, for a great escape, Isle of Skye is the ideal location.
Romania – Peles Castle
Romania is one of the most underrated holiday destinations in Europe, but its popularity is fast rising. Considered to the be the most well-designed castles in Europe, Peles Castle is still quite unknown to tourists. Not for long though. This Neo-Renaissance Gothic style castle is attracting many eyeballs. Equally beautiful inside and outside, there are close to 170 rooms in the castle, with each one having a varied theme. There’s also beautiful art, tapestries, rugs, furniture, arms, and armors. This collection further adds to the charm of the castle. So, if old castles are your thing, you can try Peles Castle, and you can also check out Romania. It has all the beauty Europe is famous for munis the crowds.
Ireland – Kylemore Abbey
A nation steeped in heritage and history, Ireland, just like Scotland, is blessed with amazing natural beauty. And set amidst this beauty is Kylemore Abbey. Built in the 1800s, it was meant to be a private home for Mitchell Henry. He built the home to be an ode to modernity, Ireland, and his beloved wife. Today, this quiet little place, just an hour away from Galway, is attracting peace-seekers. Kylemore Abbey also has the largest walled garden in Ireland called Victorian Walled Garden. This is quite a romantic destination, where you can enjoy quiet meals at their cafe, buy gifts at the gift shop, or take walks along the lake. It is quite an experience.
Greece – Samos Kokkari
Tourism is on the rise in Greece, but there are still places like Samos Kokkari where you can enjoy the best of what Greece has to offer. This stunning island is like an awakening of the senses. Maybe this beauty is the reason why the island produced historical geniuses like Pythagoras, Epicurus, and Aristarchus. The fertile lands around the island grow a lot of vegetation, which you can taste in the cuisine. Samos-Kokkari is a wonderful island vacation, full of undisturbed beauty, and peace that make for the perfect vacation.
Italy – Civita di Bagnoregio
This volcanic city set atop a hill and is only connected by narrow stone way road that further narrows down to a walkway. The city is many times referred to as the dying city, as many locals are leaving it. But many rich Italians are buying up the properties. This place is perfect for a day visit. From the city, you get stunning panoramic views and the city’s architecture is untouched by the Renaissance. Therefore, the city looks like a medieval time capsule. Civita di Bagnoregio is virtually unknown, so, be the first to explore it.
Germany – Rothenburg
When you think of Germany, you think of ultra-modern cities connected by the Autobahn, on which amazing German cars race each other. Well, you’d be right for the most part. But there are also towns like Rothenburg that look like it is straight out of an ancient fairytale. The town has fountains, restored homes, cobblestone roads, cute street signs, and large bay windows. You will not feel like you are in modern Germany, but rather, in a town that time forgot.
Portugal – Faial Island
Faial Island is famously known as Blue Island. It is home to only 15,000 inhabitants, making it a peaceful island. Most homes are painted in various shades of blue, hence, the name. The beaches have soft sand, and the sunset view is unforgettable. This idyllic place is still not very well known, so, plan a vacation here and enjoy the virgin beauty of Faial Island.
These are some of the best-hidden gems of Europe. In a few years time, these places too will start seeing swathes of tourists, so, now is the time to get a jump on things, and take European vacation like no other.