From seeing the picture-perfect rolling hills covered in grapevines right from the windowpanes to being in one of the immense vistas of snow-covered Alps to enjoying the cool landscape dotted with cypress trees, many European villages can offer the ideal tranquility and visual delights you always searched for. Buy why villages alone, many of the small European towns with their wonderful cityscape, small water bodies, plush gardens, winding roads just offer the same type of specter for our eyes. Here we have picked 7 hidden and uncommon destinations for you to discover in your next Europe tour.
Kotor makes you remember beauties shrouded in obscurity and mystery. With the engulfing thick mist in the surrounding hills around the bay, Kotor can give you an idea of a meek landscape. But many wealthy Europeans buying properties here and making their permanent residence here, it is understandable why this sparkling timid countryside of Kotor with its foggy hills and blue water bay is so popular.
This small Romanian village offers an ideal east European specter with a historical church and cool life of countryside without many upheavals. This little village has a UNESCO World Heritage because of the 12th century Church called Viscri. From the pastel-colored brick houses to the unpaved roads cutting through sprawling farmlands to the large fortified churches, it is where you have an authentic Saxon way of life on full display.
This sparkling lakeside town in Austria is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For some years this town is being dubbed as the most beautiful lakeside village in the whole world. Visiting either in summer or in chilling snow covered winter here you have the most eye soothing specter of a small lakeside town in all times of the year. The wave of Alpine hills along the crystal blue water lake offers a ravishing view.
This little village just at the foot of Black Forest, in southern Germany just transports you to a land of tranquility and peace. It can as well be the ideal destination for a wine vacation. Traveling through hills covered with terraced vineyards from Strasburg when you reach this tiny village, the pastel-colored houses with the green specter at the backdrop just offer you a scintillating specter. The small town along with its marketplace, gothic architecture of the Town Hall, outdoor wine bars and wide open green specter surrounding this little hamlet, is sure to engulf the senses with repose and peace.
This tranquil beauty in the Cyclades is unique in its own way. Unlike the neighboring Santorini, it has no multi-storied buildings, no cruise ships in the port and no fancy restaurants or touristy shops. This sparkling little Greek town beside the Aegean Sea rather offers a cool scenic specter with waves crashing on pebbled beaches, wooden windmills taking their tolls and small houses are moaning in their sleep, it is a perfect picture that evokes poetry at first sight.
Croatia with its grand heritage-cities, ambitious towns and ports and natural marvels is increasingly becoming a preferred European destination for international tourists. But shunned by the big cities and tourist hotspots the little known Croatian villages and small towns often remain unattended in spite of their picture-perfect beauty and natural setting. Pucisca is such a little gem with its sparkling blue bay water, a wave of green hills and dots of orange-roofed houses.
This small Greenland town which makes one struggling for pronouncing correctly offers an equal challenge for the traveler to reach here. After taking a weekly flight from Iceland and then taking a helicopter ride you can reach this town surrounded by arctic glaciers. But, all the troubles worth the specter you experience upon reaching here.