The Most Beautiful Villages In Europe
Hallstatt is the most picturesque village in Austria, with a stunning setting on the bank of the Hallstätter See, between the pristine lake and a lush mountain that rises from the water's edge. It's a beautiful storybook town known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times.
Manarola is the second smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. Manarola is renowned for its sweet Sciacchetrà wine. And it is awash with priceless medieval relics, supporting claims that it is the oldest of the five.
Dubbed as the "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", Bibury, situated on the River Coln in the southwest of England, is one of the cutest villages in the world. The village is known for its honey-colored 17th century stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs. Fox News once considered Bibury as one of the world's most picturesque villages.
Colmar, a wonderful village in northeastern France, offers a unique mix of German and French cultural influences, which are evident in their architectural styles and cuisines. It's renowned for its well-preserved old town, with a range of architectural styles, from German Gothic to French Neo-Baroque and its historical beauty of cobblestoned lanes, quiet canals, and half-timbered houses.
Reine is a pretty fishing village in the Lofoten archipelago, an area of starkly beautiful Nordic wilderness, where sapphire bays punctuate fjords and mountains. Settle in for a front-row view of the amazing night sky and its entertainment, from summer's midnight sun to winter's northern lights. You can stay in a comfortable cottage with direct access to the Norwegian Sea.
Pučiśća is the hidden jewel on the island of Brač, a seaside village dotted with white-stone villas, a stone-paved square, and narrow cobblestoned alleys ??? a perfect place for relaxation and solitude or enjoying a swim in the turquoise Adriatic Sea. Bask in its relative solitude and the lots of prime spots for swimming in the turquoise Adriatic Sea.
Telč founded in 13th century as a royal water fort is a small South Moravian town. It has arguably the most beautiful main square where one building is lovelier than the next in the Czech Republic. The town offers tourists with great sights, especially with its Baroque- and Renaissance-style façades, a grand Renaissance-era ch??teau, and many more.
The picturesque village of Cong straddles the border of County Mayo and Galway, in Ireland. It's known for underground streams and the home of Sir William Wilde, father to prominent playwright Oscar Wilde. Cong has numerous stone bridges, the ruins of a medieval abbey, the occasional cottage, and Ashford Castle, a grand Victorian estate that has been converted into a romantic luxury hotel.