20 beautiful European little towns that you probably never heard about

At the same time that Europe has its famous capitals that are incredibly desired destinations, the continent is also full of small towns and villages that few people heard about. Many of them end up being underrated, but they can hide a lot of history, an incredible architecture and breathtaking natural landscapes!

 

Bibury, England

One of the most charming cities in England, Bibury has a number of medieval houses. It looks like a small village from other times!

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Aberdour, Scotland

Aberdour is a historic village which is 30 minutes from Edinburgh by train. In August, the town ends up serving as a base for anyone wishing to stay in a quieter place during the Edinburgh Festival.

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Saint-Geniès, França

About 2 hours drive away from Bordeaux, Saint Geniès is a tiny town. This region has a rich gastronomy associated with two typically French ingredients: fois gras and truffles.

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Albarracin, Spain

Albarracin is a historic Spanish village which is about two hours from Valencia.

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Cabo de Gata, Spain

A beach destination, Cabo de Gata is a place with beautiful landscapes along its rocky coast.

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is a beautiful little town on the edge of a lake that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It doesn’t matter whether it’s summer or winter, you can be sure that you’ll see a wonderful scenery in this place!

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Hall in Tirol, Austria

Near Innsbruck, Hall in Tirol began its history in 1303. As it’s quite well preserved, the town still has a medieval atmosphere!

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Freiburg, Germany

With beautiful colorful houses, Freiburg is a city in Germany with a stunning setting.

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Haarlem, Netherlands

In the north of Holland, Haarlem is only 15 minutes away from Amsterdam. It has a beautiful architecture and is close to Keukenhof Gardens (the largest flower garden in the world).

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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

A day tour from Prague, Cesky Krumlov is located in Southern Bohemia. It’s a quite charming town with cobbled streets, bridges and towers.

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Odense, Denmark

Even being the third largest city in Denmark, Odense is a very small town. It’s the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. The place has a museum and a garden dedicated to its most famous son!

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Reine, Norway

Little fishing village, Reine is surrounded by fascinating landscapes. It’s a small sample of the natural beauties of Norway!

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Toruń, Poland

Poland is filled with beautiful towns and Toruń is one of them! For those who want to explore a little further the country, it may be interesting to visit this small town.

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Marsaxlokk, Malta

Marsaxlokk is the major Maltese fishing village. It’s very colorful and cheerful!

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Bled, Slovenia

The major attraction of Bled is the lake with the same name that is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

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Pucisca, Croatia

With a beautiful sea landscape, Pucisca is a municipality on the Dalmatian Coast (whose most important city is Split).

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Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Difficult to pronounce that name? It’s even harder to get to this small village in Greenland. As the water around the place is usually frozen, the access by boat is almost impossible. Consequently, the place ends up being very isolated from the rest of the world, and the helicopter is the most viable means of transport to get there.

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Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Still an underestimated destination in Europe, Mostar is a beautiful town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its medieval bridge over the blue waters compose the most famous postcard of this place!

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Lošinj, Croatia

Lošinj is an island in northern Adriatic Sea. It has a beautiful architecture with some colorful houses among the boats that are used as transportation on site.

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Sigulda, Latvia

Day trip from the capital Riga, Sigulda is a city in Latvia with many caves and grottos. It has some preserved castles as well as others in ruins.

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