Europe is full of amazing and incredible places to see. In fact, there are so many that many such amazing places remain largely forgotten and unvisited. So, the next time, go beyond the more popular destinations in London, Rome, or Paris. Here’s a list of some of these hidden gems in Europe you have to see for yourself.

Hidden gems in Europe you must visit

1Burano, Italy

The colourful houses on Burano
The colourful houses on Burano

This colourful hideaway is a quick boat ride away from Venice, providing a quiet escape from its crowds.

2Dinant, Belgium

European Hidden Gems

Located along the banks of the Meuse river, this picturesque town is set amidst the backdrop of steep cliffs. Its the perfect place to go on a hiking holiday.

3Swallow’s Nest Castle, Crimea

Castle Swallow's Nest over the Black Sea in Crimea, Russia

This decorative castle overlooks the Cape of Ai-Todor, providing breathtaking views of the Black Sea. It is set near the spa town of Gaspra.

4Hvar, Croatia

Hvar, Croatia

Once an important city of the Venetian Empire, Hvar is an underrated Mediterranean getaway. It effortlessly blends nature, culture, and history with an infectious nightlife.

5Colmar, France

Colmar, France, Alsace

Called the “little Venice,” Colmar in northeastern France is full of narrow cobblestoned streets. Lined with colourful medieval timber houses, it is also packed with museums and galleries.

6Meteora, Greece

Meteora monastery, Greece
The rocky monasteries at Meteora, Greece

One of the most important Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site of Meteora is perched high in the sky, atop natural sandstone pillars.

7Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello, Italy

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alberobello is known for its picturesque cone-roofed houses, or trulli, which are made from limestone rock.

8Sintra, Portugal

The Pena National Palace, Sintra, Portugal

The romantic Sintra has inspired countless poets and novelists over the decades. Located near the Sintra Mountains, its pale villas, majestic wells, and the dramatic Pena National Palace are truly a must-see.

9Bohinj, Slovenia

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Set amidst the breathtaking Julian Alps, Bohinj is home to some of the most beautiful regions of Slovenia. It is also the location of the country’s largest lake, the charming Lake Bohinj.

10Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio (Italy)

A hilltop village north of Rome, Civita di Bagnoregio has remained as it was since the Italian Renaissance. However, it is slowly dying due to erosion, so visit while you can!

11Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

Straddling the border between Macedonia and Albania, Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest lakes in Europe. Its unique wildlife and blue waters are surrounded by countless stunning medieval churches and Roman ruins.

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