A lot of the time people head to the most well-known places in Europe, but it means you are missing some real gems. There are so many gorgeous areas that people don’t get a chance to visit. Here are some unexpected stunning places you should visit while in Europe.
Dubrovnik in Croatia
One unexpected place you should visit while in Europe is Dubrovnik in Croatia. It’s an absolutely stunning city which is known to be the filming destination of the popular TV show, The Game of Thrones. It’s growing in popularity after being shown on the television show. As discussed in this article, the walled city has beautiful drawbridges and stunning architecture. It has beautiful cobbled streets you need to wander around, and you should check out the stunning courtyards too. You also don’t want to miss the Baroque churches. And as we talked about in the blog, you can get a great cable car ride above the city so you can get some stunning photographs.
The South of France
Another unexpected stunning place you should visit while in Europe is the South of France. A lot of people just head to the capital of Pairs or beautiful Nice, but you can expect to find some unforgettable beautiful beaches in the Cote d’Azur. A lot of people head there to sunbathe, and you can also enjoy the Cannes festival which occurs every year. Make sure you explore the real south of France so you get to see the hidden gems. And don’t forget to visit Provence, which is an idyllic area full of vineyards to visit.
Cornwall in England
A lot of people head to London if they go to England, but to enjoy some stunning landscapes, you need to be heading to Cornwall. It’s a county full of sandy beaches and little harbor villages. You can explore the beautiful cliffs that will provide you with views of the area. It’s also home to the iconic Lands’ End which is a popular tourist spot. You should also visit Newquay while you are here. It’s a haven for surfers, and they flock here every summer.
Tuscany in Italy
Another unexpected stunning place you should visit while in Europe is Tuscany in Italy. It often gets neglected for more popular areas such as Venice and Rome. But Tuscany is a fantastic area full of beautiful cities such as Florence, which is home to many famous pieces of art. A lot of people head to Tuscany to experience the beauty and art of the area. You should also visit Elba’s beaches if you want to get some sunshine on your travels.
The Azores islands in Portugal
The Algarve is one of the most popular destinations in Portugal. But to experience some true beauty, you should be heading to the Azores islands. The area has nine active volcanoes, and the landscape is full of stunning views. You can also see some great beaches here, and you may be lucky enough to spot a whale or two while you are there. You can find out more about the Azores islands on this site.
It’s surprising how many gorgeous places are situated in Europe that not many people have heard about.