Hidden Gems in Europe
Europe has diverse landscapes full of endless beauty and aside from of its all-natural appeal, it is just as full of entertainment, history and some of the greatest food in the world. With that being said, planning out your trip to Europe can quickly get overwhelming which is why we’d like to tell you about some of our favorite hidden gems.
Asturias and Covadonga Convent, Spain This magnificent Asturias region has many sandy desolate beaches, hiking trails through lush wilderness, and breathtaking architecture. If it’s the architecture that piques your interest, the Covadonga Convent is absolutely worth visiting as it is one of Spain’s important historical features.
Salzkammergut region, Austria With tall forested mountains in the near distance, Salzkammergut is definitely a site to see. Check out the Dachstein Ice Caves, Lake Hallstatt (one of Austria’s greatest Alpine lakes), or Mammoth Cave. All these places can be accessed by railway or cable car.
Mdina & Zebbug, Malta If you wish to indulge in some of the rich culture and stunning baroque architecture of the continent, Mdina and Zebbug have it all. These Mediterranean countries may be smaller in size but they make up for it with gorgeous landscapes, beaches, and exciting medieval heritage.
The Azores, Portugal These small islands are composed of volcanoes that exist just 800 miles off the coast of Portugal. Expect tons of fishing, watersports and sightseeing.
Perast, Montenegro Beach bums will fall deeply in love with this small town on the coast of Montenegro. Enjoy looking at Venetian-heritage buildings and beauty all around.
Lednice-Valtice, Czech Republic If you like wine and fairytales (great pair, indeed) visit Lednice Castle, which is built atop a Renaissance chateau. Here you can take a relaxing boat ride while sipping on some of the castle’s ever-popular wine.
Pag Island, Croatia This exceptional place on the Croatian Adriatic coast is packed full of amazing sights and excitement. It is also a hub for cheese production if you’re craving some of the tastiest food around.
Saaremaa Island, Estonia Saaremaa is Estonia’s largest island located in the Baltic Sea. This popular European region is well-loved by beer enthusiasts and beachgoers all over the world.
Volos & Pelion region, Greece Smack in the middle of Athens and Thessaloniki in the Pagasetic Gulf is Volos. This alluring place isn’t necessarily a hidden gem anymore but it is certainly worth the trip. Full of historical sites, great architecture, noteworthy restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife, Volos is also bordered by Mount Pelion and white sandy beaches.
As you can see, there are many thrilling and attractive places to go throughout Europe. Some of these places are little gems that not many know about while others are almost always occupied by tourists. To find out more about Europe’s ever-growing destinations, feel free to send us an email with any questions you might have!