Europe is such a wonderful continent to explore. However, many of the pretty destinations here have been discovered and swarmed by tourists. If you want to go an untapped European destination, the top six places you must visit are:
1. Hallstatt, Austria
A village in the Salzkammergut region, this enchanting and historic location lies on the shores of the Hallstatt Sea. It is a calm, picturesque town which is very deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage distinction. A town of less than a thousand inhabitants, the best attractions here include the Cultural Heritage Museum, the Beinhaus, the salt caves, the Ice Caves, and the quiet but pretty little town center.
2. Colmar, France
Located in Alsace, this French city that has witnessed and felt the horrendous effects of WWII. But now, it offers a lot of pretty countryside attractions that you won’t find anywhere else. Start your tour with the Maison des Tetes and then visit the Maison Pfister. There are beautiful churches here too, such as the Dominican Church and the St. Martin Church.
3. Folegrandos, Greece
This island in Greece is a beach destination that is composed of three smaller villages namely, Ano Meria, Karavostasis, and Chora. This is a very small town with only 765 inhabitants. Trekking, hiking, and boating are the most popular activities here. Visit once and you’ll never want to leave again.
4. Rovinj, Croatia
The old town of Rovinj is accessible by ferry from the equally pretty town of Venice. When you get here, the best things to do are walk around the town, go up the campanile of the Sv Euphemia Cathedral, and visit the Rovinj Heritage Museum. Then go shopping, cycling, and swimming. Those should complete your itinerary while here.
5. Lodz, Poland
Although Lodz is the third largest city in Poland, it is not really among the most popular travel destinations in Europe. But if you do decide to come here, you’ll discover that there are tons of things to do and places to see. For starters, the Piotrkowska Street is the longest commercial street in Europe. Then there’s the Muzeum Sztuki and the Lodz Hills Landscape Park to explore. Festivals, cinemas, theaters, live music, dance, and sports activities are quite popular in this city as well.
6. Lofoten Islands, Norway
Located in the Arctic Circle, this island in Norway is a very scenic fishing village. And it probably offers the best beach experience in the world due to its 24-hour sunshine. Visit this Viking island and enjoy hiking, wave surfing, biking, winter sports, and wildlife viewing at their very best.