The magic of Europe is that no matter where you go, chances are that you’ll stumble across a charming town you never even knew existed. Many of these are so pretty that it’s a mystery why the tourist masses haven’t discovered them. Of course, the fact that they’re not overrun by tourists is part of the charm. Here are some of the best hidden European towns you must visit.
1. Staithes, United Kingdom
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2. Strandhill, Ireland
3. Colmar, France
This country is a celebrity favourite. Just look at all the celebrity couples who got married in France.
4. Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
5. Veere, Netherlands
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6. Reine, Norway
7. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
8. Sintra, Portugal
Portugul, and particularly Lisbon, is one of the absolute best European travel destinations to visit in the fall.
9. Albarracín, Spain
10. Marsaxlokk, Malta
11. Hallstatt, Austria
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12. Dinant, Belgium
13. Smögen, Sweden
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14. Burano, Italy
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15. Gruyères, Switzerland
16. Monemvasia, Greece
17. Bled, Slovenia
18. Kovachevitsa, Bulgaria
The Bulgarian government declared it a historic and architectural reservation because of the unique style of its houses.
19. Zalipie, Poland
20. Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland
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