7 Undiscovered destinations to explore in Europe
Last updated on October 28th, 2022 at 08:37 am
When we say Europe, thus, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Germany, and France come to mind. These countries have some destinations that are extremely popular among tourists and some destinations are still seeing lesser tourists. These hidden gems are the places we will uncover in this blog. Like there are two sides of a coin, the “popular” destinations come with their own set of pros and cons. While there is no doubt that cities like Paris or Berlin have a lot to offer to tourists, these cities are often crowded especially in the summertime. You might save a seat on the tour bus but whether you will be able to cover all the tourist spots or not, is highly doubtful.
You must be in luck as Europe is a sea of places that will give you the same experience without the push and pull of a swarm of tourists. These unexplored roads will lead to a path to unforgettable experiences. Let’s dive in.
Albania had endured a lot in the ’90s and is still finding its ground. But that doesn’t take make it any less worthy of making it into this list. It is slowly gaining popularity as the “must-see place” in the Balkans. The Rozafa Castle, Skanderbeg Square in Tirana are must-see tourist spots in Albania. Albania sees approximately 2,857,000 tourists every year. This number dropped drastically last year due to the pandemic.
Cyprus is a small island situated in the South of Turkey. The island saw a decline in tourism in the early 2000s and the island’s economy was impacted by the stagnation. The island is has a rich history which is clearly visible in its medieval-era castles, ancient villages, and relics. In addition, Cyprus also has some of the cleanest beaches in Europe. The island sees around 2,400,000 tourists every year. Paphos, Fig Tree Bay, and St. Hilarion Castle are our top picks for our readers.
This destination is as mystical as its name. Andorra has the perfect geographical location in Europe for hiking and mountain treks. It is a small independent principality located between France and Spain, silently absorbing their cultures and blending them with their own. Lagos de Tristania, Naturlandia Nature Park, Soldeu el Tarter, Lake Engolasters, and Coma Pedrosa Community National Park are some of the most popular tourist spots in Andorra. With less crowd, it is easy and more fun to explore this place. Andorra sees approximately 2,000,000 tourists every year.
Slovenia’s tourism industry is slowly finding its place in the world. Further, With the growth the country has shown in the last few decades, it will be no surprise if it becomes a hot spot among tourists in the coming years. Slovenia is often regarded as one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. The landscapes and breathtaking views of natural spas make it a perfect destination for a summer getaway. Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bled, Julian Alps, Postojna Caves, and Triglav National Park are some of the hidden treasures of Slovenia. The country sees approximately 2,250,000 visitors every year.
Latvia makes one-third of the Baltic States, Lithuania and Estonia being the other two. It is probably one of the least visited countries in Europe. But considering how much this country has to offer, this title might soon change to the most visited countries of Europe. The white-sand beaches and picture-perfect views make Latvia a must-visit country on our list. When in Latvia don’t forget to visit Old City Riga, Gauja National Park, Lake Engure, Dzintari Forest Park, and Turaida Castle. Furthermore, Every year around 1,536,000 tourists visit Latvia.
Montenegro is a small Balkan country that suffered from Yugoslavia’s civil war. Instead of succumbing under, the country chose to wear the scars of the warlike a badge of honor. Montenegro, like the other countries mentioned above, had to see a major dip in tourism in the 90s. Slowly but surely the country is rising and the changes are evident by how the number of tourists has increased in the past couple of years. The country is a sight to behold with its collection of fjords, rugged coastline, attractive medieval villages, and breathtaking natural sites. The views might inspire you to finish that novel you’ve been putting on hold. Black Lake, Lake Skadar, Kotor Old City, and Tara River Canyon are our top picks to visit. Montenegro sees 1,324,000 tourists every year.
A serene nation placed between Asia and Europe has a painful past. Armenia has shown the world how you can rise from ashes and build a place that welcomes everyone with open arms as it comes under transcontinental country which means it’s still under discussion whether Armenia is a part of Europe or Asia. Furthermore, Armenia has magnificent sights just waiting to explore. Geghard, Tatev Monastery, Khor Virap, Sevanayank, and Mount Araghats are sights to behold. Armenia sees approximately 1,084,000 visitors every year.
With that our list of 7 undiscovered destinations comes to an end. We hope you will pay these beautiful destinations a visit.
Have a look at these tips to make the most of your trip to Europe.
- Keep in mind the dress code of the destination you are visiting.
- Check the climate of the place before you start packing.
- Inform your hotel when your plane expects to land so that they will prepare everything for you.
- Try to learn the customs and culture of the place by engaging in a conversation with the locals.
- Keep your passport updated to avoid last-minute panic.
- Always pack light and carry an empty duffel bag in case you need extra luggage after your shopping extravaganza.
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