The most charming villages in Europe
A popular travel site has identified the best small towns in Europe, where tourists who want to relax from the bustle of the city should go.
One of the most popular travel portals TripAdviser named the top of the most charming small villages in Europe, which are definitely worth a visit if you want a relaxing and measured vacation, away from city noise.
The most charming villages in Europe according to TripAdviser:
Bibury Village (England) Bibury Village (England)
The village of Bibery is located in Gloucestershire in the south-east of the country and its population is a little more than 600 people.
The village is considered one of the most beautiful in the region and is extremely popular among tourists.
Bibury is nestled among the ridge of green hills of the Cotswold Hills and consists almost entirely of light beige stone cottages, including the famous Arlington Row line of cottages dating from 1380.
Eze (France) Commune Eze (France)
The Commune of Eze in southeastern France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is located on a hilltop on the French Riviera overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and occupies one of the most picturesque places in the region.
Many of its buildings date back to the Middle Ages, however there are also many shops and restaurants, as well as the Botanical Garden.
The town of Eze with a population of almost 3 thousand people lives mainly in tourism, it is especially popular among couples seeking romantic solitude.
Village of Kong (Ireland) Village of Kong (Ireland)
The village of Kong, with a population of about 150 people, is located on the borders of the Mayo and Galway counties, and is best known for its castle, Ashford, which was the scene of the Oscar-winning film “The Quiet Man” of the 50s of the last century.
Today, this place attracts many fans of the film, especially from America, and the castle itself now functions as a hotel.
City of Baden-Baden (Germany) City of Baden-Baden (Germany)
The city of Baden-Baden in the state of Baden-Württemberg on the western slopes of the Black Forest can not be called a village in size and population (almost 57 thousand people), but the atmosphere there is quite appropriate for a quiet village.
First of all, Baden-Baden is famous for its hot springs, which were used by the ancient Romans, and now attract many tourists.
In Baden-Baden, even the ruins of Roman baths have been preserved. Also in the city there are many historical attractions, churches, museums, gardens and much more.
Montepulciano Town (Italy) Montepulciano Town (Italy)
The Italian city of the Mannerist palazzo Montepulciano is located in the very south of Tuscany, in the province of Siena, at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level.
Tourists can find here, in addition to a quiet holiday, the magnificent architecture of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as ample opportunities to visit local wineries.
Montepulciano is surrounded by fortifications dating back to the 14th century, and also has several churches and public squares on its territory.
Oia Town (Greece) Oia Town (Greece)
Oia, with a population of just over a thousand people, is the northernmost of several towns on the Greek island of Santorini.
It houses the Naval Museum and the “Fort Londza” – a dilapidated castle and observation post, preserved from the time of Venetian rule over the city.
First of all, among tourists Oia is known as a place to watch the sunset, but also fantastic at any time of the day due to the abundance of typical snow-white buildings crowned with blue domes, as well as stunning views of the Aegean Sea.