Europe is a wonderful continent. When people think of Europe, they think about its huge metropolitan cities like London and Paris. Of course Europe has many mega cities. At the same time you will also find many beautiful villages in this amazing continent. They are all over Europe, from Alps to the Mediterranean.
Here is a brief overview of the top 10 really beautiful villages in Europe.
This well-preserved stunning Alsatian village is well-known for its architectural beauty. Here you will witness a range of architectural styles, from French Neo-Baroque to German Gothic. A walk along its quiet canals on cobblestone lanes is sure to be a refreshing and memorable experience.
Located towards the north of the Arctic Circle, this beautiful fishing village is well-known for its Nordic wilderness. In fact it is in the Lofoten Archipelago whose sapphire bays, mountains and fjords are immensely popular among tourists.
This village is located in a hilly region that is well-known for its natural beauty. River Coln bisects the village. Bibury is in south-west part of England. Here you will find verdant meadows about ancient stone cottages with steep pitched roofs.
This village is a frazione of the municipality of Riomaggiore. It is located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, Northern Italy. It attracts many tourists from all over the world.
Located on the island of Brac, this picturesque village is adorned with white stone villas with terracotta roofs, a stone paved square and narrow cobble stoned arrays. This sea side village is ideal for any one who seeks peace and serenity. The turquoise Adriatic Sea offers you a wonderful opportunity to swim.
This beautiful village is located on the bank of the Hallstatter Sea, in central Austria. It is surrounded by pristine lake and lush mountains. The village owes its prosperity to salt mining. Its ivy-covered buildings are a treat to watch.
Telc, Czech Republic
This beautiful village is located in South Moravia. Each and every home in this village has its own beauty and charm.
This wonderful village is surrounded by streams. Its green meadows are dotted with grazing sheep. The village’s medieval abbey, stone bridges and thatched roofed cottages are amazing. Its grand Victorian estate has been converted into a luxury hotel.
Located in Western Switzerland, this medieval hamlet is world famous for its namesake cheese. It is located in the upper valley of the Saane River. The village’s 13th century Gruyeres Castle offers a wonderful view of the surrounding Alpine foothills.
This beautiful Alpine village is located in northwest part of Slovenia. Glacial blue waters of Lake Bled surround its small Baroque Church. When you are here, ensure that you do not miss kremsnita, a sugar topped pastry filled with cream and custard.
The above-mentioned frozen-in-time villages give you time to appreciate nature in all its glory. It is not easy to reach some of them, but the efforts are definitely rewarding.