Most of us fly to European cities such as Paris, London, and Copenhagen for that English charm. Europe is filled with a history of literature and romance, making its cities some of the loveliest places to visit. In time for spring or Christmas, they are decorated with flowers, balloons and all things romance.
Europe through the eyes of a Londoner:
As a resident of London, I have seen and lived through one of the most important part of the continent. Last year, my friends and I decided to travel to Copenhagen. It was upon seeing Copenhagen that I realized that Europe has a lot to see outside of the UK. I also read some blogs on an online platform that guided me to make the right choice of visiting the best destination for myself. You can also visit http://crazytravelers.bravesites.com/ and read about different places and things to do along with some amazing travel tips to enhance your knowledge. It will surely help you just as it helped me.
15 Best Places in Europe
If you are wondering what European destination you should visit this year, here is a list of top 15 best places to see in Europe.
- Crete, Greek Isle
Crete is known for its sky-high mountains, city nightclubs, chic boutiques and excellent hiking. I mean, what else could you expect to find on a Greek isle other than breathtakingly beautiful sandy beaches and delicious Mediterranean food? Larger than all the other islands in this archipelago, Crete should be on top of your European bucket list.
- Florence, Italy
Italy is known for history, art, and culture, and its city Florence tops the chart. If you are looking for a Italian getaway, Florence is the city of choice with its amazing food tours and cooking classes. These makes the city worthy of being explored. Florence is great in exploring the treasures of Tuscany.
- Santorini, Greece
Santorini offers one of the most summer-like fun vacation in Europe. Filled with caldera views that are as beautiful as any God-made beauty can be, the region offers amazing sunsets, hiking and trekking opportunities, boat tours, wine tastings, beaches, black volcanic beaches which are a sight themselves. Along the Mediterranean, Santorini also offers some of the most luxurious hotels in the region!
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is often called a museum city because when it comes to museums. Amsterdam is so full of it, it can easily win any chart. The city is filled with museums, artworks, even the narrow houses have such beautiful fronts, gates, colours, windows, that look like a work of art on their own. From wandering through the beautiful and ancient cobbled streets to sitting on a bench beside a canal and taking in the beautiful sight of the city, there are so many ways you can explore the city.
- London, England
The capital of England and the United Kingdom, London is one of the most delightful and classy cities in the European region. Rich with a history that stretches as old as the Roman times, the elegant city has so many beautiful architecture, palaces, libraries and museums. Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, which is the site of British monarch coronations, the famous ‘Big Ben’ clock tower, and the London Eye observation wheel, and the Thames River, are some of the best things to see in the city.
- Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is a city of fascinations sited between the sea and the mountains and has become one of the most attractive tourist destinations of Spain. Rich with art and architecture, historical sites, it should be on top of your bucket list. The beautiful city has everything to please its visitors: the fantastical Sagrada Família church, Museum Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes, filled with rich history and heritage with a hint of modern and avant-garde touch.
- Rome, Italy
The city filled with old-world charm is one of the most romantic cities in the world. There are so many beautiful places in Rome that you can check out with your partner. Some of these are the Borghese Gardens and its beautiful landscapes, or the Borghese Gallery to admire art from the likes of Caravaggio, Bernini, and Raphael.
- Prague, Czech Republic
One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague comes alive in winter. When the snow-peaked mountains and the famous places such as the Prague Castle and the medieval town of Pearl of Bohemia create the perfect romantic vibe, you take your loved one in front of a castle-view.
- Munich, Germany
Though Munich may be the most expensive city in Germany, there are a lot of free things to do that don’t require breaking your bank. You can check out free attractions like the English Garden, a variety of churches and Marienplatz, with street performers, and enjoy food from vendors and restaurants.
- Dublin, Ireland
Though Dublin is one of the most thriving Irish cities, and a popular vacation spot for beer drinkers, it lacks what you call an Irish culture. Instead. You will find a plethora of pubs, Grafton Street for the non-drinkers, and St. Stephen’s Green and the Dublin Zoo for the kiddos.
- Galway, Ireland
For a touch of the Irish culture, head to Galway. You might have head of the song Galway Girl, or seen this beautiful part of the country in the famous, and quite sad, movie P.S. I love you. In this city, you will feel Ireland, and wonderful vibe you will feel during your 90-minute drive.
- Nice, France
Sitting along the French Riviera, Nice offers something for every type of traveller. Spend your days visiting museums, churches and ruins, shopping until you drop or simply relaxing on the warm Mediterranean shores. The city’s vibrant nightlife scene will please most partiers, and visitors seeking out old-fashioned streets will love the charming neighbourhood of Old Town.
- Istanbul, Turkey
The cultural mix of Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, the Turkish city is filled history, culture, nature’s beauty, music, great food, and adventure scenes. It has some of the most unique and undiscovered places, as well as things to do. One of the coolest things about the city is how it is located in both Asia, as well as Europe, which means you get to explore two continents on the price of one.
- Naxos, Greece
As cool as the name sounds, Naxos has the best beaches in Greece. However, it’s not just sea, sun, and sand, but also its beautiful main town Chora, and the interior of the island is sprinkled with fascinating villages and spectacular hikes.
Athens is a city for history buffs and architecture fanatics. The laid-back city, incredible food, and the world-class Acropolis and Parthenon makes it all the very special. You’ll find restaurants, cafes and charming shops in cute little neighbourhoods.