Small towns and nature sanctuaries to visit in Europe

Traveling Europe offers a delightful experience for anyone who is willing to explore its hidden wonders. It will not be the world’s top continent for tourists for no reason. In fact, the hospitality industry forms one of its strongest and most resilient economic sectors, with six of the world’s 10 most visited countries located within its borders (in Spain alone, more than $56 billion in tourist spending was generated in 2015). However, aside from the famous sites that tourists usually visit (e.g. Paris, Rome, London, etc.), there are other charming destinations that you should definitely see at least once in your life.

If you’re looking for a list of unique and inspiring European travel destinations, these small towns and nature sanctuaries are all you need.

  1. Göreme National Park

Located in Turkey, this picturesque national park was naturally created by the process of erosion. It is the haven to an abundant flora and a glorious collage of valleys, hills and alluvial streams. The national park is also a home to bizarre yet beautiful rock formations called, ‘fairy chimneys’ and were once a booming residence of the region’s old inhabitants.

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  1. Conwy, Wales

This Welsh town is one of Europe’s finest sites, highlighting medieval walls and majestic castles. In fact, Conwy is a walled market town. Plus, its local beer and lager breweries at the Albion Ale House offer a unique 1920s pub experience.

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  1. Cinque Terre

This breathtaking national park is located in Italy, showcasing an extraordinary blend of nature and culture. Aside from its spectacular line of small beaches and coves, it is also a home to wildlife and a site of vibrant and nostalgic medieval quarters.

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  1. Kilkenny

This Irish city is located in the province of Leinster. Although locals and travelers know Kilkenny as a city, the land area is just the size of a large town. It treasures scenic heritage and historical marvels like the St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny Castle, and medieval walls.

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REPOST: EU-ROAD TRIP! How you can travel to up to 15 countries across Europe this summer for under £300

Do you want to travel across breathtaking and historic Europe but you fear your budget might not cut it? Read this article on The Sun to get some inspiration:

 

It turns out a summer backpacking across Europe isn’t just for people with bottomless pockets.

A new report has revealed that you can visit 15 European countries for under £300, if you travel by bus.

 

A new report has revealed that you can visit 15 European countries for under £300

 

The study by travel search platform Wanderu reveals how to plot the bargain break of a lifetime this summer.

The multi-city trip is a loop, allowing travellers to start and finish their journey from any one of the featured capitals.

It features stops in London, Brussels, Luxembourg City, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Zagreb, Rome, Bern and Paris.

It has never been more affordable to travel internationally than right now, thanks to the rise of budget bus travel, with trips from Paris to Amsterdam for £16, and trips from Berlin to Vienna for £19.

 

Prices are based on the average cost of bus tickets available on for each route over a 30-day period

 

On average, this trip would cost you £476.03, but if you plan enough in advance and are flexible, the lowest prices found for each route over a 30-day period came to £298.82.

In total, the journey time over the entire trip is 144 hours, but some legs can be as little as one-hour long, while the longest is just over 20 hours long.

Some do include a transfer, although that is included in the total time of the journey leg.