We all want to visit the big famous cities in Europe, but did you know that the continent offers plenty of secret hidden gems? Here are the top 10 underrated spots to visit in Europe this summer.
When it comes to incredible vacation spots, we all know that Europe is teaming with choices. From the post-card perfect white-washed buildings of Santorini to the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, there are countless famous spots to visit.
While these renowned holiday spots are of course worth a visit, have you ever thought about the hidden gems that Europe is packed full of?
These are the vacation locations that the crowds haven’t yet discovered and will win your hearts over unexpectedly.
Curious of these mystical secret spots? We’re here to spill. Here are 10 underrated spots to visit in Europe this summer.
Be quick as it’s only a matter of time until these top spots start drawing in the tourists!
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Positioned on the Adriatic coast, Piran is often dubbed as the ‘Venice of Slovenia’. Lined with red-roofed buildings and surrounded by water, this is one underrated spot that makes for stunning photographs.
This summer relax in the city’s pretty Tartini Square and enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the sun as you people watch.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro
More and more visitors are clocking on to Montenegro, but the small islet of Sveti Stefan is still one spot that’s relatively quiet. And it doesn’t really get more picturesque than this!
Home to some stunning hotels and resorts, the area is connected to the mainland via a narrow strip of beach. Take a visit and enjoy a summer snooze on one of the beautiful beaches of the islet.
Lake Komani, Albania
During the summer months, it’s lovely to spend time by the water and Lake Komani in the North of Albania is a nature lover’s haven.
Albania is billed to be Europe’s next big summer destination, so book those flights before the tourists come swarming in!
Spain is full of popular holiday destinations – Barcelona, Madrid, and Ibiza come to mind for example. But have you ever heard of the city of Cuenca?
This underrated Spanish city boasts a UNESCO world heritage status and roaming past the colorful houses, castle ruins, and charming architecture is simply magical.
With the limelight usually shining on its neighbor Portofino, the small fishing village of Camogli is massively overlooked.
Home to colorful buildings, a long history, superb hotels, quaint bakeries, and a chilled out vibe, this is one spot you shouldn’t miss on an Italian coastal road trip!
The island of Andros is just a short ferry ride away from Greece’s capital city of Athens and is a local’s secret for those seeking refuge from hot summer’s in the city.
Largely untouched for decades, Andros is the perfect island to discover deserted beaches to lounge on and to explore charming coastal towns such as Chora.
The large village of Mellieha in Malta is full of summer attractions, from some of Europe’s best coastal reefs to snorkel to the gorgeous Golden Bay beach to sunbathe on.
Check out Popeye Village too – it’s a former film set turned dreamy beachside resort.
With only two roads leading to the main square, the quiet town of Carvoeiro is known for its fisherman rather than its raving nightlife. The coastal views are simply stunning and it’s the perfect underrated spot to sit back and watch the world go by – sans tourists!
Close by, the striking Benagil Caves are well worth a visit.
When you think of visiting Belgium, it’s often the cities of Brussels, Antwerp, or even Bruges that spring to mind.
However, with charming streets, beautiful canals, trendy bars, and fascinating museums Ghent may just be Belgium’s best-kept secret.
Take a summer stroll to Gravensteen, a 10th-century castle featuring moats and epic views. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped out a fairy-tale.
In July 2017, the culture-rich city of Zadar was added to the UNESCO world heritage list, so expect more visitors to flock to the city within the next couple of years!
Stroll through the old streets and visit the crashing waves of the ocean. Just a short journey out of the city, you can discover plenty of nature, wine, and local restaurants with even fewer crowds.
Which of These Underrated Spots Will You Visit?
If you’re looking to discover Europe off-the-beaten-track, then heading to one of these 10 underrated spots is sure to be an experience to remember.
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