The 8 most beautiful places in Europe
Europe may be one of the smallest continents, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in the beautiful places it has. Europe has everything from luxurious beaches, flower fields and limestone cliffs to the most beautiful mountain views. The options are endless, which of course does not make planning a trip any easier.
We all know that it is not easy to choose between visiting different waterfalls in Croatia, watching the sunset in Finland, or taking a walk through the Dolomites. To help you search, we have put together 8 of the most beautiful places in Europe.
The Azores, Portugal
This archipelago is located about 1400km off the coast of Lisbon. Its green valleys, steep ocean cliffs, rows of blue hydrangeas and waterfalls make the Azores the paradise of Portugal. It is well worth a visit, whether you go there to relax or for an exciting adventure – or a bit of both.
The mild climate makes the Azores Islands attractive all year round for nature lovers, adventure sports and wellness seekers, food, and culture lovers and even surfers. Beach and ocean lovers will be pleasantly surprised by the beautiful black sands and the chance to spot whales.
Breathing in the scents of lavender, swimming in blue waters and drinking rosé at sunset: Biarritz is a city with two sides. It is a quiet and relaxing place to spend the winter, however in the summer the entire coastline is dotted with tourists looking for a place to enjoy the sun.
It is a popular city much loved by couples, families, celebrities, and groups of friends.
Las Salinas de Torrevieja, Spain
Everyone wants to visit a pink beach, but how about swimming in pink water? The pink-tinged lake is part of the 'Las Salinas de Torrevieja' National Park. Thousands of flamingos reside here during the breeding season. Most residents prefer to think of this lake as a natural spa, as the high salt content is both detoxifying and exfoliating.
The Dolomites, Italy
The Dolomites are the less glamorous relative of the Alps, stretching across the northeastern part of Italy. Besides many skiers visiting the Dolomites in the winter for its pristine trails, hikers get excited about the breathtaking views that can be found here.
Capri is known as one of the fanciest islands in Italy, the jet set island. So, you don't have to be surprised if you bump into a celebrity. Capri is a mountainous island where you can take beautiful walks along steep cliffs and through picturesque streets. You can take a boat trip around the island, have a cocktail in a pleasant square and enjoy a Caprese salad at sunset.
Las Médulas, Spain
The unusual landscape of Las Médulas has been attributed to the Romans, as it was the most important gold mine. The miners also built an intricate system of aqueducts and canals to force flowing water through the landscape. Las Médulas is about a 4-hour drive from Madrid. Las Médulas is mainly known for its orange rocks and breathtaking views.
On almost inaccessible sandstone peaks you will find the buildings of Meteora. You can reach the monasteries via a staircase with more than 140 steps, but the steps are carved on the side of the cliff, so hold on tight! Meteora has 6 'floating' monasteries.
Excursions to the monasteries are organized from various touristic coastal towns. Originally there were 24 monasteries, but currently only six are inhabited by monks. Two monasteries still maintain the monastic regime and the other four are museums and tourist sites. The history of this fairytale-like area goes back to the end of the 11th century.
Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, especially when you visit it during the winter months. It has an unprecedented nature, high, imposing mountains, and beautiful hiking trails. The mountains are a beautiful place for hiking, but you can also go skiing, cycling and mountain biking. There is something for everyone.
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