Alex Dragas
by on December 1, 2017
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While looking for a holiday destination in Europe, some of the places that come to mind are cities such as Paris, London, and Berlin. Although these cities are incredible, they are quite far from what Europe has. By exploring some of the smaller cities across Europe, it’s possible to enjoy a more traditional and authentic side of Europe. By visiting these cities, you will get an intimate and a relaxed view of Europe. Here are the top 5 hottest small holiday destination cities in Europe.
1. Cesky Krumlov
There is no other city in the world that you’ll become fond of than the charming city of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. Having small cobblestone roads, bridges and even McDonalds, visiting this city will just be as if you’ve stepped into a time warp. To get the best experience, you need to visit this place during summer. Some of the things that you’ll enjoy include historic sites, museums, and architectural buildings.
2. Delft Netherlands
Have you ever thought of how wonderful Amsterdam is and then think about its version? Welcome to Delft, a small city with fine cathedrals, renaissance architecture, and amazing canals. In this city, life is so slow and relaxed and people so friendly that it feels like a small town. It’s famous for its blue painted pottery, water management, and painter Vermeer. It’s also known for having some of the best canals. It’s, therefore, a city worth visiting for a holiday. While in this place, you can visit museums, take day trips or even see historic sites such as churches.
3. Dubrovnik
As one of Croatia’s known tourist destination, Dubrovnik is actually one of the best cities in Europe. Apart from this, it has become a must stop for many cruise ships across the country with over 1 million visitors in 2016. Its biggest attraction is its huge stone wall dating back to around 10th century. It also has breathtaking views, cobblestone lanes, and church towers listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other must-see places included The Franciscan Monastery, The Rectors Place, Onofrio Fountain among others. Thankfully, once you’ve followed all the guidelines you can invest in Croatia real estate and get a second home.
4. Bruges in Belgium
For a long time, Bruges has been one of the best tourist destination in Europe. As a visitor, you can enjoy the benefits of graceful architecture, picturesque canals and more. In short, this is a city to be enjoyed. While holidaying here, you can decide to sit out and enjoy the street life, walk along the old streets, take a boat ride through the canals or enjoy its café culture. The good thing is that Belgium is small hence Bruges is easy to visit on a short trip from Antwerp, Brussels, or Ghent.
5. Vicenza
Although it’s a lesser known city in Italy, it is among the ancient cities in Italy Veneto region. Just a 1 hour drive from Venice reaching this city is very easy. This city is famous because of its many villas designed by Andrea Palladio a Reissuance architecture who came up with the Palladian style. If you are visiting it for the first time, you will appreciate its brilliance. When walking around, the best place to begin your tour is the city center. Some of the things that you will see are the commanding Palladian and the Olympic Theater.
There you have it, the top 5 hottest small holiday destination cities in Europe. Visit them today and sample what they have to offer. You can rest assured that you will never regret.