Destinations Perfect For Travelers Who Wish To Escape European Cliches

You’ve climbed the endless stairs leading up the Eiffel Tower in Paris and tossed a too many coins into Fontana Di Trevi in Rome – now what? If you too feel as though you’ve had enough of tourist attractions and picture perfect sightings featured in every common travel magazine, it’s time to pack up, pick yourself up and pucker up for the most romantic, breathtakingly beautiful and lesser known European travel destinations out there.

Folégandros, Greece

Close to Santorini and Milos, this island offers the best of both worlds. The soothing atmosphere and marvelous scenery saturated with white sandy beaches and clear blue skies are just about anything one could wish for while planning the perfect sun bathing trip.

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Kotor, Montenegro

Explore the hottest restaurants, browse the latest designer stores and check out the urban art scene in the local markets – this place has it all. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the city is filled with medieval architecture and historic monuments to check out – but spotting churches and cathedrals is what you’re all about, the wide range available means this is the place for you.

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Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia is a geological oddity of honeycombed hills and towering boulders of otherworldly beauty. The fantastical topography is matched by the human history here. But whenever hot-air balloons pepper the sky, the sight soaring above is simply indescribable.

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Algarve, Portugal

The southern coast of Portugal is lined with exquisite beaches and caves, including the famous Benagil Sea Cave. As a remote area yet to be discovered by frequent flyers, this destination is bound to satisfy your nature-seeking appetite. With its multi-level sand hills and vivid weather-made pools that are just transparent enough to enable a glimpse of the world underneath, this destination is everything you could wish for.

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Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, France

Commonly referred to as one of the most beautiful villages of France, Flavigny is a small, medieval, fortified town with secretive alleys hiding turreted houses, historical churches and other architectural features. this small village is situated in Burgundy and is located 1.5 hours from Paris by high-speed train. If you’re lucky enough to visit it during the summer, you might pick up on a slight scent of anise escaping from the factory nearby.

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Hellnar, Iceland

If you’re looking for an ancient fishing village, a cluster of old houses and buildings situated in the most perfect location, go to Hellnar. Close to Arnarstapi on the westernmost part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, this town is among the largest fishing villages beneath the Snaefellsjokull ice cap.

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