The tranquil wilderness of Iceland, the pristine French Riviera, the rolling hills of Tuscany, the scenic fjords of Norway, the flavoursome French cuisine or the picturesque villages and terraced hillsides of the Amalfi Coast paints a perfect picture of European getaways. But, Europe has more to offer than the conventional favourites on every travellers list. We list nine such unique attractions in Europe that you can explore on your next vacation:
- Giant’s Causeway, Ireland
These are a collection of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns about 60 million years old jutting out into the sea along the famed Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland. A UNESCO world heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway has been attracting travellers for over 300 years. Explore the surrounding hills or just sit back and admire the landform. Here, the natural light changes through the day, with remarkable beauty from sharp greens and greys to warm tobacco brown.
- Perast, Montenegro
Located 15 minutes from the Kotor Old Town is the magical, medieval village of Perast, Montenegro. The idyllic village is known for its iconic silhouette of towering Venetian Gothic buildings. Across the town, explore two of its pristine islands with ancient churches.
- Popeye Village, Malta
A great place to take your kids to enjoy with the world famous cartoon characters, Popeye village is situated just off Mellieha Bay. Enjoy its beaches while relaxing at the nearby Anchor Bay equipped with sun beds, umbrellas, showers, bathing areas, splash pools and a kids’ zone.
- The Azores, Portugal
A remote nine-island archipelago off the coast of Portugal, the Azores is simply enchanting. Its volcanic landscape and natural geothermal hot springs make the islands a natural pick for a wellness vacation. Taste a platter of cracas, an edible barnacle shellfish unique to the Azores while you explore the land’s scenic beauty.
- Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest
With its spectacular panoramic views of the Danube, the Fisherman’s Bastion offers a unique experience to travellers. Atop the structure, you can get a glimpse of St Stephen’s Basilica, Gresham Palace, the Inner City Parish Church, Margaret Bridge and the famous Chain Bridge.
- Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
Located at the highest point in Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat is a dormant volcano offering an incredible view of the city and is a must-visit spot for travellers to Edinburgh. Even if you’re not much of a hiker or an outdoors explorer, a hike up to the top of Arthur’s Seat is worth experiencing.
- Rialto Bridge, Venice
A romantic location for couples, the Rialto Bridge was built on some 12,000 wooden pilings that still support it more than 400 years later. The bridge’s central walkway leads between two rows of small shops that sell jewelry, linens, Murano glass, and other souvenirs for travellers.
- Louvre, Paris
The Louvre is the largest museum in the world, with collections that span across the world, and includes ancient Egypt, Greece, and Roman antiquities, French paintings and sculptures up to the 19th century, European paintings and decorative arts. The Louvre is frequented by travellers hence we recommend visiting on weekdays early morning or late afternoon.
- Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna
Deep rooted in Vienna’s imperial past, Schonbrunn Palace is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Vienna. Opt for the grand tour of Schonbrunn Palace to learn about the Viennese dynasty and get a glimpse into the old imperial world. The palace is home to Vienna’s zoo, which also holds the title of the oldest zoo in the world. Explore the zoo, walk along its spectacular parks and gardens.
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