List of the most charming villages in Europe (14 MAY 2018)
A popular website for travelers has determined the best small towns in Europe, where tourists would prefer to take a rest from the city rush life.
TripAdviser, one of the most popular travel portals, brings in the top most charming small villages in Europe, which is definitely worth visiting if you wish to have calm and measured holiday, being away from the city noise.
The most charming villages in Europe according to TripAdviser are as follows:
Bibury Village (England)
Bibury village is a located in the county of Gloucestershire in the southeast of the country and its population exceeds 600 people. The village is considered one of the most beautiful in the region and extremely popular among tourists. Bibury is located amid the green hills of the Cotswold Hills and houses light beige stone cottages, including the famous Arlington Row cottage line dated back to 1380.
Commune Éze (France)
The commune Éze in the south-east of France in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is located on the top of a hill of the French Riviera looking out over the Mediterranean Sea and occupies one of the most picturesque places in the region. Many of its buildings belong to the Middle Ages, however there are also many shops and restaurants, as well as the Botanical Garden. The town of Éze with a population of almost 3 thousand people lives mainly by tourism; it is especially popular among couples seeking romantic solitude.
Village Cong (Ireland)
Village Cong, with a population of only about 150 people, is located on the borders of the counties of Mayo and Galway, and is known primarily for its Ashford Castle, which was the scene location of the Oscar-winning film "The Quiet Man" of the 1950s. Now this place attracts many movie lovers, especially from America; the castle itself now functions as a hotel.
The city of Baden-Baden in the land of Baden-Württemberg located on the western slopes of the Black Forest cannot be called a village by its population (almost 57 thousand people), but the atmosphere there is resembles a quiet village. First of all, Baden-Baden is known for its hot springs, which were used by ancient Romans, and now attract numerous tourists. Even the ruins of Roman baths have been preserved till present moment. There are many historical sights, churches, museums, gardens and other landmarks in the city.
Town of Montepulciano (Italy)
The Italian town of Mannerist palazzo Montepulciano is located in the very south of Tuscany, in the Siena province, at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level. Besides, quiet place for taking rest, tourists can also find here the magnificent architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as extensive opportunities for visiting local wineries. Montepulciano is surrounded by fortifications dated to the 14th century and has got several churches and public squares on its territory.
The town of Oia with a population that hardly goes over thousand people is the northernmost of several towns on the Greek island of Santorini. It houses the Naval Museum and the Fort Londsa, a dilapidated castle and observation post that has been preserved since the days of the Venetian domination over the city. Among tourists Oia is known as a place where you can observe the sunset; still, it is also fantastic at any time of the day thanks to the abundance of typical white buildings, crowned by blue domes, and a stunning view of the Aegean Sea.
Thus, we have named the most underestimated tourist destinations of the Mediterranean.