Is there such a place in the world which still remains unexplored? Despite being a traveler’s delight, there are many such destinations in Europe whose existence is largely unknown to most globe trotters. Not just that, apart from being some of the best tourist spots to visit these European getaways can be visited on a budget. Let’s have a look at eight such spectacular destinations.
Asturias and Covadonga Convent , Spain
The Asturias is in the center of Spain’s north coast near the Bay of Biscay. Despite its small size it is pretty large area for the tourists. One-third of Asturias is considered safe and UNESCO has recognized four biosphere reserves within it. There are no crowds on the beaches here. You can hike on the long paths of the forests and get information about the culture of the city. The Covadonga Convent is considered one of the most important historical places in Spain.
Volos and Pelion Region, Greece
If you enjoyed watching the famous musical Mama Mia, then you would certainly love the Volos and Pelion region of Greece because the movie was filmed in Damouhari, the only natural harbor of the eastern Pelion coast. Volos is situated in the center of Athens and Thessaloniki in Pagasatik Bay. This place is famous for its rich historical and architectural landmarks, popular restaurants and its vibrant nightlife. While it is surrounded by beautiful beaches on one side, Mount Pelion graces the other end of Volos. Situated in Greece , this destination is an amazing getaway for tourists.
Salzkammargut Region, Austria
Hallstatt Lake, located in the Salzkammergut region, is one of the most beautiful alpine lakes in Austria. It’s an adventure-filled playground in both summer and winter and the stunning landscape of this place will force you to visit this place more than once. Hollstadt connects a hill railway with a historic salt mine. Ice caves of Dachstein and the huge cave of Obertron can be reached by cable car.
Kamnic Alps, Slovenia
Despite being a a small country, Slovenia boasts of many beautiful places. The breathtaking Velika Planina located in the Kamnic Alps is a unique destination. Located at an altitude of 1,611 meters, Velica Planina can be reached in just one hour from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. One look at the wooden huts of the oldest preserved shepherds in Europe at the present time is enough to confuse you and give you the illusion of time travel. Those of you who are more active can enjoy hiking and biking on the mountain. Slovakians love to party. So its not a matter of surprise that nearly 60 festivals are celebrated in just one season in the Kamnik Alps.
Madina and Zebbug, Malta
Apart from distinguishing itself as the world’s ninth-largest country Malta also holds the distinction of being a precious gem of planet earth. Malta attracts travelers because of its breathtaking landscape, an amazing beach, a rich medieval heritage and of course its mouth watering food. In Madina, you can experience the cultural treasures of Madina, the Grand Palace and Baroque architecture. Zabubu exhibits an an amazing Arabic impression and it is famous for its three-day celebration in which hundreds of people participate.
Portugal is definitely a famous destination to include in your 2018 Europe travel plans. Azores is a Portuguese archipelago which is located 800 meters from the coast of Portugal with nine volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic. Other than being a secret destination Azores is also a budget destination in Europe and it is often famously referred to as ‘Hawaii of Europe’. The wonderful landscape here, volcanoes, crater lakes, fishing villages, and waterfalls will mesmerize you and create memories of a lifetime. Perhaps this is why UNESCO listed it in the form of a biosphere reserve in 2009.
Sareema Island, Estonia
If you are fond of beers and windmills, then Sareema , the biggest island of Estonia, located in the Baltic Sea, would make for an interesting destination for your journey. The famous local ‘Decoction of the house’ and windmills are the symbols of Sareema Island. Apart from this, you can checkout the black crater in Sareema, which was created from the fall of meteorites about 3,500 years ago. The largest meteorite gave rise to the unique green black lake.
Ladenice-Veltis, Czech Republic
Did you know that the extensive Ladenice-Veltis region located in the Czech Republic stretching up to 200 km is the largest artificial geographical area of Europe and is known as the Garden of Europe? One of the major attractions here is the Ladenice palace. The Ladenice palace is as magnificent and luxurious a mansion as one can only think of in stories and fairy tales. You can enjoy these splendid landscapes after climbing the 60 meter high tower or after a boat ride under the river.