Europe is one of the world’s most popular destinations, and why shouldn’t it be? Europe offers everything from stunning mountains, beaches, blue skies, snowy peaks and fascinating history. The only downside to a holiday in Europe is the cost and the top holiday spots packed with tourists. Not a lot of people know about the hidden secret destinations in Europe that smart travelers prefer over the trendy ones. These hidden gems in Europe are just as beautiful and fascinating as its overcrowded counter parts.
The Asturias region of Spain is located in the north coast area near the Bay of Biscay. Even though it’s small, but it has a huge travel value. Why you ask? A huge chunk of Asturias is protected and UNESCO has acknowledged four biosphere reserves inside it. The beaches are beautiful and are not over crowded like the other beaches in the continent. Nature fanatics will love the prospect of hiking in the wilderness. There is some a lot of interesting things to explore for history buffs as well. The Covadonga Convent is the one stop everyone should make, because it is said to be one of the most important historical landmarks in Spain.
Even though Malta is the ninth smallest country in the world it has so much to offer. The warmth, love, laughter and energy that vibrates through the country is magical. There is so much culture and heritage just waiting to be explored. The food is mouth wateringly delicious and you’ll find yourself ordering second helpings.
If you want to walk through medieval palaces then you should head to Mdina. Zebbu is engrossed with Arabic influence and is also known for its three day “festa” that lures hundreds of people to take part in the celebration.
Most of us have seen a glimpse Austrian beauty in the iconic movie The Sound Of Music. When the Von Trapp family was trying to escape the country there were others watching wishing they could lose themselves in the beauty of Austria. One of its hidden gems is Salzkammergut where you’ll find one of the most beautiful Alpine lakes in the country. It’s an ideal place to visit in both summer and winter. The stunning crystal clear water, and the breathtaking views will haunt you forever- in a good way of course.
Portugal has made it to 2017 list of hottest places to visit in Europe. Despite its recent popularity it still has a hidden gem that most people don’t know about. Azores consists of nine volcanic islands near Portugal. What will you find there? For starters you’ll be blown why by the scenic beauty, crater lakes, volcanoes, quaint fishing villages and thundering waterfalls. This hidden gem has also been included in UNESCO’s Biosphere reserves. Azores is Europe’s answer to Hawaii, and is an ideal place to visit especially if you’re on a budget.