People tend to visit the old continent once in a blue moon or hardly ever at all, which is a real shame considering the experience usually ends up being far more than a simple vacation. It is a form of therapy, a rejuvenation of the spirit and a complete sensory overload that will make you feel you are glad to be alive. As the European landscapes roll out, they can break down even the most cynical of attitudes, and if you want to marvel at them too, here are beautiful places I’ll tell all my friends to visit in Europe.
Get lost in Amsterdam
Also known as the temporary “capital” of the European Union, Amsterdam is a visually stunning playground for world-trotting hedonists and a favorite city of many seasoned travelers. However, boiling it down to just a hedonist’s paradise is really giving it a disservice as this city of many colors has the most amazing winding streets you can get lost in and tranquil landscape that surrounds the town – it boasts incredible medieval castles and beautiful pastures. Just make sure to rent a bike, turn on your GPS and you are set for the ultimate Amsterdam experience.
Rustic towns in France
Traveling across France is a quintessential experience for anyone who is visiting Europe for the first time. It is renowned for having some of the most gorgeous landscapes and city panoramas in the entire world. However, if you are in the mood for an idyllic French experience, make sure to visit some of the awe-inspiring medieval towns that can give the most imaginative Disney animated film a run for its money.
Spend a week in Italy
Italy stands hand in hand with France, creating a sort of coral reef of imagination under the gentle shadow of “Alpine idyll”. This Mediterranean country that spreads out into one of the most iconic peninsulas in the world is also a perfect place for you to settle down for a week. Every ancient city, every cobblestone path surrounded with renaissance buildings has its own undeniable charms, but if you want to use a particular town as a hub, go with fabulous Milan and work your way around the country from there.
Trek through Krakow
The south region of Poland is one of my favorite places to visit, and especially the extremely underrated ex-capital of the country, Krakow. It is a perfect destination for all of the travellers who are a bit short on cash and it has so much to offer. The architecture is brilliant and, as far as beauty goes, it can compete with any other much more famous and lauded European metropolis. The history is rich and there is an overwhelming amount of intriguing stories and anecdotes around every corner. The places to stay can be really interesting and rustic, especially if you use Airbnb, and they are not particularly expensive either.
Go wild in Eastern Europe
As far as letting loose and going wild goes, Eastern Europe is a place for you. The perfect mix of medium-sized cities with German-inspired architecture at their core and untamed natural landscapes creates a laid-back experience for all of those who want to go to unexplored territories and see something new. Spending some time in Czechia is a good “soft launch” for all of you who never venture eastward. If you were ever interested to visit an Eastern-European city, the historically rich Prague is a perfect place to start.
Europe is the cradle of western civilization, and as such it should be revered and loved. Some of the most sophisticated minds of the world built cities throughout history, creating the most awe-inspiring topography of architecture set against the backdrop of geographically diverse landscapes that will leave you overwhelmed.