Don’t you agree that the mere fact of mentioning the Europe Continent makes us think of the original canals of Amsterdam, the bright lights of Paris, better still the stunning malls and boutiques of London? However, the charm of the old Continent goes way too beyond that, since Europe has thousands of hidden gems. Find out through this article some of the most underrated places in Europe 2017, from Meteora in Greece, to Trieste in Italy and Ronda in Spain. The choice is yours as for your next destination!
Charming, tranquil, beautiful mind-blowing, impressive, immense, mystical. These are some of the adjectives people usually utilize to describe the stunning beauty of Meteora. The Meteora is one of the largest and most important complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece, second only to Mount Athos. Meteora is a truly inspiring and sensational spot of overwhelming rock formations. The Meteora is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
How to get there: Easily accessible from Athens, it is about a 4 ½ hour train, bus or car ride.
when to go: Meteora is accessible year round but they do get all seasons so dress accordingly.
What to do: Meteora is a perfect area for all sorts of outdoors activities. From beautiful hikes or soft adventures to rock climbing.
The Cinque Terre, Italy
The Cinque Terre, meaning ‘five lands,’ is a collection of five coastal villages. Each village is built on steep cliffs, clinging to the rocks and overlooking the sea below. Each one of these towns is incredibly beautiful, with an incredible panoramic view. No matter where your look, your loved one and you will be blown away by the view. Hence, The Cinque Terre has not stolen its reputation as one of the most underrated places in Europe 2017.
How to get there: Easily accessible from Firenze. The approximate travel time is about 2 hours. By car, it is about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
When to go: Due to its famous landscapes and hiking trails, it’s preferable not to visit the town in winter because of heavy rainfall.
What to do: Climb the Scalinata Lardarina in Corniglia, a 2.4-mile trek up 365 steps.
If you are searching for unforgettable nature experiences, Lofoten will definitely be your perfect destination. Thanks to the area’s numerous landscapes and sceneries, you can carry out quite a wide set of activities ranging from going hiking, fishing to skiing. You will definitely be spoilt for choice!
How to get there: Travel through the Harstad/Narvik airport. There is a twice daily bus from that airport to Svolvær. The trip takes around three hours.
When to go: The months of May, June, and July as well May be good times to go there.
Santorini is one of the most splendid places all over the Europe continent to be with the special someone. The Island is beautiful and is accessible to small budgets. Besides, Santorini locals are known for being welcoming and most friendly.
How to get there: Ride the ferry from the port of Piraeus, which can be reached in just over an hour from the Athens airport.
When to go: the months of Mars, April, October, and early November are great times for touring the sights
What to do: Hike the caldera path between Fira and Oia. Boat tour of the caldera. Dinner at Mezzo or Metaxy Mass.
Last and not least on the list of the most underrated places in Europe is Ronda in Spain. The most noticeable feature of Ronda is its location on a big stone hill that is cut in two by the El Tajo gorge. The views of the gorge and the surrounding countryside are mind-blowing and worth the visit in itself.
How to get there: From Seville, take the bus. It’s only a three-hour journey.
when to go: Traveling to Ronda during as well the spring season, as the summer one may turn out to be a good idea.
what to do: Take a walk in Ronda’s Jardines De Cuenca.
For you, what are the most underrated places in Europe for 2017?