Most people love huge cities, however that doesn’t mean tiny villages can’t be an attractive destination for tourists. It is true that cities attract individuals with their tall skyscrapers, huge malls, and busy atmosphere, however the stunning scenery and simplicity found in small villages can be a cultural experience to be treasured for a lifetime.
The experts at Property Turkey have whittled it down to the seven must-see beautiful villages in the world.
Located on the highest cliffs of Santorini, Oia is a spectacular village with one of the most scenic settings. The picturesque village is surrounded by steep slopes, providing the residents and travelers with jaw-droppingly beautiful views of the Santorini volcanic crater. Not only this, but the rock formations sparkle in the sun so much that they have been named the ‘fairy chimneys of Cappadocia’. As well as being taken aback by the beautiful cone shaped surroundings, tourists can also visit the cave churches, castles and open-air museums of the village.
Situated in the far north of the sub-continent, over 3500 meters (11,500 ft) up on the high plateau, Ladakh is often referred to as ‘Little Tibet’. Ladakh’s geography protected it from the ravages of the Chinese Cultural Revolution as a result of which it contains one of the most intact Tantric Buddhist societies left of earth. With a high-altitude desert dominated by rugged snow-capped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, Ladakh Himalayas is one of the most picturesque places on earth. As it is the Himalayas, it is best to take a guided tour like the luxury Shakti Ladakh above to best navigate around this stunning rural village.
Giethoorn is a beautiful and calm village of The Netherlands. It is one in every of greenest places of the country, that is enclosed by the extensive Weerribben-Wieden parkland. Being an automobile free village, it offers several stunning canals rather than roads. What connects the lands of Giethoorn together is a magnificent hundred and fifty bridges to see this village from every angle. This village has so many similarities with Italy’s Veneto region that it’s additionally known as because ‘the Venice of Netherlands’.
Situated within the Southeastern part of Malta, Marsaxlokk is a stunning traditional fishing village that’s notable for its fishing market. A vast number of colorful boats (also known as ‘Luzzus’) cruising on its harbor creates one of the most gorgeous villages on the planet. Featuring military outposts built by the British to protect the harbor in World War Two, The Marsaxlokk church dedicated to the Madonna of Pompeii and Fort St Lucian built in 1610, this quaint village encompasses a long history that you simply could not encounter in any other place
Bibury is a charming village settled on the bank of the stream Coln in the County of England. William Morris, a notable English designer once called Bibury “The most stunning village in England”. Comprised of the seventeenth century stone cottages and delightful Coln stream that are the the most attractions of this village, Bibury is one of the most photographed villages in the UK.
Located in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region, Hallstatt is a very beautiful shore village known for its breathtaking views. Alongside being one of the most photographed spots in Austria, this village has an abundance of historical significance including one of the oldest salt mines in the world. Salzkammergut, which literally translates to ‘Domaine of Salt’, has been mined since 5000 BCE and has brought a huge amount of prosperity and wealth to Austria. A village that is free from any vehicles- experience the serene atmosphere of this ancient village.
Located on the highest cliffs of Santorini, Oia is a coastal town on Aegean island. Whilst getting the most amazing views of the Santorini volcanic crater, visitors can also walk through the narrow streets to see blue domed churches, colorful rooftops, the maritime museum and the remnants of a Venetian fortress. From this height, you will also get the most picture-perfect sunset views.