Many travelers focus on big cities and towns and miss the charm of smaller places. Visit one of these beautiful villages around the world.
The old town of Intragna in Switzerland
Many travelers focus on big cities and towns and miss the charm of smaller places. The world is full of villages that offer great experiences. While these famous cities attract people from all over the world with their tall skyscrapers and expensive shopping malls, a great way to explore the region is to stop in its villages. Countryside travel has been, and still is, a trend for the past few years. The villages have old buildings and wonderful natural surroundings. These are some of the most beautiful villages in the world that you can visit.
10 Giethoorn, Netherlands
Giethoorn is one of the most beautiful villages in the world and one of the greenest in the Netherlands. Bordering the beautiful De Weibben-Wieden National Park, Giertohorn offers many outdoor opportunities. Vacationers will find several wonderful canals instead of roads in the village. There are about 150 bridges connecting different places, many of which provide great photo opportunities for nature and photography enthusiasts. Giethoorn is reminiscent of the magnificent Venice of Italy, which has given it the nickname “Venice of the Netherlands”.
9 Saxon and Faroe Islands
Located on the northwest coast of Streymoy, Saksun is the perfect place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. Its location on the lagoon makes it a great place to visit. Tourists will find in this village several traditional houses, a small beautiful church and a waterfall, Heljardalsa waterfall, which is one of the most beautiful places. Bird watching is popular in the village and on the Faroe Islands.
8 Intragna, Switzerland
Intragna is located on a high rocky spur at the confluence of the Meleza and Isorno rivers. With narrow cobblestone streets, multi-story buildings, a medieval Swiss town and plenty of opportunities for fun adventures, this village is one of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland. One of the best places to check out is the Regional Museum of Centovalli and Pedemonte. The museum offers interesting exhibits and study programs. Another must-see is the Roman Bridge. It was built in 1578 and is one of the most beautiful places in Switzerland.
7 Dean Village, Scotland
Originally called the Water of Leith Village, Dean Village offers many opportunities for adventure. The charming village borders the River Leith and is close to Edinburgh’s beautiful city centre. There are many beautiful old buildings, some dating back to the 19th century. Some of them include mills that now house some of the city’s most spectacular apartments. The village has wonderful footpaths, which are best explored on foot. It is also a popular spot for over 80 species of birds.
6 Juzcar, Spain
Deep in the Andalusian hills, Juzcar is one of the most beautiful villages in the world. Also known as Blue Spanish Village or Smurf Village. The name comes from the fact that all the walls were painted blue to celebrate the release of the Smurfs movie. This village is one of the smallest in the country, but it is the perfect stop for a visit to Andalucia. Its location amidst winding roads makes driving the best way to reach the village.
5 Oia, Greece
Oia is located right at the top of Santorini’s beautiful cliffs, and its incredible location makes it a stunningly beautiful village. Its location on a steep slope offers spectacular views of the world-famous Santorini caldera. It is full of magnificent white buildings that are worth exploring. What really sets this village apart are the ruined castle, the old man’s house, and the windmill, arguably Oia’s most impressive building. The village has a lot to offer including Greek wine tours, beach visits and boat trips.
4 Tobermory, UK
Tobermory is a charming village on the north-east side of the Isle of Mull in Scotland. Its main streets and harbor are lined with beautiful 18th-century buildings. These buildings now house the most amazing museums, hotels, shops, bars and art galleries. One of the best ways to explore this village is by boat, which offers the perfect opportunity to explore its natural beauty.
3 Bibury, England
Home to the picturesque Arlington Row, Bibury is one of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds and a must-see for travelers with its stunning cottages and stunning village views. Some of its cottages date back to the 14th century and are definitely worth exploring. There are several things to do here, including hiking, trout fishing, and exploring ancient temples and Roman villas. There are many cafes, pubs and restaurants.
2 Alberobello, Italy
Alberobello is one of Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and makes for great day trips from neighboring towns like Martina Franca and Locorotondo. It’s a great place to enjoy Puglia’s natural beauty, including its pristine beaches. Alberobello is considered one of the most beautiful villages in the world, but there is no place like it. It has a great historical heritage and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The village is famous for its whitewashed stone buildings with colonial roofs known as Trulli.
1 Kampung Pelangi, Indonesia
Kampung Pelangi, sometimes called the Rainbow Village, is one of the most spectacular villages in the world, with more than 200 colorful buildings. The village attracts travelers from all over the world who admire its bustling art scene and beautiful buildings. The charming village offers many thriving shops and excellent dining. What used to be a simple, quiet village is now a rainbow colored place with lots to see and do.