5 Underexplored Places in Europe That You Really Should Visit

If there is one thing you can be sure when planning a trip in Europe, it would be the extensive list of destinations to choose from. This small but fascinating continent is a treasure trove of attractions — from picturesque medieval villages to the splendid City of Light and all the famous and under the radar places in between. Here are some of the underexplored places in Europe that deserve their spots on your must-visit list.

Ålesund, Norway
This is one of the off-the-beaten paths worth taking a detour for when traveling in Norway. Undersea tunnels connect the town which spans across seven different islands. The drive going to Ålesund is a delightful experience with views of stunning fjords along the way. The picturesque town boasts of Art Nouveau style architecture. Not to be missed is the trek to Aksla Viewpoint for a truly breathtaking view of Ålesund.

Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
Český Krumlov
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Český Krumlov is a beautiful city that boasts of Renaissance architecture and a stunning castle that dates back to the 13th century. Enjoy sightseeing in the city’s charming streets and marvel at baroque and renaissance styles buildings including cafes, pubs, and galleries among many others.

Giethoorn, the Netherlands
Dubbed as the Venice of the North, Giethoorn is a picturesque village known for its thatched-roof houses and small canals or waterways. People largely get around by boat, on foot, or bicycle. It is one of the most enchanting and serene places to explore in Europe.

Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor, Montenegro
This splendid town is located in the breathtakingly beautiful Bay of Kotor. Its imposing wall has kept possible invaders at bay for many centuries. Today, the town wall is one of the fascinating sights visitors will find in Kotor not to mention its Old Town and quaint and charming roads.

Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain
Setenil de las Bodegas
This beautiful and one-of-a-kind Spanish town gives new meaning to “living under a rock”. Setenil de las Bodegas was built and developed out of a cave network. Its stark white structures and houses seem to emerge from cliffs and rocks and blend perfectly with its natural surroundings. Apart from its unique architecture, the town’s history, tales, and delicious food offerings like meat and pastries are just some of the top reasons why it should be on everyone’s list European destinations to explore.