7 Best Destinations To Visit In Europe

Guest Post by Shawn Michaels

European countries are full of vibrant cities known for museums, restaurants, nightlife, and architecture. The beautiful Europe is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean in the north, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean in the south and by the Atlantic Ocean in the west. So, deciding which one to visit on vacation can be difficult.

Here is a list of seven best places in Europe, that you must visit to make your vacations memorable.

 

  1. Athens, Greece

Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities and believe me it lives up to all the hype. From world famous Acropolis to the contemporary art galleries, the city of Classic Marathon and Olympic Games is a majestically peculiar clash of past and present.

With the thriving nightlife filled with the aroma of spiced lamb, live music, dance clubs, the bright lights of Omonia Square, the Monastiraki Flea Market and plenty of hip cafes, this city attracts thousands of tourists annually.

From ancient monuments and medieval churches to world-class museums and high-end boutiques, it’s hard to get bored in Athens

Things to do:

  • Visit the great Athena’s Temple
  • Plan a trip to Acropolisand Ancient Agora, see the sights of stunning ruins, including the Parthenon, Erechtheion and the Temple of Hephaestus.
  • Take in a theatrical performance at the Herod Atticus Odeon and Theatre of Dionysos.
  • Do visit the National Archaeological Museum and Plaka’s historic streets.

 

Best Time to Visit:

The ideal time to visit Athens is between spring (March to May) and fall (September to November).

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  1. Rome, Italy

The beautiful and magical city Rome offers sea, nature, good food and villages rich in history and art. The beautiful surroundings of Rome offer a mixture of diversity and attractions for nature lovers.

Rome is a fast-paced and modern city, with gleaming designer storefronts, sleek hotels and cutting-edge restaurant. Tourists come from all over the world for the ruins, the church, the art and the food.

Even a week isn’t long enough to experience everything Rome has to offer. So, enjoy the splendid Italian fare and the momentous past of this exotic place.

Things to do:

  • Be sure to take the time to enjoythe Vatican City and La dolce vita.
  • Historic tours through ancient Rome (Colosseum, Roman Forum)
  • Shopping at thePorta Portese flea market.
  • Climb the Peter’s Basilica.
  • Toss a coin and help your chances of returning to Roma by tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain.
  • Vatican Museums, dozens of churches, Pantheon.

Best time to Visit:

For warmer weather, come in May or September and to enjoy winters in Rome the best time is from October to April.

 

  1. Vienna, Austria

History is at the heart of Vienna both literally and figuratively. This city relishes its past and has the attractions to prove it. Whether you’re interested in the long-reigning Habsburg family, classical music, or antiques; this city has enough to keep you entertained for days.

Extravagant baroque palaces loom over the city. With such a dense concentration of so many representative buildings, palaces and parks, this place is a must to see!

Things to do:

  • Visit sites that are located within the Innere Stadt, such as the House of Music and the MuseumsQuartier.
  • The beautiful Schönbrunn Palace
  • Vienna’s Ringstrasse is the most beautiful boulevard in the world.
  • Danube Canal has become a hotspot: an urban bar scene and modern architecture attract a primarily young audience.
  • Amusement park and a top-notch zoo are an attraction for young ones.
  • Visit the narrow streets of the Innere Stadt (Inner City) that snake through antiquated buildings, providing a great atmosphere for the visitors.
  • If it’s culture you seek, you’ll find it here.

Best Time to Visit:

The best weather is spring and autumn that makes April to May or September to October.

  1. Paris, France

It is one of the most famous cities in Europe. The City of Light draws millions of visitors every year with its unforgettable ambiance. It’s the city of love.

The gentle River Seine ambles through the city, lined by stately museums, centuries-old churches, and architecture.

Whether you come to Paris for the wine, the art or the high fashion, you’re sure to fall in love with everything.

Things to do:

  • Spend some time at the world-renowned Eiffel Tower and the Louvre and Notre-Dame.
  • Visit other notable city jewels such as the Musée d’Orsay, the Luxembourg Gardens or Le Marais.
  • Visit Musée d’Orsay, shop the biggest designers on the Champs Élysées, or you can hit the boutiques in Le Marais.
  • Plan a day trip to Versailles Palace.
  • Museum-touring, shopping, cemetery-perusing, district-exploring, opera-attending and much more.
  • Don’t miss out on the simple pleasure of meandering the marvelous districts, or snacking on street crepes either.

Best Time to Visit:

From June to August and September to October, the weather in Paris is perfect.

 

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  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world since Middle Ages. Attributed as “golden,” “city of a hundred spires,” “the crown of the world.” Prague is located right in the heart of Europe.

Its picturesque architectural landmarks, storied churches, narrow streets, daunting hilltop castle and statue-lined bridges create the scene of an urban fairy tale. Even the most bored traveler would have trouble resisting this city’s charms.0

Things to do:

  • Visit the expansivePrague Castle.
  • Enjoy the perkyCharles Bridge.
  • The famous Astronomical Clockin the Old Town
  • The gothic, baroque and Art Nouveau Dancing House and other buildings of Prague.
  • Make time to witness the beautiful cultural events; operas and symphonies attract large crowds.

Best Time to Visit:

Best time starts from spring and early fall as the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds.

 

  1. Madrid, Spain

Madrid is one of the world’s liveliest, most entertaining and vibrant cities.

Madrid is an open-minded city which shines bright with its beautiful culture and entertainment. The Spanish capital does not only offer art, shopping, architecture, nightlife and excellent cuisine, but it also presents both visitors and locals with all imaginable options for leisure. The hospitable locals and the lovely atmosphere makes you feel right at home.

Things to do:

  • Visit thePrado Museum; it features works by some of Spain’s most famed artists.
  • The Palacio Real(Royal Palace) is open to the public.
  • Enjoy hours of shopping at El Rastromarket or Salamanca.
  • You can rest at open-air cafés
  • Explore the amazing Plaza Mayor.
  • Enjoy some specialties at a tapas bar, such as El Tigre near Chueca.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time is from autumn (September to November) or spring (March to May).

 

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  1. Kotor, Montenegro

If you are passionate about nature, art, history and want to know more about the rich cultural heritage and customs of this region, visit the town of Kotor. It’s a dramatic and delightful place where the past coexists with the present.

It is located on world’s most beautiful Boka Bay. Kotor is steeped in tradition and history, with remarkable scenic views. Filled with medieval architecture, maze of museums, churches, cafe-strewn squares, Venetian palaces, pillories and historic monuments

Primitive architecture and copious cultural monuments have made Kotor a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site.”

Things to do:

  • Visit Kotor’s Main Square which is the focal point of the city. It has a beautiful old stone clock tower which has a Pisa-rescue angle because of the numerous earthquakes that have shaken Kotor over the years.
  • Walk up to St John’s Castle to enjoy the beat view of calm blue waters and steep mountain slopes.
  • Feast on fresh fruit and seafood at Galion.
  • Marvel at the Baroque beauty of this fairytale town Perast.
  • Get into café culture in the Old Town and enjoy coffee.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit is broadly between April and September that is spring and summer.

“Travel to experience as much as this amazing world has to offer.”

So, get ready to witness the beauty of this world. Pack your bag, get your best traveling boots and head out. Adventure awaits!

 

 

 

Author Bio:

Shawn Michaels is a blogger who loves to write about his outdoor experiences. He is also a passionate rock climber and loves traveling. Currently, he is studying and spends his free time reading reviews and gear shopping! He regularly blogs at Thesmartlad.com.

 

 

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