The 10 Best Small Towns In Europe

Colmar, France

Strasbourg may be known as the Christmas capital, but Colmar is 30 minutes away by train. This little Alsacien village looks straight out of a Disney film.

Annecy, France

This small city is located in the middle of the Alps, on the shores of Lake Annecy, making for spectacular scenery. As it’s in Europe’s most famous mountains, there’s never a shortage of activities.

Ghent, Belgium

Bruges receives all the love as a day trip from Brussels, but I’m here to tell you not to skip out on Ghent. This Gothic student village is full of friendly Belgians, who will be delighted you’re visiting their city.

Cotswold, England

The Cotswold is some of the best scenery in the UK, with the iconic Cotswold Way and other walking paths linking the villages amongst rolling green hills and farmland.

Saranda, Albania

The unofficial capital of the “Albanian Riviera” is located five hours from the capital city, Tirana but feels a world away. Electric blue waters, budget-friendly accommodation, world-class seafood.

Graz, Austria

Vienna and Salzburg may receive the most visitors, but Graz is worth a trip! The mix of Art Deco, Medieval, and Baroque influence on the architecture makes for beautiful sites as you wander the city.

Verona, Italy

Romeo and Juliet’s hometown is an absolute dream. Smaller and less crowded than nearby Venice, you’ll be able to sample local cuisine among ancient Roman ruins and sample local wine.

Basel, Switzerland

In the north of Europe’s most neutral country, bordering France and Germany is delightful Basel. The city’s buildings are an assortment of styles, making for an interesting facade.

Brno, Czechia

Brno has become much more popular thanks to hosting numerous conferences and travel bloggers. However, it’s still under the radar compared to Prague, and some might say even more enjoyable.

Novi Sad, Serbia

This little-known destination is still an honest hidden gem on the continent. Novi Sad is very liberal and quite different from the rest of the country.

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