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4 Overlooked European Destinations Well Worth Visiting, a Guest Post by Daniela McVicker
Europe is a truly amazing continent that every traveler wants to see and explore. The stunning history, beautiful architecture, and cultural heritage are beyond imaginable. Places like Paris, Rome, London, or Amsterdam are on everyone’s bucket list and are definitely worth paying a visit. But, what’s with all those unpopular gems of Europe that are equally as fascinating but simply don’t get enough exposure?
We’ve decided to put together a list of unpopular destinations in Europe that are worth visiting. Hopefully, this will help you realize how many wonderful unexplored destinations there are and how truly fascinating Europe is.
Let’s break it down together.
1. Novi Sad, Serbia
Serbia is a small country but it has so much to offer to curious travelers such as yourself.
The second-largest city in Serbia, right after the capital of Belgrade, is the beautiful Novi Sad. Here’s what you need to know:
- It lies on the river Danube, which allows you to enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and partying on the Strand beach from June to September.
- If you want to have extra special time in Novi Sad, visit it in July during the Exit festival which was named Best Summer Music Festival in Europe for 2016.
- Novi Sad is chosen to be the European Capital of Culture for 2021 thanks to its rich cultural heritage.
- The Petrovaradin Fortress is the best place to watch the sunset over Novi Sad.
Apart from all this, Novi Sad has amazing restaurants with local cuisine, as well as enviable nightlife. The best part is that it’s very affordable and you can have a great time without spending a fortune.
You’ll be able to blend in with the locals who are great hosts and enjoy your time in Novi Sad exploring, learning, and having fun.
2. Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
The capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Sarajevo is a city with a wild history and a strong presence of the Turkish influence given the fact they were under Ottoman rule for four centuries.
Sarajevo is surrounded by mountains, and the river Miljacka flows through it.
Here’s what you have to do in Sarajevo:
- visit Baščaršija, the old trade center of the city
- visit the Kozja ćuprija bridge on Miljacka
- eat the most amazing and versatile food, delicacies, and deserts
- enjoy the nightlife with live music and partying till sunrise
If you visit and like Sarajevo, write your own review of the city to make it more popular. Use websites for students in case you need help with writing.
You’ll experience hedonism and learn how to enjoy life the Bosnian way.
3. Brač, Croatia
For those of you who are summer enthusiasts and enjoy beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, Brač is the perfect destination in Europe to visit.
Brač is a Croatian island situated in the Adriatic sea. The nature is stunning in every aspect, from the deep pine tree forest to amazing pebble beaches.
The island is divided into municipalities and Bol is the best know one thanks to the Zlatni Rat Beach.
On Brač, you can engage in all kinds of outdoor activities:
- scuba diving
- boat excursions
You’ll be able to fully blend with nature and spend your time breathing the fresh sea air spiced with the smell of pines.
4. Durham, England
If you want to feel enchanted and transport yourself a few centuries back, Durham is definitely the right choice. This fantastic destination has it all and will ensure you have a great time every single second of the way.
Durham is best now for the Durham Castle and Cathedral that are listed on the UNESCO heritage list. They date back to the 11th century and are a major tourist spot in Durham.
Apart from this, Durham can offer:
- several amazing walking routes
- cycling tours
- visiting the Cathedral Towers
- Beamish Museum
- riverside amusement and relaxation
This list of writing tools can help you write about your Durham experience and invite other tourists to explore it as well.
Durham offers a spectacular historic and architectural adventure and will provide a truly British experience for all you curious tourists out there.
The next time you think about visiting Europe, try thinking outside of the box. Be an explorer and a risk-taker, and explore the destinations that might be a bit under the radar.
Use the list above as an inspiration for your next European trip and choose a place that’s waiting for you to tour it.
Author’s bio. Daniela McVicker is a contributor to Essayguard. She is also an experienced writer with a degree in social psychology from Durham University. Daniela is primarily focused on writing about self-improvement. She has authored a number of insightful and motivating articles like “Making The Right Choices Every Day” and “7 Steps To Open Yourself To New Opportunities & Possibilities”.