Sibiu – among the '15 Undiscovered European Destinations', as stated by Huffington Post. Photo

24 May 2015

When it comes to the very best European destinations, bigger does not always mean better. While travelers typically gravitate toward larger cities like London and Paris, some of the region's most rewarding and best-kept secrets are alternatively set well off-the-beaten path. From a tiny Albanian cliff town with stunning mountain vistas, to a Swiss mountain village known for its beer and cheese, it's well worth the extra effort to get to any of our 15 picks for the best undiscovered European destinations.


By Emily Wasserman


1) Porto Palermo, Albania


2) Sainte-Agnes, France


3) Coimbra, Portugal


4) Kotor, Montenegro


5) Warsaw, Poland


6) Appenzell, Switzerland


7) Smolare, Macedonia


8) Sibiu, Romania


Built in the 12th century, the Romanian citadel city of Sibiu is an ideal destination for history buffs. Still boasting many of its original fortifications, visitors can walk through mazes of stone staircases and archways to explore the area's rustic architecture. Stop by Grand Square to visit Brukenthal Palace, a majestic 18th-century Baroque mansion that houses one of the oldest museum collections in the world.



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9) Kosice, Slovakia


10) Korcula, Croatia


11) Bolgheri, Italy


12) Folegandros, Greece


13) Azores, Portugal


14) Malaga, Spain


15) Kutna Hora, Czech Republic






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