Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” – John Steinbeck
Positano is the most quaint and photogenic Italian town, with sharply-stacked houses tumbling down to the sea in a torrent of sun-bleached peach, terracotta and crimson colors. No less vibrant are its steep streets and steps lined with wisteria-draped hotels, fashionable boutiques and delectable restaurants.
Reine, Nordland county, Norway
Have you ever felt the urge to run off and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life?
If yes! Reine-a charming fishing village of Norway is the place you must come to slow down, and languidly soak in some spectacular northern lights panorama.Nestled in the Lofotan Archipelago a scenic string of islands within the arctic circle. You can not only enjoy activities like kayaking, fishing, bird-spotting, whale watching, and biking but can also camp under the stars on nearby beaches,conquer some of Norway’s best hikes or catch a ferry to a nearby village.
Manarola – Cinque Terre, Italy
If you ever get tired of life, give therapist a dodge and hightale immediately to Cinque Terre.This crazily constructed fishing village which is set in the midst of the most dramatic coastal scenery on the planet, provides enough to buoy the most jaded spirits. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, Manarola is rooted in antiquity and uniquely historical!
Dreamy Mosel valley with its tranquil and slumberous villages, alluring vineyards, storybook castles and Roman ruins will provide a balm to your ruffled being.
Damuls, Vorarlberg, Austrian
Damüls- a village hidden among the Bregenzerwald Mountains is one of most beautiful and snowiest destinations in Austria. In fact it was bestowed the title of “World’s Snowiest Town” in 2006. Phenomenal natural beauty of this town will infuse vigour into your soul.
Bled – a petite alpine township bordering Austria & Italy with crystal clear lake and breathtaking panorama also known as “The Green Treasure of Europe” is bound to zest up the weary soul.
Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia
Perched on the edge of enormous crater of an active volcano and shrouded by the clouds is the sluggish village of Cemoro Lawang.
Colmar, Alsace, France
Colmar, which looks like a fairyland, will leave you awestruck with its Venice-like canal, fountains, vivid blossoms, steep pitched roofs, pastel stucco, aged timbers and essentially traffic-free zones.
Crovie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Göreme, Cappadocia, Turkey
The village of Gerome nestled right in the heart of the valley bounded by cone-like rock formation is eerily spellbinding. Many millennial ago,due to water and wind erosion canyon,valley, rock and fairy chimneys got sculpted into peculiar shapes that are so unique that you can’t find it anywhere on this planet.
Beautiful rolling hills, terraced farming and quaint traditional huts in the lap of nature. Surely, you will have the urge to settle in!
If your eyes are tired of the continuously looking at the computer screens and your soul is wanting to break free from the drudgery… these green pastures in a picturesque village of Ladakh would do the needful.
Qaqortoq, Kujalleq, Greenland
Qaqortoq which means “White Palace” is the most charming and beautiful village in Greenland.Dotted with colourful houses between the fiord of Qaqortoq and the lake of Tasersuaq and a rich culture makes it an ideal place to roost in.
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Tenby is a lovely little fishing town in Wales. Lined with pretty beaches, iconic architecture, quaint shops and bountiful harbor is bound to fascinate anyone.
Geiranger, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Characterized by lush greenery,cascading waterfalls, snow capped mountains and turquoise lake lies Geiranger village in Norway. Experience pure bliss and loose yourself in this breathtaking fjord.
Yangshuo, Guilin City, China
Yangshuo is a well-known tourist town Guilin, Guangxi. Travellers from all around the world flock this place to see its iconic temples, mighty peaks, curvaceous rivers and intriguing caves. The city also has a string of laid back cafes and bars, where the tourists can stop by to have a drink or two. You will surely have time of your life as you take a bamboo raft down the river, or try your hand on the world class rock-climbing sites.
Burano,Venetian Lagoon, Italy
Mesmerized by the color display? You are not alone! The home of big artists like Baldassarre Galuppi, Remigio Barbaro and Pino Donaggio, the colourful island of Italy, has been attracting tourists since many years.
If you are at your wits’ end, visiting the most translucent waters of Riomaggiore and taking a stroll in its quant village would soothe your ruffled spirit. Whether it is hiking the Cinque Terre or visiting the church of Saint Giovanni Batista or simply wasting yourself away as you check out the panoramic views of the city, there is something for everyone.
Bibury, Gloucestershire, England
‘One of the world’s most picturesque villages’: Fox News, ‘The Most Charming Towns in Europe You’ll Want to Visit ASAP’: Huffington Post, the phrases to describe this endearing place are plenty.
If you would want to visit a traditional village, complete with tea houses and ornate protected buildings, Bibury will not disappoint you.
Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, Japan
Aren’t these thatched gasshō-zukuri style farmhouses adorable? These Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama are one of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are made exceptionally robust to brave the heavy snowfalls the region experiences.
Karşılama! Did you blink twice to check if these little houses lacing the mountain like structure, are for real? They indeed are! And they’re very much accessible! No matter what attracts you to this beautiful historical region of Turkey, its hiking potential, the rich history or its distinctive accommodation, it’s the lunarscape vistas that will leave you enchanted.