It’s great living in the city, if you work there. Able to walk to work, grab a coffee as you go. Jump into a taxi or onto a bus. Plenty of stores for food, bars, restaurants all on your doorstep.
What about something different?
The peace and quiet. No commuting, no rush hour. Being able to have your windows open to enjoy the fresh air, without the pollution. The noise of the car happens once an hour, not every second of every hour of the day.
- Sitting outdoors on the terrace, with fresh squeezed orange juice for breakfast.
- Enjoying dinner outside, as the sun goes down.
- Strolling on the peaceful beach, with the smell of the ocean in your nostrils.
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and head into the beauty of nature and the peace and quiet of the mountains
Italy has this area of 5 small villages, along the coastline. Each of Manarola, Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare are unique yet alike. Quiet, enticing and relaxing.
Where the blue of the sea and the roof of the church, contrast against the white walls of the houses. Beautiful colours of the house add to the picture postcard effect. One of the most iconic of the Greek islands, Santorini has plenty to offer tourists and residents alike.
Castle Stalker at Port Appin by Loch Linnhe, Scottish Highlands
You may not get the sunshine of Italy or Greece, but the tranquility is clear to see. The Scottish Highlands offer plenty for those who are interested in walking, fishing or just enjoy the scenic views. The Whisky Trail is another excuse to visit this area.
Oberhofen Castle, Oberhofen, Switzerland
Well, this is simply a very big, beautiful alpine lake surrounded by the majestic Swiss Alps. Ideal for walking, especially on days when the cable car isn’t working.
Ballycotton is a small fishing village in County Cork, Ireland
Breathtaking Places In Europe Summary
From the glorious sunn filled Santorini to the mystical Lochs in Scotland, they all have in common the tranquility and beautiful views some people can only dream about. Read more about Europe here, in our destination guides.