Top 10 Beautiful Villages in Europe
10 Bosa, Oristano
Bosa is a town and commune in the Oristano province, part of Italy’s Sardinia region. Bosa is situated about two-thirds of the way up the west coast of Sardinia, on a small hill on the north bank of the Temo River, about 3 kilometers inland. Also famous for its history , culture and architectural beauty, this magical little town. The vibrant, multicolored houses in the backdrop of the town’s Malaspina Castle are truly a stunning scene. In the district of Sa Costa, you can see stunning medieval streets and stone staircases in the historic center of the town of Bosa. In the town’s historic core you can also find facilities such as cafes, restaurants and bars.
9 Cochem, Rhineland-Palatinate
Cochem is the seat of and the largest city in the district of Cochem-Zell in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Cochem sits just behind Kusel, in the Kusel district, with just over 5,000 inhabitants, as Germany’s second smallest district seat. It has been a member of the Verbandsgemeinde of Cochem since 7 June 2009. The hilltop castle of Cochem overlooking the valley of the river stands as the city’s symbol. The view from the castle over the Cochem Valley is just incredible. Among all these attractions, the City of Cochem has an pleasant moderate climate. The easiest way to discover the beauty of this region is by cycling.
8 Marsaxlokk, Malta
Marsaxlokk is a small, traditional fishing village in Malta ‘s South Eastern Region. It has a harbor and is known for its scenery, fishermen and reputation as a tourist attraction. As of March 2014 the village had 3,534 inhabitants. On each Luzzus you can see mythical eyes painted by Osiris. Locals believed that God’s painted eyes could shield their boats from the evil. Marsaxlokk is also a village which is of historical significance. The Marsaxlokk Tag-Silg hill holds the remains of a megalithic temple. Many tools from the Bronze Age were found from this hill as well.
7 Murren, Bernese Oberland
Murren is a beautiful mountain village in the Bernese Oberland, in Switzerland, at an altitude of 5413 ft. It is the highest populated Bern town village in Canton. You will admire the magnificent three popular Alpine peaks-Monch, Eiger and Jungfrau-from this mountain village. Murren is a village, free of cars. This mountain village is accessible by cable car service from the Lauterbrunnen valley. Services like bank, post office, fire department, emergency room, school, tourist office, cafés, holiday apartments, and restaurants can be found even in such a high altitude place.
6 Gasadalur, Faroe Islands
Gásadalur is a village on the western side of Vágar, Faroe Islands, with a panoramic view of Mykines Island. Located on the edge of Mykinesfjørður, Gásadalur is surrounded by the highest mountains on Vágar. Gasadalur is certainly one of the finest villages on Earth, perched at the bottom of a tall cliff and surrounded by top peaks of Mykines Islands. This village has only a population of 18, due to its remoteness. Even though the village settlement is only stunning in the unique position overlooking the sea. The resident of Gasadalur had to climb 200 meters high mountain to reach their houses before the tunnel opened to the village in 2004.
5 Giethoorn, Netherlands
This is a village which is free of vehicles. In this village you can find beautiful canals in place of roads. Just like in Venice, around 150 bridges link the lands of Giethoorn together. Since this village has so many similarities with Venice it was called The Netherlands Venice. This beautiful village can be reached on foot, by bicycle or by canoe. Giethoorn has canoe trails which are 98 km long. In this village the electric boats available for hire are also noise-free. It’s cool with the world and dubbed ‘whisper boasts.’
4 Bibury, England
Bibury is a civil parish and village in Gloucestershire, England. It is on the Coln River , a tributary of the Thames that rises in the same District. The center of the village lies 6 1⁄2 miles northeast of Cirencester. The main attractions in Bibury are the stone cottages of the 17th century and the magnificent Coln river flowing through the village. It is also the villages with the most photography in England. Within this village the stone cottages are known as Arlington row cottages. These cottages were originally constructed as a monastic wool store back in the 13th century. This wool store was converted into Weaver’s cottages during the 17th century.
3 Freudenberg, Rhine-Westphalia
Freudenberg is a city in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The town lies on the German-Dutch holiday road called the Orange Road, which connects counties, counties, and regions affiliated with the Orange House. This small town covers only 93 square kilometers in area. It can be dubbed as Germany’s most beautiful small town. Since the setting of wooden houses in the city’s scenic landscape is sure to leave you speechless. Surprisingly, almost all townhouses have the same size and design. Freudenberg’s tidy and well-maintained streets make it easy to explore the town on foot. The air quality in this city is absolutely exceptional.
2 Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt is a village on the western shore of Lake Hallstatt in the mountainous Salzkammergut region of Austria. The alpine houses and alleyways dating from the 16th century are home to cafes and shops. A funicular railway links with Salzwelten, an ancient salt mine with an underground salt lake, and a viewing platform at Skywalk Hallstatt. A road leads to Glacier Garden with glacial potholes and Waldbachstrub Waterfall in the Echern Valley.
1 Reine, Nordland County
Reine is Moskenes Municipality’s administrative center in Nordland County, Norway. The fishing village sits on the island of Moskenesøya in the archipelago of Lofoten, above the Arctic Circle, some 300 kilometers southwest of Tromsø. Reine is a peaceful and calm village too. This village ‘s population is a mere 300. Yet the unusual location and the stunningly beautiful scenery made it one of the Lofoten Islands’ main tourist attractions. There’s plenty to enjoy in the village of Reine. Some of the best Lofoten Island hikes are very close to the village of Reine.