10 Breathtaking Small Towns and Villages in the World

7 Oct

Every destination has own captivating charm. But there are small towns and ancient villages that will take your breath away. Here are ten picturesque places in the world that deserve a spot in your travel list.

Alberobello
Alberobello
Where is it: Puglia, Italy
Why go there: This small town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It features traditional dry stone houses with conical roofs called “trullo”. Take a stroll along the streets while marveling at the conical huts.

Bibury
Bibury
Where is it: Gloucestershire, England, UK
Why go there: A thousand-year-old village that features charming Cotswold stone cottages. Go for a leisurely walk around the village and soak in the mesmerizing architecture and natural scenery.

Èze
Èze
Where is it: Alpes-Maritimes, France
Why go there: A picturesque hilltop town with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy the town’s medieval charm.

Fenghuang (Phoenix Ancient Town)
fenghuang
Where is it: Hunan Province, China
Why go there: Visit an ancient town that sit in the midst of breathtaking nature. See the historic architecture in this old village like the Ming and Qing style buildings.

Göreme
Göreme
Where is it: Cappadocia, Turkey
Why go there: Rock-hewn, honey-coloured village set against a backdrop of stunning landscape and fairy chimneys.

Hallstatt
Hallstatt
Where is it: Salzkammergut, Austria
Why go there: Picturesque lakeside village in a spectacular mountain setting. Make time to explore more of the fairy tale-like scenery and natural attractions.

Oia
Oia
Where is it: Santorini, Greece
Why go there: A beautiful village perched on top of the cliffs that provide amazing views of the Santorini caldera. Bask in the sunshine or marvel at the stunning sunsets the place offers.

Piodao
Piodao
Where is it: Portugal
Why go there: A charming mountainside village with breathtaking views. The place is teeming with beautiful historic architecture, picturesque streets, and brimming with culture and history.

Reine
Reine
Where is it: Nordland, Norway
Why go there: Quaint, tranquil, and stunning village that sit in the midst of the most beautiful surroundings. Visit to see and experience the spectacular scenery and the wide array of activities.

Shirakawa-go
Shirakawa-go
Where is it: Gifu, Japan
Why go there: A traditional village that features a building style called gasshō-zukuri. Old houses with triangular-shaped thatched roofs are among the must-see sights in this picturesque town. Located in a mountainous region, Shirakawa-go sits in all its glorious beauty all-year round. It becomes even more beautiful as the snow transforms it into a winter wonderland.