Eight Lovely Less Well Known European Destinations

If you’d like to try somewhere different on your next trip to Europe, below are eight less well known European tourist destinations which I’ve visited. Instagram would be the perfect platform to share information about these beautiful spots. Establish a strong digital presence with effective strategies and minimal effort – buy instagram followers

Zadar, Croatia

The city of Zadar lies on the Adriatic coast. I loved the Greeting to the Sun solar lights show and the Sea Organ, both on the prom. Zadar is a great base for day trips such as the Brioni Islands National Park, the town of Sibenik and the Krka Waterfalls.

Girona, Spain

I discovered the Catalan city of Girona as it’s near one of the airports Ryanair uses for Barcelona. My favourite thing to do there is walk along the city walls. I recommend the baubar restaurant, next to the Cathedral, for tasty cheap food in an unusual setting. I stayed at Hotel Condal during my most recent visit.

Lake Iseo, Italy

Lake Iseo is not as well known as its neighbours Como and Garda. It’s very beautiful and is home to the largest island in a lake in Europe, Monte Isola. I’m not the only admirer of Lake Iseo as it’s had many literary fans over the centuries.  The Pyramids of Zone are amazing stone structures close to the lake.

Lubeck, Germany

Lubeck is a charming city in northern Germany. The town hall, which dates from the 13th century is one of the grandest old buildings in Germany. Marzipan lovers will be in heaven at Cafe Niederegger. You can find out about the amusing legend of the devil, involving a wine bar and St Mary’s Church, when visiting the city.

Dundee, Scotland

Although I was rather dismissive of the city of my birth for many years,  I now think that Dundee is a great UK city break destination. Dundee attractions include the Verdant Works, Sensation Science Centre and Discovery Point. I’ve researched 5 of the Best Places to Stay in Dundee.

City Square, Dundee

Gothenburg, Sweden

I felt very at home in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, it had such a relaxed atmosphere. I was there in Winter so the highlight of my visit was the Liseberg Christmas Market.  I thought that The Universeum, a hands-on science discovery centre, was really interesting and had multilingual guides. I enjoyed my ferry trip to the nearby islands of Salthommen and Branno.

The island of Branno

Preveza, Greece

Preveza is situated on the west coast of the Greek mainland. It’s a pretty town with an Italian influence. I was fascinated by the ruins of the nearby ancient city of Nicopolis founded by Augustus Caesar, after his victory against the forces of Anthony and Cleopatra.  I had a hire car and enjoyed the day trips to the island of Lefkada (accessible by bridge), Parga and the Acheron Gorge.

Acheron plain

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Trieste, Italy

Trieste, tucked in the north eastern corner of Italy, has more of the feel of a central European city due to the fact it was the sea port for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city is famous for its cafes, the Verdi Theatre, Miramare Castle and the Revoltella Museum. Trieste is close to the border with Slovenia, so the coastal village of Muggia is a good day trip destination.

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