Zahara de la Sierra (Spain)
Zahara de la Sierra is a white village in the province of Cadiz, in Andalusia. It is located in the Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema, next to the reservoir of Zahara-El Gastor. It has a history that dates back to Muslim times, when it was a defensive fortress. Among its attractions are its historic center, its castle, its church, its viewpoints and its hiking trails.
Annecy is located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is known for its lake, the second largest in the country and the purest in Europe, surrounded by mountains and forests. Annecy has an old town with canals, bridges and colorful houses that earn it the nickname of the Venice of the Alps. It also has a castle-museum, a palace and an animated film festival.
Barfleur is a seaside village in the Normandy region. It is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France for its charm and its historical past. It was an important port in the Middle Ages, from where the dukes of Normandy and the kings of England departed. Today, you can enjoy its fishing port, its granite houses, its church and its lighthouse.
Bled is a town located in the Julian Alps. It is famous for its glacial lake, in the center of which there is an island with a baroque church. The lake is surrounded by forests and mountains, and offers activities such as boating, swimming and hiking. Bled also has a medieval castle on top of a cliff, a gorge with a waterfall and a typical gastronomy with cream cakes.
Cochem is a medieval town located in the Moselle river valley in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is famous for its 11th century castle, the Reichsburg, which dominates the landscape from a hill. It is also known for its white wines, its artisanal mustard and its typical architecture with half-timbered houses. Cochem is a tourist destination offering cultural, gastronomic and natural activities.
Colmar is a town in the Alsace region. It is known for its historic center, with Gothic and Renaissance style houses, canals that give it the nickname of Little Venice and monuments such as the Collegiate Church of St. Martin or the House of the Heads. Colmar is also the capital of Alsace wines and the birthplace of the sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the Statue of Liberty.
Cudillero is a beautiful village in Asturias. It is located on the west coast, next to the Cantabrian Sea. It is a fishing village with a typical architecture of colorful houses that are staggered on the hillside. It has a port with a seafaring atmosphere, a church of the sixteenth century and a lighthouse.
Gmunden is a town in the state of Upper Austria. It is located on the shores of Lake Traunsee, surrounded by mountains and forests. It is a historic town, with an 11th century castle, the Schloss Ort, which stands on an island in the lake. It also has a Gothic church, a pottery museum and a lakeside promenade.
Goreme is a town in the Cappadocia region. It is characterized by its houses and temples carved into the volcanic rock, which form a unique landscape. Goreme is the center of the Goreme National Park and cave sites of Cappadocia, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the park you can see the famous fairy chimneys, churches with Byzantine frescoes and valleys with whimsical shapes.
Gruyères is a town located in the canton of Fribourg. It is located in the region of La Gruyère, famous for its homonymous cheese. Gruyeres is a medieval town, with a 13th century castle that houses a historical and cultural museum. It also has a Gothic church, a chocolate factory and several art museums. Gruyeres is a tourist destination offering gastronomy, nature and tradition.
Marsaxlokk is a locality of Malta, located southeast of the island. It is a traditional fishing village, with a harbor where you can see the typical colorful boats called luzzu. Marsaxlokk has a history dating back to the Phoenicians and the Turks, who used its bay as a commercial and military base. Marsaxlokk is also famous for its fish market and seafood cuisine.
Montefrio is a village in the province of Granada, in Andalusia, which stands out for its historical and natural heritage. Among its main attractions are the Arab fortress and the Iglesia de la Villa, located on top of a rock; the Mirador de las Peñas, which offers spectacular views of the village and its surroundings; and the archaeological site of Las Peñas de los Gitanos, where you can see dolmens and remains of different cultures.
Lauterbrunnen is a village located in the canton of Bern. It is located in one of the most impressive valleys of the Alps, between huge rock walls and mountain peaks. Lauterbrunnen has 72 spectacular waterfalls, such as the Staubbachfall or the Trümmelbachfall, which inspired Goethe and other artists. Lauterbrunnen is also a tourist destination offering winter sports, hiking and excursions to the Jungfraujoch or the Schilthorn.
Piana is a town on the island of Corsica, located on the west coast, between Ajaccio and Calvi. Its main attraction are the Calanques de Piana, impressive reddish rock formations that rise above the sea and have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You can visit them by boat, car or on foot, and enjoy their unique landscapes and paradisiacal coves. Piana also has a charming old town with stone houses and a baroque church.
Porec is a town on the Croatian coast, on the Istrian peninsula, which has more than 2000 years of history. Its main attraction is the Euphrasian Basilica, a jewel of Byzantine art from the 6th century that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Inside you can admire the gold mosaics and paintings that decorate the apse and floor. Another of the things to see in Porec is its old town, which preserves the Roman structure and several historic buildings such as the Sincic Palace, the Zuccato Palace or the Church of Our Lady of the Angels. Porec also offers a beautiful promenade, a harbor full of boats and several beaches and coves to enjoy the Adriatic Sea.