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Top 20 Most Beautiful Villages In The World

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Top 20 Most Beautiful Villages In The World

Most of us prefer big cities, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility of small-town charm. Many communities around the world offer a breathtakingly lovely experience.

Although huge buildings, fancy stores, and affluent atmospheres draw people to cities, traveling around smaller towns outside of the main cities is the best way to appreciate a region’s essential culture. Large, busy cities brimming with life and brilliant lights are wonderful locations to visit, but smaller, lesser-known villages are frequently much better.

Here are the top 20 most beautiful villages in the world.

Popeye Village, Malta

Popeye Village, Malta

Popeye Village, Malta

In an interesting twist, one of the most beautiful villages around the world is a vamped-up ’80s movie set. Abandoned not long after the filming of the 1980 musical Popeye which featured the late comedian Robin Williams, Popeye Village is now home to quaint, colorful clusters of wooden buildings, a company of actors, and an array of fun activities to do. Watch shows, go on boat rides, explore the village, visit museums or go wine tasting while the kids romp at the playhouses.

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria

Nestled between Hallstätter See and the Dachstein mountains is Hallstatt, Austria’s oldest and perhaps its most photographed village. This stunning European town features beautiful old churches, a subterranean salt lake, a museum with 7,000-year-old artifacts, and a glass-like lake set against the breath-taking backdrop of soaring mountains.

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Simiane La Rotonde, France

Simiane La Rotonde, France

Simiane La Rotonde, France

Located in the stunning south of France and surrounded by olive groves and lavender fields, this hilltop village is one of the most beautiful towns in the world. Explore the charming village, pass along narrow cobblestone streets and stone houses, admire the centuries-old architecture, attend talks on aromatherapy, tour the medieval castle and enjoy the scents and colors from the numerous flowers in the nearby Abbey of Valsaintes garden.

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre means ‘Five Lands’ in English and is the collective name given to five different fishing villages that each boast stunning coastal and mountain trails as well as beautiful, classic architecture. Cinque Terre offers timeless appeal and a feel of authentic Italy with its rugged coastlines and romantic town area.

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Ortahisar, Turkey

Ortahisar, Turkey

Ortahisar, Turkey

Despite its central location Ortahisar has managed to remain largely traditional and mostly slow-paced. Even as surrounding towns increasingly become more and more touristic, Ortahisar remains rustic and charming. Have a drink and a meal in an underground cave bar, marvel at Ortahisar’s looming 78-meter high castle carved from stone, and learn more about the underground cave storage where citrus fruits are stashed until they ripen.

Oia, Greece

Oia, Greece

Oia, Greece

Oia is a traditional village with beautiful blue-domed churches, sun-bathed verandas, several art galleries, and a maze of small shops, almost all with panoramic views of the port Ammoudi and the Santorini volcano. Oia is without a doubt one of the most beautiful towns in the world.

Shirakawa-go, Japan

Shirakawa-go, Japan

Shirakawa-go, Japan

Situated at the foot of Mt. Haku-san is the quiet mountain village of Shirakawa-go. Shirakawa-go is picturesque with its rolling rice fields and river, and it also boasts traditional thatched-roof farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old, and among the last of its kind in Japan. Engage with locals, learn the traditional art of dyeing and weaving and learn how to make delicious soba noodles while you’re there.

Ait Ben-Haddou, Morocco

Ait Ben-Haddou, Morocco

Ait Ben-Haddou, Morocco

Ait-Ben-Haddou is a traditional southern Morocco earthen village made from clay bricks. The village lies in a valley near the Atlas Mountains, thirty-two miles from the bustling film capital of Morocco. Historically, traders traversed the Sahara Trade Route and passed through the town carrying spices and gold on their way elsewhere. As the use of this established trade route faded, many Kasbahs (fortresses) in Ait-Ben-Haddou were abandoned and have since become preserved relics.

Cua Van, Vietnam

Cua Van, Vietnam

Cua Van, Vietnam

Charming and enchanting, Ha Long Bay is famous for its natural beauty. Cua Van is just one of the fishing villages along Ha Long Bay but is believed to be its most popular spot. Situated on an emerald green bay surrounded by mountains is the serene Cua Van, home to beautiful and exotic marine life, caves, and grottoes perfect for exploring, and vibrant village culture.

Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello is a quiet Italian town most famous for its whimsical 14th-century style beehive-shaped houses. These stone buildings are made from local limestone and topped with conical roofs, often white-tipped as if dusted by snow and decorated with painted symbols believed to bear religious or superstitious significance. There are also a handful of small museums and opportunities for purchasing and trying local foods. Alberobello is a great little village for a day trip.

Júzcar, Spain

Júzcar, Spain

Júzcar, Spain

Nestled in the hills of Andalusia is Júzcar, a quiet town in Spain previously known as a ‘pueblo Blanco for its whitewashed walls. In 2011, Sony struck an agreement with the village’s leaders to have the town painted blue and dubbed ‘The Smurf Village’ as part of the promotion for its then-upcoming Smurfs movie. Since then Júzcar’s walls have all remained bright and cheery Smurf blue even as village life there remains largely the same, and Júzcar is still a sedate quaint little village.

Reine, Norway

Reine, Norway

Reine, Norway

With an estimated population of 300 villagers, Reine is one of those small towns that no one knows about. Perfectly situated at the mouth of Reinefjord, near the insanely beautiful Loften peaks is the quiet, picturesque fishing village Reine. Go to Reine to enjoy the famed, stunning northern lights and stay and enjoy life in the laidback rural fishing village. Stay in a rorbu (a converted, old fisherman’s cottage), go whale watching and fishing as the locals do, or camp out under the stars, go biking, kayaking, or bird watching, and truly connect with nature.

Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

 

The idyllic, thriving metropolis town of Sidi Bou Said is located atop a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Twenty kilometers or so from the capital city Tunis, Sidi Bou Said is a favored getaway destination for locals and tourists alike. Stroll along cobblestone streets lined with small shops and stalls, explore winding lanes, soak in the stunning panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea, visit the Ennejma Ezzahra palace which pays homage to Neo-Moorish architecture, and enjoy the brilliant contrast of the town’s blue-painted doors and trellises with the stark white of their Grecian buildings.

Ping’an Village, China

Ping’an Village, China

Ping’an Village, China

Ping’an Village rests atop the peak of Longsheng County’s famous Longji rice terraces, 1200 meters above sea level. Ping’an is a small community of rice farmers where old traditions and local culture are apparent and thriving. Scenic narrow mountain roads leading to the peak offer a splendid view of the amazingly vast rice fields whose different terrace levels are nicknamed by locals according to their varying shapes.

Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen was once primarily an alpine farming community but has since become a resort town teeming with tourists eager to ski the snow-covered slopes in the Winter and hike trails in the Summer. Despite the influx of tourists, the mountain village has retained its homestyle, postcard vibe with its timber houses, well-dispersed holiday chalets, soaring mountains, and magnificent landscape.

Burano, Italy

Burano, Italy

Burano, Italy

Burano, the little island of lace, is ranked as one of the most colorful cities in the world. With colors that pop, Burano brings an almost tropical vibe to the Northern Venetian Lagoon. This small island and its single city feature emerald green water channels, charming houses, a 17th-century bell tower, and the lacemaking expertise that brought Leonardo da Vinci to the island in the 1400s.

Bibury, England

Bibury, England

Bibury, England

Easily one of the most beautiful small towns in Europe, is Bibury, a little town in Gloucestershire Cotswolds. Bibury consists of stone buildings all strung out along the banks of the River Coln and is most famous for Arlington Row, a picturesque row of weavers’ cottages believed to date back to the 14th or 16th century before its conversion in the 17th century. Arlington Row overlooks a meadow and river and is featured in the UK passport.

Colmar, France

Colmar, France

Colmar, France

Nestled among vineyards, Colmar is a beautiful microcosm of Alsatian life. Colmar boasts traditional houses, canals, famous wines, superb Middle Age architecture, and stunning lights. In Colmar, 1100 computer-driven fiber optic lights of different colors and intensities illuminate the town at night on Fridays, Saturdays, and every evening during major events and important local festivals.

Fenghuang Ancient Town, China

Fenghuang Ancient Town, China

Fenghuang Ancient Town, China

Situated at the foot of a mountain and along the banks of Tuojiang River is Fenghuang, an old town built in 1704 which offers a look at China before modernization. Named for the phoenix-shaped shadow the looming mountain casts on the town, this old town is hailed as one of the best and most picturesque in all of China.

Palangan, Iran

Palangan, Iran

Palangan, Iran

Palangan is a little-known rural Iranian village with an estimated population exceeding 1000 inhabitants. Tucked away in the valley with the Tangi Var River flowing through it, houses are etched out on the sloping valley sides in a terraced manner with roofs of houses doubling as verandas or yards for the houses above them. Locals embrace their cultural heritage through folk dance and song, and commonly enjoy country life by picnicking on the river’s banks, taking shade under nearby trees, and playing simple games together.

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