Are you planning a vacation or jut want to escape reality for a little bit? It’s definitely possible in these tiny villages. These are some of the most fairy-tailing villages out there.
1. Giethoorn, Holland
Giethoorn, also known as ‘the Venice of the north’, is built on water. Giethoorn is made up of little islands separated by canals, and the best way to get around is by boat. They say that the village is so peaceful that all you can hear is ducks and birdsong. Bliss!
2. Rocamadour, France
Rocamadour has attracted visitors for its setting in a gorge above a tributary of the River Dragone. The town below the complex of monastic buildings and pilgrimage churches. Population on this dreamy village are only around 600 people.
3. Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
The picturesque and colourful Cinque Terre area sits on the coast of the Italian Riviera and consists of five small villages that are so close together that you can walk between them. Doesn’t it look beautiful?
4. Gasadalur, Faroe Islands
Gásadalur village is located on the west side of Vagar, Faroe Islands, and enjoys a panoramic view over to the island of Mykines. Home to the beautiful waterfall Múlafossur, the village of Gásadalur sits tucked away between lush green fields and soaring mountains to all sides. It is one of those locations that you only imagine you will experience through photographs. Till 2004 there were only 3 ways to reach this village : one way to hike over 700-meter mountain, and the other two by boat or helicopter. In 2004 a tunnel was blasted through one of the mountains allowing cars to reach the village.
5. Eguisheim, France
This village has been listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France since 2003 and its clearly deserved a place in the list! Also it has been awarded the National Grand Prize winner for Flowers since 1989. Village is not really big, one or two hours should be enough to tour it. The historic village plunges the visitors into the middle of the Renaissance.
6. Renndølsetra, Norway
Renndølsetra is located in Innerdalen valley – often spoken of as Norway’s most beautiful valley. 3. km by foot from parking lot you arrive at traditional mountain farm. There was production of sour cream, butter and cheese until 1988. In the summer there are still cows, butter and sour cream is sold to visitors.
7. Grindelwald, Switzerland
Picture a dream mountain resort and it would look a lot like Grindelwald in the Bernese Alps. Grindelwald’s Alpine pastures are achingly idyllic and cable-cars make it easy to hit the trails for scenic mountain lookouts, the Grindelwald Glacier and lakes. When decked with snow, this landscape has been a filming location for Star Wars and James Bond movies, and serves up dozens of kilometres of ski trails and sledging runs in winter.
8. Positano, Italy
The Amalfi Coast’s most famous and legendary hillside village, the picturesque and romantic. The sight of the beige, pink, yellow and terra-cotta houses cascading down the side of the coast to crystal blue Mediterranean waters is famous across the world. Like stepping into a dream, Positano is the perfect place to live out your Italian fantasy. With winding characterful streets, incredible restaurants and breath-taking views, there’s so much to do; you’re sure to have a trip of a lifetime.