beautiful places in Europe

17 most beautiful places in Europe where you should visit at least once in your life

Europe is a beautiful continent to explore. It’s got access to both the ocean and the seaside, beautiful beaches, amazing forests, and offers an enriched history. You can learn so much from traveling to Europe! 

Not only will you make new friends, but you’ll also discover new cultures and taste new foods, all while exploring the uniqueness of each European country you’ll visit. Here are your top 17 most beautiful places to visit in Europe. 

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

This building is a must-see if you’re traveling to Barcelona. If you’re not traveling to Barcelona, change your itinerary and add this to your list. The church dates back to the 19th century and has still not been completely renovated. The place is incredibly beautiful. Its architecture is outstanding. 

Mount Edna is also known as Mount Etna
Mount Edna is also known as Mount Etna

Mount Edna, Sicily, Italy

Mount Edna is the most active volcano in Europe and research says the oldest recorded one in the world. A trip to Sicily, Italy becomes a must then. You could take a group morning trip or climb it on your own. In any case, completely worth it. 

Valle delle Ferriere, Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Valle delle Ferriere is an incredible hike for anyone, as it is rated not difficult. However, nature is amazing, and the restaurants stand out. The waterfalls are incredible, they transport you back in time. 

Athens is surely one of the most beautiful places in Europe
Athens is surely one of the most beautiful places in Europe

Athens, Greece

You cannot leave Europe without visiting Athens. The architecture is one of a kind, the past speaks to you through this city. The energy of the place is laidback and mysterious, while the relics of the gone era will delight you. You could also take a boat tour down the coastline if you’re looking for something fun to do.

Valencia, Spain

This is the city of ‘orange trees’, an incredible place to visit. In Valencia, you’re never bored. This city’s exposed to both the seaside and the mountains, so it’s the perfect destination for a perfect trip. Dan McCartney, writer at and digital nomad, recommends, “Don’t forget to try the paella!”

Let’s explore the Benidorm island

Benidorm, Spain

Another great city in Spain, Benidorm is your go-to if you love the sun and having fun! The beaches are absolutely incredible, and the olives grow literally everywhere. The panoramic views are one of a kind. Don’t miss it!

Canary Islands

While these islands lie close to Africa, they’re considered Spanish territory. Check them out if you love volcanos, sand dunes, welcoming forests, and cool adventures! Trust me, you won’t get bored here.

The area around Mouse Island, Corfu, is a must!

Corfu, Greece

As I said, your trip is not complete without having visited Greece. Athens is amazing, yet Corfu is another important place to visit. Here, you can visit numerous temples, fortresses, and ancient streets, as well as explore the outstanding Greek cuisine!

Ferragudo, Portugal

Portugal is a country full of opportunities, especially if you’re into safari and nature. The wildlife you can see here is absolutely stunning. Taking a boat tour down the sea, snorkeling, and having a great time sailing are just some of the best activities you could pursue.

boat trips in Ibiza
For party-lovers and sea-lovers, Ibiza is one of the most beautiful places in Europe

Ibiza, Spain

Did you know that Ibiza is the Spanish for ‘party till you drop?’ This island is your go-to if you’re down to party hard for three days in a row! Since Ibiza’s got 100 miles of coastline or more, taking a boat tour should be one of your priorities. 

La Palma, Spain

This paradise land is a must-see as it features a volcano and offers many interesting hikes. Check out Caldera de Taburiente National Park or Los Tilos. 

Lisbon is one of the friendliest capital cities in Europe

Lisbon, Portugal

If you’re not a huge fan of popular capitals, this is your go-to. Lisbon has active nightlife and awesome markets, as well as cool museums and plenty of green spaces. Worth seeing.

Mallorca, Spain

Another amazing island to explore, Mallorca is a popular spring break destination. If, however, you’re trying to bring kids with you, there is also plenty of space for younger crowds as well. Check out the themed train between Palma and Soller!

Enjoy the stunning coastline of Tenerife

Tenerife, Spain

This is a great place to learn a bit of ancient history. If you’re visiting Tenerife in February, you’ll be amazed at the carnival that goes on during that time. Check out Mount Teide and Los Gigantes.

Porto, Portugal

If you’re looking to visit an old, antique city, this is your go-to. This town was built in the 14th century; you must visit Sao Francisco church and check out the port wine cellars.

Rhodes at Easter
Rhodes is surely worth a visit too

Rhodes, Greece

This popular city in Greece hosts small, cute villages and amazing views. The beaches, the bars, and the ancient sites will all attract you to this city. Check it out!

Santorini, Greece

This island is your go-to if you’re an artist, or if you simply love art. The white buildings in Santorini will amaze you, while the black-sand beaches will tempt you to return. Santorini is an absolute must-see. 

Wrapping up the 17 most beautiful places in Europe

Check out these amazing places! They’re all extremely cool and interesting. They’re rich in history and stories; and soon, they can become your story.

Justin  is a travel writer for, blogger from Leicester, UK. He likes to discuss travels and share his own ideas with readers on different blogs and forums. Currently, he is working as an editor at the college paper writing services.

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