Planning a memorable trip to Europe can be overwhelming. With the continent’s powerful mix of landscape and culture, it’s difficult to decide where to begin. That’s why we asked some travel experts to suggest the places they think are a must-see in Europe. Check out our list below.
- Paris: The City of Lights
The unforgettable atmosphere, amazing cuisine, and large art collections are among the many things that make Paris a must-visit in Europe. While the Notre Dame Cathedral is commonly known as the central point of the city, its soul is captured by the River Seine. Here you can find old churches, majestic museums, and regal architecture.
This city is also a great place for fashion. Here you can shop the largest designers on the Champs Elysees or visit the boutiques in Le Marais. For the romantic in heart, you can immerse yourself to the beauty of the city atop the Eiffel Tower.
- Athens, Greece
Athens is a great city in Greece where you can learn some history and architecture. Here you can visit the ancient ruins which can date back from 3,000 BC. The Acropolis is a great sight to behold with its smooth marble monuments shining as the sun rises over them.
The ancient city also offers some nice beaches to unwind. If you want to shop with the locals, visit many of its traditional Greek markets. This place experiences a warm weather for the whole year so it’s best to visit it during spring and autumn when the temperature is gentler.
- London, England
No other European city offers more free world-class attraction than London. The British Museum houses enough valuables to satisfy the curiosity of history seekers. The Tate Modern offers amazing views from its terrace and constantly changing art collections.
To get more feeling of the city life, you can spend your free time in the open spaces, like the Hampstead Heath and the South Bank. Stretch out your budget and eat on the popular street-food markets.
- Madrid, Spain
Madrid is a great place to visit for travelers who love painting and architecture. It’s also a good place to look for an easy good time. Here you can listen to the beautiful melodies of the Spanish guitar and the boisterous laughter of people drinking Sangria wine.
The best time to visit Madrid is in spring or fall. During these two seasons, the temperature is gentle and it makes everything come alive. If you want to save on hotel costs, visit during winter.
- The Albanian Coast
If you can’t afford to go to Capri or Cote d’Azur, you can still enjoy the Mediterranean sun and sand in the Albanian Coast. Albania is one of the most affordable countries in this continent and you can find some remote beaches away from hordes of tourists.
Ksamil Beach, near Saranda, is one of the best beaches in the Albanian Coast. Here you can buy some cheap seafood and enjoy the warm seas. You can reach this destination by bus and train.
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