July 27, 2023
11 offbeat villages that were known for their beautiful and fairytale-like charm as of 2021. Keep in mind that their popularity might have increased since then. Here are the villages
Often referred to as the "Venice of the North," Giethoorn is famous for its picturesque canals, wooden bridges, and thatched-roof cottages.
Nestled by the Hallstätter See (Lake Hallstatt) and surrounded by towering mountains, this village offers stunning Alpine beauty.
Located in the Cotswolds, Bibury is renowned for its traditional stone cottages, beautiful gardens, and the charming River Coln.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, this Japanese village is known for its historic Gassho-style farmhouses with steep thatched roofs.
Although more of a small town, Colmar enchants visitors with its colorful half-timbered houses and canals lined with flowers.
Situated on the Lofoten Islands, Reine boasts breathtaking scenery with its red-and-white fisherman's cabins, surrounded by dramatic mountains.
With its fairytale-like island church sitting in the middle of Lake Bled and a medieval castle perched on a cliff, Bled offers a dreamy setting.
Known for its white-washed buildings and stunning sunsets over the Aegean Sea, Oia is a truly magical village.
Famous for its namesake cheese, Gruyères also charms visitors with its medieval architecture and scenic landscapes.
Tucked in the Swiss Alps, this car-free village offers jaw-dropping views of the surrounding peaks and lush valleys.
One of the five villages of the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore captivates with its colorful houses perched on cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea.