Your travel fantasies might usually consist of stepping foot in the world's most beautiful waterfall, taking a selfie in the Eiffel Tower, or staying at a luxury jungle resort in Asia. But why not also try visiting some of the most charming villages in the world?
They may be off-beaten and can take quite a strenuous journey before you arrive, but these villages are well worth the effort. You won't find the usual noisy crowd, you'll breathe the freshest air ever, and the sceneries and sights are beyond your wildest imagination. Here are some of the most beautiful villages in the world.
Hallstatt Village, Austria. This village looks like the perfect photo in a postcard. But this quaint Austrian village is more than just its pretty looks. It houses the oldest salt mine in the world, Salzwelten, which can be found above the downtown of Hallstatt. There are a variety of tour options you can take part in too, but if you prefer just walking in its beautiful streets, it's equally satisfying as well.
Riomaggiore Village, Italy. You'll feel a sense of detachment from the urban blitz once you step foot in this beautiful village in Italy. Riomaggiore will make you feel like you don't want to go back to where you come from, with its crystal blue waters, colorful cliff-side buildings, and one some of the best sunsets you will ever see in your life.
Giethoorn Village, Holland. Located in the province of Overijssel in Holland, this water village deserves worldwide recognition. You can just ride a canoe and explore the sceneries within the 55-mile canoe trail and never get tired. It has a unique offering to tourists that can't be replaced, and it's perfectly understandable if you want to purchase a small farmhouse here and live in it for the rest of your life.
Gásadalur Village, Denmark. If you crave total tranquility and scenic views, then Gasadalur Village is the perfect place for you. The population of this village is just 18, mostly because of its isolation to the rest of Denmark. Now, the place is made more accessible with the recently installed automobile access tunnel, but it still poses a danger of being a ghost town in time. Before it disappears completely, make sure to schedule a visit.