Calm and very beautiful city.
These quiet places are the best choice for the introvert. If you like silence and solitude, you are unlikely to choose a metropolis, going on vacation. Especially when in the world there are such places where nature and people’s lives seem to be a continuation of each other, where the city itself seemed to be imprinted in the majestic scenery and is perceived as part of it. They are so harmonious that I want right now is to exchange our frantic pace of life in the serenity of one of them.
1. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany
Garmisch-Partenkirchen — a charming town on the highest mountain in Germany the Zugspitze. Located at an altitude of 3,000 meters, once he represented two settlements, one of which was founded by the Romans, and the other — the Teutons. They were United only in 1936 on the eve of the winter Olympic games.
2. Settlement in the Himalayas, Tibet
This is one of those lost in the Himalayas villages that were built to serve the needs of the numerous monasteries. You can get there only on foot or on horseback.
3. Reine, Norway
Reine is a fishing village on the picturesque Arctic Peninsula Moskenes. It is home to only 329 people, but this place is rightly recognized as the most beautiful village in Norway.
4. Gasadalur, Faroe Islands
A mysterious chain of the Faroes to the North of Scotland is hardly known to a wide circle of tourists. For many years the Islands with their cliffs remained remote. For example, to the village Gasadalur is only one staircase, built during the British occupation of the Islands during the Second world war. 18 lucky people living there now safely sheltered from all adversity two mountains with a height of 2300 feet.
5. Colmar, France
Colmar is one of the most beautiful villages of Alsace. Old streets and pavements, houses in the style of half-timbered houses, ancient stone buildings — all this creates a lasting impression. In addition, Colmar is the capital of Alsace wines it is no wonder this is the beginning of Route du Vin Wine road.
6. Camden, Maine, USA
Inhabited by Indians, Camden was colonized by the British in the 70-ies of the XVIII century. During the civil war he served as a sort of “point of negotiations” Americans. Now in this clean and cozy town inhabited by 5,000 residents, and in summer the ratio of tourists to the indigenous population of the city is 2 to 1.
7. Bled, Slovenia
Nestled picturesque mountains, bled was first mentioned in 1004. He seemed so handsome to the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, which was presented as the greatest rewards to the Bishop of Brixen. Church in bled is located on an island in the lake. The city itself with a population of 5,000 people is now one of the most beautiful Slovenian resorts.
8. Manarola, Italy
Manarola — small fishing town in Liguria, in Northern Italy. Rainbow colored houses perched on the cliff overhanging the wild coastline of the Ligurian sea. City Church dates back to the year 1338, making Manarola one of the oldest cities in the region.
9. Bibury, UK
Bibury is often called the most beautiful city in England, and not in vain. It was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and the town seemed frozen in time. Most of the houses look the same as hundreds of years ago, and the river still carries its gray water along the shady streets of Bibury.
10. Annecy, France
Annecy is probably even more picturesque than the French Alps surrounding it. Built around a castle of the XIV century, the city is divided by small canals and streams that flow into the beautiful blue lake Annecy.
11. Goreme, Turkey (Underground city)
Now göreme is the open air Museum. From the VI to the IX century Goreme was one of the largest Christian centers and in its vicinity there were more than 400 churches. St. Paul found göreme the most suitable place for the education of the righteous.
12. Tenbi, Wales
With the Welsh name of the city translates roughly as “little fortress of fish”. This naturally protected the town with access to the Irish sea and Atlantic ocean was laid in 900 ad. After the Norman conquest of England, the town was fortified with a massive wall to prevent the Welsh uprising. Today he is more known for its beauty than protective structures.
13. Leavenworth, Washington, USA
This American town looks like it was transported here straight from Central Europe. It’s modeled after the Bavarian village — this is mainly done to attract tourists.
14. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
Vestmannaeyjar — a small archipelago South of Iceland with a population of about 4,000 people. The exact date of the discovery Islands is unknown, but it is assumed that the archipelago was discovered by Irish sailors and Vikings at the same time with Iceland. The island is also known for the fact that in 1627 were captured by the Ottoman fleet and the Barbary pirates who hijacked people into slavery.
15. Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown is located in the southwestern part of new Zealand’s South island. Located on the shore of the Bay Queenstown small glacial lakes Wakatipu. The city is surrounded by picturesque mountains. In the 60-ies of the XIX century, gold was found, and the city experienced a real gold rush.
16. Hidden mountain village — Jiuzhaigou, China
Not much is known about these villages scattered throughout China, and once served as a stronghold for the military. Now it can be reached only on horseback and get there a unique representation of the culture of classical China.
17. Shirakawa-go, Japan
Shirakawa-go a small traditional village, famous for its peaked roofs, adapted to withstand heavy snowfall. Thick, mysterious forests and hills surrounding the village, made inaccessible terrain for life — except the one small plain, where located Shirakawa-go.
18. Pucon, Chile
Far beyond his country Pucon is known as the capital of adventure tourism of Chile. Its popularity around the world travel to this small town has acquired through the lake, volcano and a wide variety of outdoor activities that you can imagine.
19. Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Morro de são Paulo is one of the quietest island cities in the world. The only way to the island — by boat or small engine planes that regularly go from El Salvador. On the island is prohibited vehicles. The only way to travel there great distances is a tractor, which carries passengers to the beach, hotels or airport.
20. Amediya, Kurdistan
Amediya — small colorful village located on top of a hill in the Iraqi province of Dahuk. In length Amediya is 1000 metres and a maximum width — 500 meters, while being 1400 meters above sea level. According to legends, the area surrounding the village lived the Persian Magi and the priests, who were famous for the art of witchcraft. It was here that, according to some researchers, went to Bethlehem biblical three wise men to worship and presenting gifts to the baby Jesus.
21. Byron Bay, Australia
Small Australian resort town of Byron Bay — Paradise, offering stunning panorama of sunrise and sunset. Just need to not be lazy to get up early, and such “victim” will be rewarded. This is the most Eastern point of the continent. Here at the Cape in late summer and early autumn you can watch the game of humpback whales and dolphins.
22. Sicilian, France
The magnificent Aiguilles on Mont 2000 meters dominates the French community Sicilian, where only about 200 people. MES Aiguilles known as “Unattainable mountain” — its slopes are equally steep on all sides. Vertex was not conquered until 1492 and became the first mountain which people decide to climb just out of pure curiosity. It is believed that with the conquest came to light mountaineering.
23. Eze, France
Eze is a medieval village that hangs like an eagle’s nest, on the Peninsula of Saint-Jean-cap-Ferrat. The location on top of a cliff at a height of 427 meters above sea level opens a breathtaking panorama. In the middle stand the narrow stepped streets, low massive doors, rough masonry houses.
24. Ericeira, Portugal
Small Portuguese town of Ericeira, which has a population less than 10 thousand people, located 35 km North-West from the capital of Lisbon. Now it is known for its sandy beaches and is one of the famous centers of surfing in Europe.
25. Pucisca, Croatia
Pucisca — a small village with a jetty on the North coast of the island of brac. Its name originated from the Latin word puteus — well, that meant local sources with Branicki brackish water for livestock. This area is famous for its tradition associated with the stone, and material from local quarries was even used for the construction of the White house in Washington.