The most beautiful lakeside towns in Europe. Photo


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You do not need to be the beach to enjoy the stunning water views and sun-drenched beaches.

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Just think: serene water as the sun, the historic village, lost in time, and, often, stunning mountain backgrounds that are not even in the magical Riviera. There are six coastal towns as charming as the people staying in them.

1. Ascona, Switzerland.

This low-lying resort town on the Northern shore of lake Maggiore as the Mediterranean, as well as Switzerland — we’re talking about five-star hotels, tours of the lake by boat Riva and endless Aperol Spritzes, just 30 minutes from the Italian border. Beauty everywhere — from the snow-covered distant Alps to the cobbled streets of the Old town known as Borgo, where you will pass the Church of Pietro e Paolo, a 16th-century buildings and colourful Piazza on the waterfront. It can be difficult to find a menu even in English, but it’s part of the charm: people come here to escape from the crowds of the Riviera, relax in one of the local beaches (public pools) and enjoy the warm summer days.

2. Lake Como, Italy.

No list of European lake cities would not be complete without mention of lake Como, glamorous aristocratic Playground in the Italian region of Lombardy, beloved by the biggest stars of today — Clooney, Madonna, Versace and Richard Branson. Cernobbio is one of the most picturesque villages along the coast is Como, with historical homes lining the beautiful promenade on the lake, and a small but beautiful garden called Il Giardino Della Valle. Just a five minute walk of the Villa d’este, a Palace of the 16th century in the old world, famous for its filled with fountains, gardens and floating swimming pool.

3. Ohrid, Macedonia.

Tired to compete with the crowds (and prices), Italy and France? Focus on the Balkans. Ohrid lake, which crosses the border of Albania and Macedonia, is one of the deepest and oldest lakes of Europe and for centuries was a place for local residents. The city of the same name received the title of UNESCO world heritage site in 1979 for its Byzantine sites, Ottoman architecture and prehistoric plant and animal species in the lake. Visit the Church of SV. Jovan Kaneo, check out the many tiny beaches on the lake, stroll through the shops and bazaars along the main square of the 10th century.

4. Hallstatt, Austria.

The iron age village on the shore of lake Hallstatt, Hallstatt looks straight from the pages of a fairy tale. Tiny village, all the Alpine house of the 16th century and the Church in the Baroque style, down the slope to the water’s edge, where the steep forested hills rise into the clouds. This area is known for the world’s oldest salt mine, as well as scenic walks, which originate in the glaciers of the area, and in autumn — the incredible autumn foliage. Winter is a fantastic time for walks when the city is often covered with a thin snow cover, and the charming Christmas market captures the main square.

5. Talloires, France.

On the shore of the magnificent lake Annecy lake Talloires, like trapped in time village. This may be due to the fact that he remains behind the scenes for all but the French, who spend the summer relaxing on the beaches, swimming, riding a bike and play restaurants, Michelin-starred. Abbaye de Talloires 17th century is the most legendary hotel in the city.

6. Bled, Slovenia.

Based on the looming Julian Alps, cobalt-blue lake itself is calm and mirror-like, with the Church in the form of the spire of the 15th century on the Central island.


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