Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit | Unique List

Which small towns in Europe are worth visiting? If you're following us for a longer time now, you've probably noticed that nature and outdoor activities are kind of our thing! However, while exploring beautiful landscapes in all these countries, we also stumbled upon some cute little towns. Now, we listed them here with hope you'll have the chance to visit at least some of them! 

Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit

1# Marsaxlokk, Malta

Marsaxlokk is a beautiful small fishing town in the South of Europe - Malta. There are many fish restaurants along the seashore, trying to catch your attention. Speaking of attention, the biggest eye-catchers are these colourful boats parked in the bay. Go and visit Marsaxlokk to enjoy some calm hours in Malta

Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Marsaxlokk, Malta
Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Marsaxlokk, Malta

2# Gjogv, Faroe Islands

When exploring North Europe, don't miss out the extraordinary Faroe Islands. There is a cute little town which goes by the name Gjogv. Those colourful houses in the middle of nowhere make your visit worth it!

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Gjogv, Faroe Islands
Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Gjogv, Faroe Islands

3# Mtskheta, Georgia

If you're the one counting Georgia to Europe, then Mtskheta definitely belongs onto this list! It's a half an hour drive from Tbilisi, and is one of the oldest towns in the country. Makes sure to check out all the souvenirs stands here, as the shopping in Mtskheta is one of the best in Georgia!

Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Mtskheta, Georgia
Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Mtskheta, Georgia

4# Vernazza, Italy

Have you heard of Cinque Terre in Italy? There is a scenic hike between 5 towns at the coastline of West Italy. One of the towns which can be visited on this hike is called Vernazza. It's a picturesque place with cafes and restaurants and with beautiful views on the cliffs. Go for it!

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Vernazza, Italy
Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Vernazza, Italy

5# Reine, Norway

Surrounded by picturesque mountains, Reine with its red wooden houses located at the seaside has it all to leave one impressed. Once in Reine, go for hiking, kayaking, boating and fishing. If you like a combination of nature and small towns, then the Lofoten islands in Norway will make your heart beat faster. Here is a great travel itinerary for your 7-day stay.

Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Reine, Norway
Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Reine, Norway

6# Meersburg, Germany

Meersburg is located at the world-famous Constance lake. Despite its crowdedness, it makes it a great day-trip. The Meersburg castle with its majesticity is certainly the center of attention and is picture-perfect!

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Meersburg, Germany
Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Meersburg, Germany

7# Piran, Slovenia

At the Slovenian coast, there is a cute town called Piran. It's one of prettiest towns in our home country - Slovenia. The architecture of the buildings is promising and reminds a bit of the Venetian Gothic style. Stroll down the narrow streets, have an ice-cream and wait for the nice sunset at the seashore. 

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Piran, Slovenia
Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Piran, Slovenia

8# Saint-Malo, France

The region Bretagne has a a true gem - Saint-Malo. The most famous part in this town is the island Mont Saint-Michel with a church on it. I really liked the vibe in this town - the small cute streets and the nice beach. You should explore it!

Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - St. Malo, France
Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - St. Malo, France

9# Sitges, Spain

One hour from Barcelona, another Mediterranean town is waiting for you - Sitges. A long promenade along the coastline, fish restaurants, palm trees, cliffs and turquoise sea water pretty much describe this lovely town. 

Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Sitges, Spain
Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Sitges, Spain

10# Porvoo, Finland

There is a pretty little town, just 45-minute drive out of Helsinki. With its red wooden houses along the sea it is the second oldest town in Finland, just after Turku. Make sure to include it in your travel itinerary!

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Porvoo, Finland
Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Porvoo, Finland

11# Stein am Rhein, Switzerland

Stein am Rhein is a historical town at the Constance lake and well-known among locals. It's old town is located at the border with Germany, so when you take a boat trip from Stein am Rhein, you can basically enter Germany by boat. How cool is that?!

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Stein am Rhein
Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Stein am Rhein

12# Jurmala, Latvia

Jurmala is a famous seashore town in Latvia with charming wooden architecture. The town is 10 km out of Riga, the capital city, and can be easily accessed by train. The town has a long beach, where many locals meet at the weekend to chill out. 

Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Jurmala, Latvia
Small Towns in Europe You Must Visit - Jurmala, Latvia

13# Arucas, Gran Canaria, Spain

With its 37,300 inhabitans, Arucas is the forth biggest town on the Gran Canaria island and a place we really really liked. The most important historical sight in the town is the church called San Juan Bautista. It's majestic and a huge eye-catcher.

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Arucas, Gran Canaria
Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Arucas, Gran Canaria

14# Kinsale, Ireland

One of the small towns in Europe you should visit is Kinsale. It is one of those cute little towns Ireland is famous for. Narrow streets, colourful houses, cute shops, many cafes and restaurants, located at the waterfront. Just lovely! Check out this blog post.

Budget accommodation: Zunera Lodge

Luxury accommodation: Perryville House

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Kinsale, Ireland
Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Kinsale, Ireland

15# Kranj, Slovenia

Our lovely home town belongs on this list too! Okay, it's not as famous as Lake Bled or Ljubljana, but that doesn't mean it's less worth your time. What we like about Kranj is the impressive historical centre, the little colourful houses, narrow streets, local shops AND - it is surrounded by lots of nature (check out the blog post here)! It's actually a great basis if you want to hike the surrounding hills, visit the lakes Bled and Bohinj, explore the capital city Ljubljana etc. Check out the accommodation here:

 

Budget accommodation: Hotel Creina or Layer's Art Residences

Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Kranj, Slovenia
Small Towns in Europe You Should Visit - Kranj, Slovenia

16# Nordeste, Sao Miguel Island, Azores

With only 4900 inhabitants, Nordeste is a really small town in the Azores. We found the town very impressive with all the white houses, decorated with lots of flowers, romantic bridges etc. wonderful town worth to stop by.


There is no doubt that there are many more must-see towns in Europe that belong onto this list. Most certainly we will add some places to this blog post after next travels. Now go and explore the ones above! :)


Have you visited one of these small towns in Europe? Which one did you like specifically? Any other recommendations you have? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Albanian Cities (Wednesday, 16 October 2019 15:40)

    Another small town in Europe is Kruja in Albania. The old baazar of Kruja will really leave you speechless. It is small but it holds so much culture. The people are great, they are friendly and all of them carry a little piece of history which can’t wait to share.