If you’re tired of hearing about the same old tourist attractions like the Eiffel tower, the Colosseum or the Statue of Liberty, prepare to be amazed. The following list is a compilation of some of the least known, underrated, yet unbelievably beautiful places on Earth.
Ristorante Grotta Palazzese, Italy
When visiting Italy don’t forget to check out the caves of Polignano a Mare beach. You’ll find an amazing restaurant there and with a view like that, I’d probably be glad to eat pebbles and seaweed just to stay there for a few minutes longer.
The Alcazar of Segovia, Spain
Everyone loves castles, especially if in winter they look like this. Even from the distance you can tell it sits in the most strategically advantageous spot and has been in quite a few medieval battles, yet it still stands. Or should I say “floats”? If you look at it from up close, you can see it’s shaped like a ship. Neat!
It’s a freaking hotel on the side of a freaking mountain. How cool is that? Okay, there’s no TV, internet or wi-fi, so pack your books and get ready for some adventuring, because the trails near Aescher will lead you to surprisingly gorgeous spots.
Þingvallavatn Lake, Iceland
This unpronounceable Icelandic lake formed on the junction point of 2 tectonic plates. If you’re lucky and an experienced diver, you can actually swim between those plates. Definitely one of the best lakes Mother Nature’s ever created.
Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece
Ancient Greeks believed that the Melissani cave was a home of nymphs – dieties of unspoken beauty, who lured men into the cave and drowned them. Cool, huh? But those are only legends and the cave is incredibly beautiful when it’s illuminated under a high sun.
Chichilianne, Rhone Alpes, France
I’m not saying Game of Thrones actually happened but when I look at the 7,000 foot tall Mont Aiguille, hovering over the town, all I can think of is “winter is coming”. The white walkers are coming! The white walkers are coming!
Bagan is a really creepy/stunning (depending on what you like) ancient city hidden deep inside Burma. It used to have over 9,000 Buddhist temples, over 2000 of which are still intact and probably haunted.