Who doesn't love breathtaking views? One of the most beautiful things about traveling is stumbling upon the most magnificent and unique sights! There are so many beautiful viewpoints in Europe and in this article, you will find the best destinations for beautiful views.
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Blue domes, white houses and panoramic views over the sea. Santorini is the dream destination for those who love amazing viewpoints. Especially in Oia, everywhere you look, you'll be amazed by the wonderful spots! However, even though Oia is the most famous part of Santorini, there are other towns on the island with wonderful views as well. For example, you could go to Fira, where you'll also stumble upon the prettiest places.
Santorini is a Greek island that's part of the Cyclades. Since the island is very unique and there are lots of beautiful hotels, it's a very popular destination. Therefore, I'd highly recommend visiting Santorini in May, June or September. These months are less busy, but the weather is still great.
Santorini is one of the places in the world where you can just walk around without doing anything special, and still have the most amazing time! Just admiring the wonderful picterque places is a whole unique experience. However, there are also many great things to do in Santorini.
You can get to Santorini by plane, but you can also go here by ferry from Athens and several other places in Greece. I'd highy recommend visiting other islands in Greece as well, since island hopping in this country is an amazing experience! For example, consider going to Paros or Milos as well!
Viewpoints in Santorini
Now, I'll show you which wonderful views you can expect in Santorini.
Santorini is most famous because of its blue domes. Especially in Oia, there are so many places from which you can get a beautiful view of the domes. What's so special about these viewspoints is that you won't only see the domes, but also the sea and other pretty houses.
The panoramic view over the sea with the other islands make the viewpoints in Santorini very dreamy.
Furthermore, Santorini is also famous for the beautiful white houses. The houses are located on the hills. Therefore, you can have an amazing overview over them, which is very special. Hundreds of years ago, there were many pirates and that's the reason why the houses are located on the hills.
One of the most famous places to watch the sunset on the island is at Oia Castle. This is also a place where you can have a panoramic view over Oia.
Not a huge fan of the white houses and the blue domes? Santorini has more to offer! For example, you could go to Ammoudi Bay and admire the blue water and amazing landscape.
2. Cinque Terre
Even though Italy is most famous for cities such as Rome, Venice and Milan, Cinque Terre should definitely be on your bucket list! Cinque Terre consists of five towns and all these towns have the most beautiful viewpoints. You'll be surprised by the colourful houses and the blue water. There's really no place in the world like Cinque Terre! Furthermore, it's also a great destination for those who love pizza, pasta and ice creams!
Cinque Terre is very close to Pisa. Therefore, you can go to in Pisa and then travel to Cinque Terre. You can travel from Pisa to La Spezia by train and then go to the villages of Cinque Terre from La Spezia. Every village has a train station, which is very convenient.
Besides traveling by train, you can also hike between the villages! It's a very popular activity in Cinque Terre. To do this, you need a Cinque Terre Card. Also, there are checks if your shoes are good enough to do the hike, so make sure that you have sufficient shoes for a hike! A huge advantage of hiking between the villages is that you will stroll by beautiful viewpoints.
Viewpoints in Cinque Terre
There are many great viewpoints and Cinque Terre is really one of the best destinations for beautiful views. One of the prettiest viewpoints in Cinque Terre is this one. The village you see is Vernazza. It's such a pretty spot because of the colourful houses and the blue water.
This spot is located on the hiking route from Vernazza to Monterosso, but you don't have to do the hiking route to get to this viewpoint! I traveled between the villages by train, but I still went to this viewpoint. However, you do need the Cinque Terre Card if you want to go to this viewpoint. There is a card for both the hiking route and the train, so if you buy that one you also have access to the train. Also, if you are going to travel a lot between the villages, this card is more affordable than single tickets.
Cinque Terre also has some amazing restaurants with beautiful views. For example, this is a very popular place for lunch in Manarola. The name of this place is Nessun Dorma and it's famous for the delicious bruschetta! The views from here are really amazing, but so are the views from many other spots in Manarola.
Athens is the capital city of Greece and it has a lot to offer. The city has a rich history, amazing museums and great restaurants. Besides that, there are also wonderful viewpoints and it belongs to the best destinations for beautiful views!
Viewpoints in Athens
There are many places in Athens from where you can get an amazing view.
One of the most famous sights in Athens is the Acropolis. If you're going here, you will see beautiful ancient buildings. The Acropolis is mostly famous for the Parthenon. However, besides the beautiful historic buidlings, you will also see amazing views from the Acropolis! You actually get a panoramic view over the city and it looks really stunning.
Another great viewpoint is at the Lycabettus Hill. You can climb this hill, but you can also use the cable car! Once you reach the top, you will have the most magnificent views over the beautiful city. Furthermore, there are also some places where you can have something to eat and drink located on top of the hill. Therefore, it's a very relaxing place to be! Even on hot summer days it's very relaxing, because there are fans in the restaurants.
Monaco is one of the smallest countries in the world and if you go here, you will be very impressed by all the magnificent views! In Monaco, the water is very blue and there are many hight modern buildings. This is such as unique combination!
Even though Monaco is another country, it's surrounded by France. Therefore, you can easily go to Monaco by train from cities in the French Riviera such as Nice.
Viewpoints in Monaco
One of the most famous and popular viewpoints is over Port de Fontvieille. It's always very beautiful here, but I'd advice going here around noon, because then the water looks bluest. However, it's also a very magical place during sunset!
The views in Monaco are also breathtaking when it's dark outside! Definitely one of the best destinations for beautiful views!
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in France and if you love the Eiffel Tower, then there are so many viewpoints in this city that you will love! Besides all the viewpoints, there are lots of other amazing things to do and to see in the city. For example, you can go to several neighborhoods, eat a French baguette or see the Sacré-Coeur.
Viewpoints in Paris
There are many beautiful places in Paris from where you can see the Eiffel Tower.
The most famous and probably also the best place where you can see the Eiffel Tower is at Trocadéro! You can just go to the metro station that's also called Trocadéro. I would advice going here just before sunrise, because the sunrises here are very magical and it's less crowded early in the morning! However, since there are so many viewpoints here, it's really one of the best destinations for beautiful views!
Another one of the best destinations for beautiful views is Mykonos. Mykonos is a Greek island that mostly famous for the amazing nightlife. Many people go here to see the best DJ's in the world. However, Mykonos has so much more to offer! The views here are truly amazing.
Views in Mykonos
One of the most popular places to have a view over Mykonos is at 180 Degrees Sunset Bar. You can find many photos of this place on Instagram. However, there are many other places from where you can have a great view over Mykonos Town, such as this place. This spot is located very close to 180 Degrees Sunset Bar.
7. Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast is in Italy and there are many amazing places here from where you can have gorgeous views! It's very close to Naples and in this area you can really experience the Italian life. Furthermore, you will find here lots of restaurants with pizza, pasta and more typical Italian dishes.
Viewpoints in Amalfi Coast
One of the most beautiful places in the Amalfi Coast is Positano. This village looks very beautiful and there is also a beach where you can relax.
Sorrento is also located very close the the Amalfi Coast. It's an amazing place to stay if you want to visit towns like Positano, because there are buses that will get you there. Besides being a convenient place to stay, Sorrento also has some great viewpoints, such as this one!
8. French Riviera
The French Riviera also places with gorgeous views. Furthermore, this is also a great area to be. There are beautiful beaches, amazing shops and there's wonderful nature.
You can go to Nice and from there you can travel through the French Riviera by public transport. The public transport in France is very convenient, so that's great!
Viewpoints in the French Riviera
Menton is one of the most beautiful towns in the French Riviera. There are colourful houses and the water is very blue. Since there are rocks where you can go to located in front of the town, you can have an amazing view of Menton!
Villefranche-sur-Mer located very close to Menton and you can also go here by train. This is a little village with beautiful views. There is also a beach where you can go to and it's just a lovely place to walk around a bit. The French Riviera is definitely one of the best destinations for beautiful views!
There are so many beautiful places in Europe and I hope you got inspiration from this article about best destinations for beautiful views!
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