When planning a vacation trip, most travelers fancy putting Europe on the list and no wonder, as the continent has everything on the menu, from sandy beaches in the Mediterranean, breathtaking scenery and landscapes in the Alps and historical and cultural sites scattered all across Europe. Europe also tops the charts with being home to more than 400 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, for those keen on indulging and tapping into the culture and history of the destinations they visit. So, we are well aware by now that Europe host a high number of “must see” places, but in reality some of those “must see” places are a bit overhyped, whiles some don’t get nearly as much attention, as they should and without further ado here are some of the most overrated and underappreciated destinations in Europe.
Paris, France – Overrated
Paris is widely renowned as the most romantic city in the world, with a hefty amount of class, culture and history behind it. So I’m sure that has you wondering why this city is overrated with such prestige backing up its name. Well Paris tends to get flooded with tourist, especially during peak season, resulting in visitors wasting their time spending in line. The summer months in Paris can also be excruciating, as the city is overpopulated and there is not enough greeneries to counter the hot sun and heavy humidity.
Amsterdam, Netherlands – Overrated
Amsterdam is one of the most unique cities in the whole of Europe, having diverse culture, mix of architecture and being considered as the ultimate urban metropolis. For that reason alone Amsterdam tends to attract a certain type of visitors, who preferably spend their time in the Red Light District and the progressive cafes, giving the city a somewhat unappealing reputation, adding to the unpredictable weather and long lines at every major attraction in the city.
Ljubljana, Slovenia – Underrated
Ljubljana is the capital of Slovenia, it recent years it earned the prestige of being Europe’s greenest city and today many see Ljubljana as the prettiest Eastern European capital to travel to. Ljubljana has a rich culture and tradition, featuring some of the most beautiful architecture and is also a home to a number of medieval ruins for visitors to explore. Ljubljana is a heavily overlooked European metropolis, with traffic in the center of the city restricted, making it even more pleasant for tourists to get around and enjoy the city and everything it has to offer.
Tallinn, Estonia – Underrated
Estonia is a tremendously overlooked European destinations and its capital Tallinn is one of Europe’s best kept secrets. Tallinn is a fairly unknown destination for most people due to poor marketing, but on the upside, Estonia along with Latvia and Lithuania recently started remerging in the tourist circles again. The architecture in the city is diverse, with the old traditional buildings pleasantly blending in with the modern skyscrapers, the city is also located on the Baltic coast, being home to a number of beaches, making the city a wonderful year around destination for tourists to visit.