20 incredibly charming towns in the world

20 cozy and picturesque towns in the world, in which so wants to be amongst the working week. To the most wonderful corners of the world are not highways, and secondary roads. To get to them is not so simple, perhaps that is why they have no tourists, no chain hotels, no clubs. But in places are always comfortable, quiet and picturesque, and the locals are smiling and friendly, though often Wake up at dawn and go to sleep long before midnight. Skyscanner! has selected 20 of the charming towns in the world, even from the photos that exudes peace and comfort.

 

Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The fishing port with colorful houses, pubs with evening ale, fish stalls and the seafront, dotted with seagulls. Perfect stop for traveling by car on the Isle of Skye with its emerald-green hills, rugged cliffs, amazing blue sea and the endless Scottish sky.

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Albarracín, Spain

A piece of medieval Spain, who had taken refuge on the rocky ledges of the southern Aragon. Behind the fortress wall you are waiting for the narrow alleys and winding streets, ancient stone chapel, a magnificent Cathedral in the mudéjar style and exquisite castle of the IX century.

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Photo: Sergio Morchon

 

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Elegant whitewashed AI — the main postcard view of Greece. And whichever Greek island you were on vacations and to visit Santorini and Oia to see the sunset it is necessary.

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Knaresborough, England

The old town with the ruins of a castle, flowering gardens and parks, the country's oldest pharmacy (1720) and the house carved into the rock. Here is the cave of the legendary witch and seer Mother Shipton, who lived in the XV century and known in England more than Nostradamus.

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Photo: Adam Simmons

 

Freudenberg, Germany

Charming medieval town with its romantic half-timbered houses in the frame of green hills and valleys. Picturesque scenery and a wonderfully mild climate in these areas are ideal for Hiking and Cycling, and contemplative recreation.

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Photo: Heribert Pohl

 

Guatape, Colombia

This mountain village is striking riot of colors. Almost every facade of colorful houses in Guatape decorated with funny relief, traditional. Few tourists who visited the Colombian Outback, I assert that there is a wonderful place for kayaking, fishing, mountain Biking or just a romantic weekend.

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Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway

To get to this fishing village with three hundred people is not easy: you will have to overcome a long way and agree to stay in small cottages. But the local bays and fjords, an exciting Norwegian sky and the Northern lights are worth it.

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Photo: mariusz kluzniak

 

Chefchaouen, Morocco

One of the most picturesque towns of Morocco, famous for the affection of the people to the shades of (not grey, no) blue. In addition to colors Chefchaouen boasts an extraordinary architecture and numerous festivals and holidays.

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Perast, Montenegro

Once this secluded town deep in the Boka Kotorska Bay was chosen by the Venetian nobility, decorated Perast beautiful Baroque mansions. The charm the city has retained to this day. Beautiful views of the sea and mountains, elegant shops and souvenir shops, cozy restaurants with terraces — everything here disposes to unhurried rest.

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Photo: VinceTraveller

 

Bergamo, Italy

A city of two parts — a modern vintage top and bottom on a high hill, with breathtaking views of the surrounding area of Bergamo. The old city surrounded by massive walls, which are covered with cobbled pedestrian streets, a small square with cafes, souvenir shops and bakeries.

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Photo: Alex

 

Delft, The Netherlands

Quiet town with neat courtyards and bike paths. Not without constant attribute Dutch — river channels with clusters of flowers along the banks. The soft beauty of Delft emphasize the spires of the Gothic buildings, ancient churches and magnificent town hall on Market square.

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A picturesque city nestled on the banks of the river Neretva. The Mostar — the Oriental flavor: a bustling market with sweets, hookahs and bright rugs, colorful mosques. A few years ago was restored the Old bridge, landmark and main attraction of Mostar, which connects both parts of it.

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Photo: Pietro Columba

 

Eguisheim, France

Half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, flower beds on every corner, this tiny French commune is remarkably similar to a doll town. But behind the elegant facade lies the delicious filling: in the cellars of Eguisheim Alsace wines ripen superior through this town passes glavnyiy region route.

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Photo: missusdoubleyou

 

Hvar, Croatia

Hvar is the largest city of the eponymous idyllic Islands, where in the air the scent of pine and lavender, and the sun shines almost all year round. The best view of the countryside opens up with Cathedral of St. Stephen, on the ground floor which exhibited a good collection of old paintings.

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Telč, Czech Republic

A city-Museum with a historic center surrounded by a canal, making Telč called "Moravian Venice". Pride of Telc is its main square with old mansions and the Church of the Holy spirit, which offers a great view of the surroundings. And, of course, the historic centre, the castle, around which once the city has grown.

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Photo: CeBepuH

 

 

Brienz, Switzerland

A small village on the banks of the lake surrounded by Alpine hills. Brienz is famous for its centuries-old traditions of wood carving, so almost every house on its streets decorated with intricate wooden sculptures.

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Obidos, Portugal

Within the fortified walls of Óbidos cluster of small white houses with tiled roofs and flower-filled streets are full of signs souvenir shops and cafes. Here you cannot leave without having tasted a good local treat: cherry tincture "zhinyu" in chocolate cups.

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Sighnaghi, Georgia

Little Sighnaghi — a kind of "Potemkin village" of Georgia. Cobblestone streets, colorful facades of the houses with carved wooden balconies and funny sculptures give this cozy Kakhetian town of almost European charm.

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Photo: opalpeterliu

 

 

Bled, Slovenia

A resort town with clean air, a fairytale castle on the cliff and the beautiful lake in the middle of which, on a small island, surrounded by a wonderful Church. To get to the island is on colorful boats — Slovenian counterparts of Venetian gondolas.

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The Sisimiut, Greenland

Miniature Greenlandic town 75 km from the Arctic circle. Cozy it can be called probably only a couple of days in a year, during the rapid Arctic summer. However, there are always those willing to escape for a while from people on the "edge of the earth" with little LEGO houses.

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Photo: Greenland Travel published

 

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