There is no place like Europe in the world. There is so much variety here – breathtaking scenery, fabulous monuments and history on top of history. Plus, there is a kaleidoscope of cultures. The variety is so vast that you can barely decide which country to see and which not. It’s just as overwhelming as going through Frontier FiOS Internet plans. They are so good, you can’t decide what to pick.
To make it easier, these are the top 10 countries in Europe that you must visit once in your lifetime. Add them to your bucket list today:
Switzerland is popular for its cheese, chocolates, delicious cuisine, and wine tasting, of course. The country is mountainous and home to villages, lakes, and the Alps with high peaks. It is also known for its hiking trails and ski resorts. There are so many medieval sites and landmarks to explore in here as well. If that’s something you would like, Switzerland is for you.
When you hear the name Austria, the thing that comes to your mind first is the sound of music because it is the capital of western classical music. Famous composers such as Strauss, Beethoven, Schubert, and Mozart belonged to Austria. The country is also home to medieval palaces and breathtaking modern architecture.
Italy is home to coastal villages, hilltop towns, and a number of ancient wonders. And how can we forget about the delicious food! While most people prefer visiting Venice and Rome, but there are other areas in the country that are lovely as well. They include Cinque Terre, Florence, Tuscany, and Amalfi Coast.
It is the 2nd most populated country in Europe but it is still full of interesting places to explore. Towns and villages such as Cochem, Rothenberg, and Bamberg are a few to name. Germany is also famous for its fests. Oktoberfest is one of their world-famous festivals and it attracts more than 6 million visitors each year. It would be great if you can witness any of these festivities live.
If you have got the love for natural beauty, there is no better place in Europe to see than Norway. Its snowcapped mountains and fjords are loved by everyone. The country is a back packer’s paradise. If you are a hiker, there are abundant hiking options here as well. The only downside is it’s one of the most expensive countries in the world.
Croatia is a land of mesmerizing natural beauty and cultural heritage. It’s a small country located in Central Europe but packed with forests, national parks, waterfalls, historic sights, and beautiful lakes. When you are planning to visit it, don’t forget to see the Kornati archipelago and the Plitvice lakes. On the other hand, if you want to have a peak of the culture, Dubrovnik and Split are the cities to be at.
Turkey is a dream country of almost every traveler. And if you have come to Turkey, you should definitely visit Istanbul. The Ottoman architecture, cats and dogs wandering around the city, and Middle Eastern food is everyone’s delight.
Speaking of Turkey, it is rich with ancient history waiting for you to explore. You will see hints of Persian, Greek, Byzantine, Roman, and Ottoman Empire here.
Greece is the hub of Western Civilization. Some of the famous spots include Temple of Hephaestus, Delphi ruins, capital of Athens, monasteries of Meteora and more. Apart from history, another thing travelers and vacationers love is Greek food. The food here is inspired by Italian and Turkish cuisine. The seafood and cheese of Greece are pretty famous.
There is so much to do and explore in Portugal. The palaces and castles are mesmerizing. There are so many historical sites as well such as Castle of the Moors, the village of Sortelha, and waterfalls of the Azores, etc. Since Portugal is located on the Atlantic Ocean, its culture is influenced by the ocean a lot. No wonder Grilled sardines and salt cod are its national dishes.
The Portugal coastline is home to some stunning beaches. If you get a chance, do explore them.
Last on our list is Ireland. Also known as the “Emerald Isle”, it is home to some of the best landscapes and medieval castles. Gaint’s Causeway, Bru Na Boinne, and Skellig Micheal are three of its famous world heritage sites. Tourists visit Dublin the most because of its history and national monuments.
While you are here, don’t miss the opportunity to visit an Irish pub. The locals are very friendly so you will easily find someone to start a conversation with. If you ask about the best destination in Ireland, it is definitely the countryside villages. Your trip will be incomplete unless you try their famous food called Guinness.
You might have seen a glimpse of the landscapes and beauty of these countries in movies on your Frontier TV Packages. Why not witness the beauty with a naked eye by planning a visit soon?