Top 15 Most Beautiful Villages in the World

Top 15 Most Beautiful Villages in the World

Most of us prefer big cities, but that doesn't mean tiny towns can't be equally appealing. There are many villages in the world that provide a breathtakingly lovely experience.
While huge buildings, costly stores, and affluent moods draw individuals to metropolitan areas, one ideal method to experience a state's essential heritage is to tour around tiny towns remote from the large cities. Check out the list underneath to learn about the world's most beautiful communities.

1. Popeye Village, Malta

In an unusual twist, one of the most beautiful towns on the planet is a reimagined '80s movie set. Popeye Village, which was abandoned not long after the filming of the 1980 musical Popeye, which starred the late comedian Robin Williams, is now home to quaint, colourful clusters of wooden buildings, a company of performers, and a variety of entertaining activities. As the child plays inside the playhouses, adults may watch the shows, just get on boating excursions, visit beautiful village, visit a museum, or go wine tasting.

Popeye Village, Malta
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2. Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria's oldest and possibly most photographed village, lies situated among Hallstätter See and the Metabolize mountains. This lovely European town has beautiful mediaeval churches, a subterranean salt lake, a museum with 7,000 year old antiquities, and a glass-like lake all set against a stunning background of rising mountains.

Hallstatt, Austria
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3. Simiane La Rotonde, France

This hilltop village is one of the most beautiful places in the world, located inside the beautiful south of France and surrounded by olive orchards and lavender fields. Visit the lovely hamlet, passing through small cobblestone alleys and stone cottages, admiring the centuries-old architecture, attending aromatherapy presentations, touring the ancient castle, and taking inside the fragrances and colours from the surrounding Abbey of Valsaintes garden.

Simiane La Rotonde, France

4. Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre, which translates to "Five Lands," is the aggregate name for five separate fishing communities, each with breathtaking coastline and mountain routes as well as gorgeous, traditional architecture. Cinque Terre's craggy coasts and picturesque town area provide ageless appeal and a sense of real Italy.

Cinque Terre, Italy
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5. Ortahisar, Turkey

Despite its central location, Ortahisar has managed to stay essentially traditional & slow-paced. Even as the surrounding towns grow increasingly touristy, Ortahisar remains rural and attractive. Drink and eat at an entire underground tavern, wonder at Ortahisar's imposing 78-meter-high stone castle, and discover more about the subterranean cave storage where citrus fruits are stored until they ripen.

Ortahisar, Turkey
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6. Oia, Greece

Oia is a historic hamlet with gorgeous blue-domed churches, sun-bathed verandas, a number of art galleries, and a maze of little businesses, practically all with panoramic views of Ammoudi harbour and the Santorini volcano. Oia is unquestionably one of the most beautiful towns in the world.

Oia, Greece

7. Wagrain, Austria

Wagrain, Austria

Wagrain, Austria - View of the Mountains from the ski resort above the Grafenberg Cable Car lift.


Wagrain, situated in Austria, is one of those small villages shown on Christmas cards that offers the greatest winter experiences to visitors.

Wagrain was also the first and only location in Austria to get the World Sustainable Tourism Council-accredited Green Destinations designation in mid-2022.

8. Mestia, Georgia

Mestia, Georgia

This mediaeval Svan Tower in Mestia, Georgia, with the snowcapped Caucasus Mountain in the background... [+]


Mestia, located at a height of 1,500 metres, is ranked ninth among the UNWTO's Best Tourist Villages.

It has a population of only 1,973 people and is regarded as a climbing tourism centre. You may explore at Svaneti Museum for Archaeology & Ethnography in the this settlement, which houses some of the most important historical artefacts from the region and the rest of the country.

You may climb to the glaciers or neighbouring lakes from there.

9. Sauris-Zahre, Italy

Sauris-Zahre, Italy

Summertime crocus meadow in Sauris, Carnic Alps, Italy


Sauris, an Italian town steeped in the beauty of the Carnic Alps, is located between 1,000 and 1,400 metres above sea level.

Throughout generations, the community has been semi-isolated, retaining its culture and architecture. The old Friuli language is still spoken near Sauris, which is perhaps its most distinguishing feature.

10. Castelo Novo, Portugal

Castelo Novo, Portugal

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Built 800 years ago, Portugal's Castelo Novo is home to one of the region's most important archaeological sites, the Roman baths of Quinta do Ervedal and a remarkable Bronze Age fortified settlement.

It is also the first site in Portugal with 100% sustainable transportation, free of carbon dioxide and noise emissions, with five electric cars accessible for free use as well as a transfer service to rail stations.

11. Rasinari, Romania

Rasinari, Romania

Rasinari Village is located in Sibiu, Romania's Transylvania Romania.


Rasinari, a charming Romanian town, features various tourist attractions such as the Andrei aguna monument, "St. Parascheva" Church, Octavian Goga memorial house, and the remnants of the mediaeval castle of Cetățuia Citadel.

12. Bohinj, Slovenia

Bohinj, Slovenia

At Ribev Laz, Slovenia, a beautiful view of Lake Bohinj and the church.


Slovenia's sole national park, the Triglav National Park, encompasses 65% of the hamlet of Bohinj.

The settlement lies located on Lake Bohinj, Triglav, the Savica waterfall, and the Church of St. John the Baptist, as well as protected architectural landmarks.

13. Rupit, Alquézar and Guadalupe in Spain

Rupit, Alquézar and Guadalupe in Spain

Santa María de Guadalupe Royal Monastery, Caceres Province, Spain


It UNWTO has named three Spanish communities among the finest in the world for tourism: Rupit, Alquézar, and Guadalupe.

Rupit is a mediaeval town from Spain that is regarded to be one of the gems of Catalonia. It is bordered by the Rupit stream, beautiful forests, caverns, prehistoric tombs, waterfalls, and kilometres of cliffs, and it contains 17th-century baroque houses.

Alquézar in Spain, situated on a hill with steep gorges as natural barriers, has been designated a World Heritage site by... [+]


Alquézar, on the other hand, has been a historic-artistic monument since 1980 and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its name is derived from the Arabic words al qaçr, which means "fort".

Last but not least is the settlement of Guadalupe, which can only be reached through mountain routes. The Royal Monastery of Guadalupe, Villuercas Ibores Geopark Jara or The Pilgrimage Routes to Guadeloupe, The Well of the Snow of Guadalupe, Los Molinos, Aceas, and other cultural landmarks are located here.

Guadalupe was named the "Most Gorgeous Christmas Town in Spain" by Ferrero Rocher in 2017.

14. Murten and Andermatt, Switzerland

Murten and Andermatt, Switzerland

Andermatt village inside this Swiss Mountains, snow capped in winter in the blue twilight light, Uri,... [+]


While Andermatt is home to a diverse range of fauna, mountain lakes, brooks, springs, and pristine hilly terrain, Murten is a lakeside mediaeval town filled with artefacts from the New Stone Age, Bronze Age, Roman Age, and Medieval Age.



Nuuk, Greenland, is pretty much my fantasy vacation place. So much so that we even created a piece on it despite the fact that we have yet to visit! I couldn't stop myself since Greenland fascinates me so much.

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