The most beautiful towns in the world with their unique nature and historical buildings

The most beautiful towns in the world with their unique nature and historical buildings
The most beautiful towns in the world with their unique nature and historical buildings

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Big cities, with their cultural diversity and entertainment, have always attracted people who want to travel. However, now small towns from all over the world have begun to attract the attention of tourists with their unique nature, historical buildings and local delicacies. 

Some of these towns are not well known, and some host many visitors every season. Some of the world's towns, including 5 towns from Turkey, are as follows:

Five villages together: Cinque Terre

A romantic town in Italy with its rugged coastline…

Located between Genoa and La Speiza, Cinque Terre has an iconic significance depicting five village communities.

The town, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List, consists of a combination of colorful villages. These villages are listed as follows: Monterosso, Vermezza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

Cinque Terre attracts tourists with its preserved architecture from past to present and its striking paths. The town, where a day trip is not enough, is known for its seafood.

The combination of blue and white: Oia

Santorini, one of the most preferred islands of the Aegean, consists of two parts, Fira and Oia. Oia town is one of the most famous towns of Santorini with its unique atmosphere and natural beauties.

Known for its quiet life and sunset view, the village with churches overlooking the sea stands out with its blue roofs. When the whiteness of the buildings comes together with these blue roofs, a magnificent view emerges.

Oia, which has many art galleries, also includes museums from the ruins of the Venetian castle. 

'Saudarkrokur' with its volcanic formations

The island country of Iceland in the Atlantic Ocean and the town of Saudarkrokur in the north of the country…

Saudarkrokur, the second largest town in the country, has a population of 2,600. It attracts attention with its volcanic formations and natural beauty.

The center of Saudarkrokur town is also very interesting. The Minjahusid Folk Museum, in particular, has a small collection of traditional buildings.

Blacksmiths, carpenters, watchmakers… They have all been active on the town's main street since the early 1900s.

Norway's fishing village: Reine

The small Norwegian town of Reine, which not many people have heard of, is located in the western part of Lofoten. The town, which hosts approximately 300 households, is also known as the "fishing village".

Those who come to the town, which is the choice of those who want to camp under the northern lights, can stay in old, red fishermen's houses called rorbu.

Those who want to spend time completely surrounded by nature choose Reine. Silence, peace, oxygen... The colors of nature and the town are in harmony in Reine.

A natural town among the Alps: Wengen

Located in central Switzerland, Wengen is a scenic town in the city of Bern. The town, which is 1,274 meters above sea level, attracts attention especially during the winter months.

Chalets and magnificent natural views provide integrity in the town. It is also known for hosting the highest train station in Europe. The town, located between the Alps, is closed to traffic.

 Iconic symbol of England: Bibury 

Bibury is a town in Gloucestershire, England. Bibury, one of the most beautiful small towns in Europe, is located on both banks of the River Coln, a tributary of the River Thames.

Bibury, a typical Cotswold town, was described by English poet and painter William Morris as “the most beautiful town in England”.

The town's country houses are the most photographed houses in the country. The houses called Arlington Row are one of the iconic symbols of the town.

“Welcome to Hobbiton!”

Matamata, which includes New Zealand's Hobbiton Village, where the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies were shot, is a town in the valleys.

At the entrance to the integrated Matamata and Hobbiton Village, “Welcome to Hobbiton!” There is a sign. In this town, known as "Shire" in the movies, there are Hobbit cave houses and fairy-tale cottages. 

The town where the Bagginses went on an adventure with Gandalf, which is also a movie set, brings the movie spirit back to its visitors.

 'Şirince' with its stone streets and white houses

The towns of the Aegean stand out with their natural structures and warm environments. Located 8 kilometers from Izmir Selçuk, Şirince is a town built among the mountains.

Şirince, with its stone streets lined with olive trees and bay-windowed white houses, is an alternative travel route to the stressful life of the city. Şirince, an ancient Greek settlement, attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists today.

'Sidi Bou Said' with its panoramic view of the Mediterranean

Sidi Bou Said is a town in northern Tunisia overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Located 20 kilometers away from the city center, the town is an escape route from the city for locals and tourists.

A panoramic view of the Mediterranean can be enjoyed from Sidi Bou Said, a cute town with small shops and cobblestones. 

The town, which also attracts attention with its white houses and blue embroidered doors, is also known as the town of writers and artists. 

French painter and musicologist Rodolphe D'erlanger spent a certain period of his life in this town. The Ennejma Ezzahra Palace, built by D'Erlanger here, is the center of music. 

Cowboy town according to locals: Narsaq

Narsaq, known for its mineral deposits in Greenland, is an agricultural town located in a fjord (steep bay). The number of horses in the town is so high that the locals describe themselves as "cowboys".

The town, with a population of 1,500, is the youngest town in Greenland, founded in 1959. It attracts attention with its rare ores, minerals and rocks that are found in very few places in the world.

'Safranbolu' with old Turkish houses

Safranbolu, a tourist town of Karabük, is located 8 kilometers north of the district center. Its history dates back to B.C. Hittites, Phrygians, Persians, Romans, Seljuks and the Ottoman Empire ruled in the town, which dates back to 3 thousand years ago.

Safranbolu, which is intertwined with history, reflects the characteristics of the Turkish society to its visitors in every aspect. At the same time, the town is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Known for its old Turkish houses, Safranbolu attracts local and foreign tourists with its natural beauties.

Texas' small desert: Marfa

The town of Marfa, located in Texas, USA, became an arts center when artist Donald Judd moved to the area in 1971. Hosting art festivals every year, Marfa is an escape for those living in the city. This town is also a small desert.

Home to many art galleries outside of Judd, Marfa's untouched nature and cute and small houses attract the attention of tourists.

Small town in Spain: Bandujo

Located in the Asturias region of Spain, Bandujo is also one of the medieval towns of the region.

The town, which attracts the attention of tourists with its history, nature and delicious food, is a suitable place for all kinds of outdoor activities. Bandujo has one of the most outstanding ecological routes in the country.

'Cunda Island' with its delicious food

Cunda (Alibey) Island, one of the favorite tourism centers of the Northern Aegean, welcomes local and foreign tourists with its old Greek houses, many of which are boutique hotels, cobblestones, churches, papalina fish, and uniquely delicious dishes of Greek and Turkish cuisine.

The most visited places on the island are Taksiyarhis Church, which has been converted into a museum, and Lovers' Hill. 

The town that shines at sunset: Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou, 32 kilometers from Ouarzazate, the capital of Morocco, is located in a valley at the foot of the mountains. The town is on the old caravan route, somewhere between the Sahara and Marrakech.

The town's lands, which are a natural set for Hollywood movies and TV series, literally shine at sunset. Ait Ben Haddou, which is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is also a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture.

'Cumalıkızık' with its narrow streets and colorful houses

Cumalıkızık is one of the most colorful towns of Bursa. Cumalıkızık, a 700-year-old monumental town, is surrounded by fig and chestnut trees.

Cumalıkızık, which is famous for its houses, is also known for its Ethnography Museum and Monumental Plane Trees. The town, which is the choice of those who want to get away from the city, attracts the attention of local and foreign tourists with its clean air, narrow streets and village cafes.

'Alberobello' with trulli houses

Alberobello, located in the Puglia region of Italy, with its olive trees and the scent of the sea…

It is famous for its "Trulli" houses, which are made of stones with cone-shaped roofs. The town, which combines history and culture, has also entered the UNESCO World Heritage List with these houses.

The white symbols painted with lime seen on the roofs are an indicator of the status or religious views of the family living in them.

Fishing town of France: Etretat

Famous for its white chalk cliffs rising above the Atlantic Ocean, Etretat is a small town in France. It is also known that the French writer Guy de Maupassant spent his childhood in the town.

The fishing town, also known for its old city center and cliffs, attracts tourists with its natural beauty.

'Goreme' with its history dating back to the 4th century

Göreme, whose source of income is tourism, is a town connected to Nevşehir. The old names of the town are as follows: Matiana, Korama, Maccan and Avcılar.

Göreme valley and its surroundings, which are also on the UNESCO World Heritage List, have a magnificent view that has been completely eroded.

The history of the rocks in the town dates back to the 4th century. There are also ruins of traditional living spaces in the town.

'Colmar' with its colorful houses

Colmar is the third largest town in the Grand Est region of northeastern France.

The town, which attracts visitors with the Thur River in the east and the waterways extending beyond the forest hills, also has some special ruins from past ages. At the same time, the town attracts attention with its colorful houses.

With the Battle of Colmar in 1945, the world's great powers fought for the town, which took its current form as the French.

The most beautiful towns in the world with their unique nature and historical buildings

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