For many years, Eastern Europe was a relatively lesser known part of the continent. But the cultural heritage has started attracting a lot of tourists these days. Here are 10 Exotic travel destinations in Eastern Europe that you shouldn’t miss.
#1. Bucharest, Romania
Filled with hip cafes, boulevards lined with beautiful trees and modern and historic architecture, it is no wonder that Bucharest, the capital city of Romania was once called ‘Little Paris’. the city is most popular for its enormous Parliament Palace.
#2. Skopje, Macedonia
The cultural city of Eastern Europe is home to two major cultures- Islam and Christianity. The amalgamation gives the city a colorful and spirited vibe. The city comes alive at night when locals come out to eat, drink and socialize. The city has some of the best museums and historic structures.
#3. Bratislava, Slovakia
The capital city of Slovakia is full of medieval grandeur and charm. The narrow streets, bar and restaurant beckon travelers to spend some time there. The Bratislava Castle and Slavin Memorial overlook the city and provide the best view of it.
#4. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Nicknamed as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, Dubrovnik has already been decalered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is very beautiful and the sea just makes it even more beautiful.the beautiful architecture is evident from its museums, churches and sculptures. But the best part is a walk along the city wall. The vantage point provides a spectacular view of the city.
#5. Mljet Island, Croatia
Croatia has a lot to offer when it comes to breathtaking beauty. Mljet Island is one of them, probably the best if you like small villages, vineyards and forests. If you have already visited Dubrovnik, it is easy to reach Mljet. Just take a ferry from there and spend a few days here, boating, cycling and hiking.
#6. Loket, Czech Republic
Loket is a beautiful paces nestled in the bed of Ohre River. The chocolate box style town square is one of attractions here. Usually people visit it only for a day but if you are just looking to relax and want a break in your travel itinerary, this is the place to go.
#7. Tallinn, Estonia
Full of fairy-tale charms and very popular for its cozy Christmas market, Tallinn is a city that will truly amaze you. It has a medieval charm and at the same time is full of shiny skyscrapers, modern eateries, energy, art and backpackers.
#8. Ljubljana, Slovenia
This is an old/ancient city (Over 2000 years old). But the city is full of greenery, cobbled streets and life. It is travel friendly and has some of very beautiful castles and squares. At the same time, it also has a happening night life and is a part of Europe’s most progressive modern art scenes.
#9. Riga, Latvia
It has the most impressive and largest showing of art nouveau architecture in Europe. The Old Town is more of a fairy tale kingdom but don’t be surprised when you modern discotheque there.
#10. Krakow, Poland
The city is Poland’s most somber historical spot and at the same time it is active and exciting. The modern cafes, old town, Main Market Square, clubs, shops are some of its modern jewels while the Museums and Schindler’s Factory tell the tales of its Jewish days.