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  1. Alex
    April 7, 2018 @ 5:38 pm

    Wow! Meteora and Lofoten has always been a place on my bucket list, and after reading this post, my list just grew…I DEFINITELY have to visit Melissani Cave. The water looks so clear!

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    • dankiteski
      April 10, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

      You must! All of the places on this list are magical and Europe has even more hidden gems. I will probably write a Vol.2 soon 😀

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  2. Shreya Saha
    January 15, 2019 @ 9:02 am

    It is great to see Vatnajokull Glacier in the list as I just visited the place last month. It is spellbindingly beautiful. Volendam is also a pretty village. Glad to see so many other beautiful places like Meteora and Piran in the list. Lofoten islands is what I am looking for the next time I am visiting Europe, mostly for the Northern Lights. I am sure there are more to Europe, but these are really hidden gems.

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    • dankiteski
      January 16, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

      Thank you, Shreya and yes, you should absolutely check out Lofoten. You won’t regret it 🙂

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  3. Rachelle
    January 15, 2019 @ 5:46 pm

    Oh my goodness! These are all so beautiful, I can’t even! I love The Meteora. It reminds me of Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan, but magical in its own right. I’ve heard of Vatnajokull ice caves, but that picture takes the beauty to another level. Isn’t it just amazing how many beautiful places there are still yet to be “discovered” by mass tourism?

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    • dankiteski
      January 16, 2019 @ 12:13 pm

      Thank you, Rachelle. I haven’t been to Bhutan yet but it’s an interesting comparison 🙂

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  4. Lauren Johnson
    January 15, 2019 @ 5:59 pm

    How beautiful!! I lived in Italy for 4 years and visited many off-the-beaten-path gems, but never Civita di Bagnoreggio….it’s certainly a place to go back to! I was also blown away by the sunken city in Lake Resio (I had no idea!), and the monasteries built on top of the monoliths at Meteora…they look almost like they were Photoshopped! I was just in Iceland but alas, didn’t have enough time to make the Ice Caves – I plan on going back so will definitely add that to my itinerary of things to see!

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    • dankiteski
      January 16, 2019 @ 12:14 pm

      It’s surprising how you still didn’t get the chance to visit Civita di Bagnoregio despite being in Italy for so long! I suppose that’s just another proof of how off-the-beaten-track this town is 🙂

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  5. Naomi Kirby
    January 15, 2019 @ 6:20 pm

    Kizhi doesn’t look real, absolutely stunning. I wonder what it’s like to be there.
    Not sure about that clock tower still ringing though, think I’d be scared if I lived near there!

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    • dankiteski
      January 16, 2019 @ 12:14 pm

      I know, right? Kizhi is absolutely spectacular 🙂

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  6. Diana
    January 15, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

    Such a great post! Some of these places are so picturesque they don’t even look real. Pinning this post so I can go back to it in the future and start exploring these hidden spots! Thanks for sharing!

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    • dankiteski
      January 16, 2019 @ 12:16 pm

      Thank you, Diana- I’m really glad you liked it!

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  7. Per
    January 15, 2019 @ 10:55 pm

    Superb list! Searching for the best underrated places, isn’t that what most travelers and bloggers do the most? Lofoten is the one on your list that I’d add to my ever growing bucket list, thanks!

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    • dankiteski
      January 16, 2019 @ 12:16 pm

      Thank you, Per and I hope you make it to Lofoten soon. It’s spectacular!

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  8. Jane Dempster-Smith
    January 16, 2019 @ 1:37 am

    Oh No. My bucket list just grew by 10 more destinations. This is a great article and one that I will definitely bookmark for future reference. Now which one will I travel to first? Thanks for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      January 16, 2019 @ 12:17 pm

      I’m glad to hear that, Jane. I really hope you get the chance to visit some of these places soon

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  9. Annick
    January 16, 2019 @ 11:32 pm

    I’d never heard of any of the places off the beaten path in Europe. There really are so many amazing places in Europe that I can’t even imagine how you chose these ten. I’m fascinated with Iceland and I want to visit in winter. But even the gorgeous town in Russia with its church and the monastery in Greece show some amazing churches. I like that some of these places are hard to get to, meaning they won’t be overrun with visitors. I can’t imagine living in a town with just 14 people though!

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    • dankiteski
      January 17, 2019 @ 8:04 am

      I’m glad you learned about some new places from this post, Annick. I hope you get the chance to visit some of them in the future

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  10. Sinjana Ghosh
    January 17, 2019 @ 6:44 pm

    What a fantastic list. Each of the places look straight out of fairytale. Volendam was initially on our list for Netherlands but we had to let go of it because of my bad health on that day. Hope to visit again.

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    • dankiteski
      January 21, 2019 @ 9:37 am

      Thank you, Sinjana and I hope you get the chance to visit Volendam again. It’s a lovely town.

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