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30 Most Beautiful Small Towns In The World

Traveling to small towns is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and experience the charm of a simpler time. From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the sun-kissed beaches of Santorini, there are plenty of beautiful small towns to explore.

To help you plan your next getaway, we’ve compiled a list of 30 of the most beautiful small towns in the world. From the quaint cobblestone streets of Bruges to the colorful houses of Burano, these are the places that will make you fall in love with small town living.

#1. The lush, forested hills of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria, Germany

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#2. This secret village tucked away in the Himalayas in Tibet can only be accessed by foot or horse

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#3. Reine, Norway, sits between towering mountains and overlooks a pristine lake

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#4. This mesmerizing collection of tiny houses comprises Gasadalur Village, a retreat in the Faroe Islands

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#5. Known for its bright, Tudor-style houses, Colmar, France, is considered the capital of all Alsatian wine

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#6. The ancient town of Marsaxlokk, Malta

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#7. Tucked between stunning woodlands, Bled in Slovenia is one of the most enchanting places on the planet

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#8. This polar wonderland is Hallstatt, one of Austria’s oldest towns

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#9. Rainbow colors abound in Manarola, Italy

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#10. This storybook worthy town is Bidbury, England

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#11. Translucent canals wend through the beautiful streets of Annecy, France

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#12. This secret, underground city is in Goreme, Turkey

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#13. No, this is not a European city. It is the quaint town of Leavenworth, Washington

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#14. The gorgeous, brightly lit streets of Queenstown, New Zealand

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#15. Scaled along a mountain, this is a hidden village in Jiuzhaigou, China

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#16. This lovely and traditional village in Shirakawa-go, Japan

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#17. You can barely see this gorgeous town tucked away in Pucón, Chile

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#18. The tranquil ocean setting for Morro de São Paulo, Brazil

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#19. This medieval village in Albarracin, Spain, is tucked between lovely rock cliffs

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#20. This village in Chefchaouen, Morocco, is covered in bright blue paint

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#21. Look closely and you will see this town in Amêdî, Kurdistan, perched on top of an enormous plateau

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#22. This tiny village of barely 200 people is situated in Chichilianne, France, a town set in the French Alps

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#23. The striking red roofs of this village in Pucisca, Croatia, contrast beautifully with the surrounding water

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#24. This iconic New England town of Camden, Maine, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean

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#25. This striking village is in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

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#26. Byron Bay in Australia features breathtaking views from staggering heights

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#27. The drop to the bottom is far in Ericeira, Portugal

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#28. Located on the top of a small mountain amidst the trees is the town of Eze in France

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#29. Meaning “little fortress of fish,” Tenby is a stunning coastal town in Wales

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#30. Ittoqqortoormiit, which is Greeland’s capital, is surrounded by tall, majestic mountains

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Now get exploring!

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