Magical Destinations in Europe that will Make You Feel Like You’re in a Fairytale

With the world being more accessible to us than ever before, finding a unique vacation spot is becoming harder and finding a magical place to explore can sometimes mean fighting your way through a barrage of camera-wielding tourists! We hope that our list of some of the most magical destinations in Europe will inspire you to walk down a path less traveled and make wonderful memories to boot.

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Check Out these Magical Destinations in Europe


Kotor- Montenegro


Kotor Montenegro, magical places in europe

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The old town of Kotor can be found at the foothills of Lovcen Mountain and is certainly one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean.  Its rich cultural traditions and well-preserved landscape makes it one of the most refreshing places you can choose to visit.


Meteora – Greece

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Meteora translates to ‘middle of the sky’ in the Greek language and this place is one of the largest and most revered complexes of all Orthodox monasteries in Greece. The six monasteries that make Meteora are built on natural sandstone pillars near the edge of the Plain of Thessaly in central Greece and make for a spectacular photo op. This is one of the most secluded of the magical destinations in Europe.


Lugano – Switzerland


Lugano Switzerland, magical places in europe

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Lugano can be found in Switzerland is one of the most international cities in Europe. This melting pot of European culture makes Lugano one of the most unique and interesting holiday destinations Europe has to offer as it acts as the gate to Europe almost. This place is full of flowers, villas and sacred buildings and offers world-class food and adventure!


Sintra – Portugal


Sintra, Portugal, magical places in europe

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Sintra is such a usual spot to visit as it sits between the mountains and the sea and offers the perfect opportunity to get lost in the city’s historical heritage, nature, opulent gastronomy and culture. Sintra is the capital of Romanticism and has been noticeable deeply impressed by the writers and artists that have walked its streets.


Isle of Skye – Scotland


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While some have heard of the Isle of Skye, it’s important to include this spot on our list as its beauty can often be underestimated. While it can be easy to dismiss the Isle of Skye as somewhere you go for the day, there are tour operators who run week-long trips in this area, proving that there is more to experience here than meets the eye. With its fairy pools and fairy glen, it’s one of the most magical destinations in Europe.


Cesky Krumlov – Czech Republic


Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic, magical places in europe

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This is certainly a top contender on our list of magical and underrated cities and is surprisingly just a couple of hours drive from Prague center! Cesky Krumlov is a must-visit if you find yourself in the Czech Republic.


Lofoten – Norway

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Lofoten is an archipelago and is a super traditional district in Norway. It lies in the Arctic Circle and has a relatively high altitude and mild weather- Lofoten has the largest positive temperature anomaly in the world. Its quaint shops and stunning natural surroundings make it the perfect escape from city life and, it’s a city rich in Viking history.



About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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