10 Beautiful Villages That Look Like a Fairytale

There are for sure places around the world where time has apparently stopped for a long time. The sort of where you can track down the flawless beauty of the natural world and enjoy comfort, nearly fantasy like houses, and where everything is covered in an environment of harmony and peace.

We picked 10 beautiful villages where you’re destined to have the option to unwind from the big city noises. A fairytale indeed!

10. Sintra – Portugal

Sintra is a resort town near the capital, Lisbon. A longtime royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-colored villas and palaces. 

9. Filzmoos – Austria

Filzmoos is a town within the district of St. Johann im Pongau in the state of Salzburg, Austria. It is a touristic place when skiing in winter and hiking in summer are the perfect activities. So enjoy!

8. Portofino – Italy

Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline, southeast of Genoa city. It has pastel-colored houses, seafood restaurants, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. 

7. Castellfollit de la Roca – Spain

Castellfollit de la Roca is one of the most picturesque villages of Catalonia, in Spain. You for sure need to enjoy the picturesque village, and the unique landscape that surrounds it.

7. Puglia – Italy

Puglia the region in the heel of Italy’s boot, is dotted with beautiful small towns in shades of white and gold, with unique architecture and great hospitality. It is one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy.

6. Rocamadour – France

Rocamadour is a small clifftop village in south-central France. It is known for the complex of religious buildings. It includes the Chapelle Notre-Dame, with its Black Madonna statue, and the Romanesque-Gothic Basilica of St-Sauveur.

5. Maska – Spain

Maska is a small mountain village on the island of Tenerife. The village is now home to around 90 inhabitants. The trail from the village down the gorge to the beach on the Atlantic Ocean is a popular hiking route, which takes about 3 hours each way.

4. Shirakawa-go – Japan

Shirakawa is a small, traditional village showcasing a building style known as gasshō-zukuri. It is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

3. Santorini – Greece

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed houses cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera and they have a mesmerizing view.

2. Rothenburg – Germany

Rothenburg is a German town known for its medieval architecture. Half-timbered houses line the cobblestone lanes of its old town. It’s a little fairytale place just for you to go end enjoy.

1. Cinque Terre – Italy

Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces, harbors are filled with fishing boats, seafood specialties along with the Liguria region’s famous sauce, pesto. You for sure need to make a visit there and enjoy the food, hospitality and of course the spectacular view.