10 of the Most Incredible Villages Around the World

Popeye Village, Malta

There are an endless number of beautiful villages located in many parts of the world. These small places have, in general, a simple form of life, hospitable people and breathtaking views. Here you will find photos of some of the most amazing villages situated in different locations of the planet.

Reine, Norway

Reine, Norway

Reine is a fishing village and administrative center of Moskenes in Nordland, Norway. Located above the Arctic Circle this village attracts thousands of people each year because its remote location and beauty.

Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands

Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands

In the north of the country, near the border with Germany, is located Bourtange. This small city-fortress, completely restored, dates back to 1580 and has the shape of a star. There you can find four museums, several restaurants, shops and a historic hotel in the old quarter.

Saorge, France

Saorge, France

Saorge is a beautiful medieval village located between a mountain slope and the La Roya River. The village is full of picturesque streets, old churches and chapels, stone houses all dated from 15th and 17th centuries.

Sar-Aqa-Seyyed, Iran

Sar-Aqa-Seyyed, Iran

This famous Iranian village located in “Chahar Mahal-o-Bakhtiari” Province is characterized by a peculiar style. The village is one of the oldest in the country, attracting many local and foreign tourists all year, especially during traditional ceremonies and celebrations.

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

The largest of the five villages that form the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore was founded in the 13th century in a small valley. The village is famous for its historic architecture and for wine production. There you can find charming restaurants, bars and shops.

Gasadalur, Faroe Islands, Denmark

Gasadalur, Faroe Islands, Denmark

Gasadalur is a village in the west of Vágar, one of the 18 islands of the archipelago of the Faroe. The place is very close to some cliffs of which an amazing waterfall plunges directly into the sea. In 2012, only 18 people lived in the village.

Popeye Village, Malta

Popeye Village, Malta

Surrounded by the green waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Popeye Village was built to be the set of the film about the character. Currently, the site became an open air museum that attracts tourists from around the world to know this picturesque village.

Hallstatt, Salzkammergut , Austria

Hallstatt, Salzkammergut , Austria

A small village, with rustic houses overlooking a calm lake surrounded by snow-capped Alps, this is Hallstatt. Inhabited since the Iron Age, the city has always been closely guarded due to its precious salt mines. Listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, this is one of the main destinations for those visiting the area.

Bilbury, England

Bilbury, England

This charming village located in Gloucestershire is famous for its beautiful stone houses built in the 17th century giving a special view to the landscape. The place had been used as a set for many movies and series.

Gruyères, Switzerland

Gruyères, Switzerland

This medieval village has a unique beauty. It is located in a small hill with a castle and three totally different museums. In Gruyères, 800 years of culture and regional history coexist at the same time. Apart of the charm the city is also famous for its delicious cuisine and modern demonstration of cheese production.