Most Underrated Cities in Europe – 10 Cities to Visit

Most underrated cities in Europe

Looking for a place that is not yet on the radar of the mass tourist? Do not worry, here you will find a list of 10 Most under-the-radar cities to visit in Europe that you can put on your bucket list.

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Split, Croatia

You will hear a lot about Dubrovnik, Rovinj, and Istria in general when talking about Croatia, but Split needs to be on top of your Bucket list when visiting the Croatian coast. Split is full of interesting things to do and amazing places to see.

Aerial view of Riva in Split

Attractions such as Split Riva, Diocletian palace, and much more are all there. The best time to visit is from April – End of September so be sure to check your flights and hotel bookings in time.

Bled, Slovenia

Slovenia, in general, is not yet recognized as a tourist country, it is mostly known to begin an outdoor nature country that has a green background when talking about cities such as Ljubljana and Bled. 

Aerial view of Bled Lake

Bled is a must-visit when near Slovenia and Ljubljana, a small city filled with outdoor attractions, or if you like just relaxing and enjoying the view, Bled is a perfect spot.


Malta is by far one of the most underrated destinations in Europe. Tucked down below Italy, not a lot of people know about this sunny and interesting place. Greece, Spain, Croatian coast all are prime locations when talking about beach relaxation, but Malta needs to get on your bucket list quickly.

River view of buildings in Malta

Malta is very easy to travel around, you can easily rent a motorbike and see all the major attractions such as Mdina, explore the capital city of Valletta, or just relax on a beach, Malta needs to be on your list.

Salzburg, Austria

Small Austrian town near the border of Germany. Salzburg is surrounded by beautiful views of the Alps, and the Salzach River, the majority of Salzburg is under UNESCO World Heritage site protection. 

Park view with buildings in Salzburg

There is a number of things to do from hiking at Untersberg to exploring Mullner Church and the Museum of Nature History.

Lille, France

Located near the border with Belgium, Lille is a cultural center filled with history and interesting places to see. Due to being such an amazing art city, it was named World Desing capital in 2020, and its food is a combination of French and Belgium cuisine.

Buildings with people in Lille

Some of the must-visit places when in Lille are Vieux-Lille (Old Lille), the Local city library, and even Carlton Hotel which was decored in Louis XV and Louis XVII styles.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzgeovina

Sarajevo is the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a big city with a lot of history, Sarajevo next to Mostar is the most visited tourist city in Bosnia, and when visiting you will learn why.

Girl standing in front of well at Gazi Husrev Begs mosque
Sarajevo is full of interesting things to do from sipping Old Turkish coffee near the Barščaršćija (Sarajevo Old Town), to visiting Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque, Sarajevo is still an undiscovered gem of traveling.

Sicily, Italy

Beach with house and people in Sicily

Looking for calm beaches and relaxing places to explore? Sicily has those for you, cities such as Noto and Taormina are both undiscovered and underrated tourist destinations that are just a fraction of what Sicily truly offers.

Seville, Spain

Madrid and Barcelona are both staples of tourism in Spain, and they have every right to be, but let us explore a little bit more of this amazing country.

View of building and river under bridge in Seville

Sevilla is the birthplace of Flamenco music, sunny climate, orange tree-line, and much more. Attractions such as Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de España are both contenders for Barcelona’s attractions.

Riga, Latvia

City view Riga, Latvia

You will rarely see people talk about Latvia when talking about their European trips, but Riga in Latvia needs to be on your radar. The capital city of Latvia, Riga is a charming city with big energy and interesting attractions that you will not see often.

The Azores, Portugal

Lake view of Azores

Islands located two hours from Lisbon offer a small percentage of everything. Hiking up volcanic cliffs or swimming in a clear blue ocean, The Azores in Portugal offers an amazing relaxing feel with no crowds over your head at all times.

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Ten most underrated cities in Europe

Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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