25 Exotic Places In Eastern Europe You Have To Visit

Posted by , Updated on March 7, 2017

Are you planning to visit Europe this year? We have a great tip for you. Avoid the most touristy and overcrowded countries such as France, the UK or Italy and head out to Eastern Europe instead. Most of local tourist attractions are completely underrated and you will be surprised how beautiful these places actually are. From the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia to the Tatev Monastery in Armenia, here are 25 Exotic Places In Eastern Europe You Have To Visit.

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Maly Semyachik, Russia

Maly Semyachik, RussiaSource: wikipedia.org, image: https://cs.wikipedia.org (public domain)

Russia is known for its extreme coldness and freezing temperatures but even in one of its northernmost parts, on the Kamchatka Peninsula, there is an a very charming place with hot water. Maly Semyachik is a stratovolcano whose crater is filled with a hot acidic lake. Since 1952 when the volcano erupted for the last time, it has been dormant, decorating the surrounding harsh and rugged landscape.

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Brasov, Romania

Brasov, RomaniaSource: wikipedia.org

With its central location within Romania, Brasov is a great base to explore the country as well as some other tourist destinations (including the Black Sea resorts, the monasteries in northern Moldova, and the wooden churches of Maramures). Due to its close proximity to the Southern Carpathians, Brasov also serves as a popular ski resort.

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Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Triglav National Park, SloveniaSource: wikipedia.org

Established in 1981, the Triglav National Park is the only national park of Slovenia. However, what it lacks in quantity, it certainly makes up for in quality with this park that is famous for astonishing landscapes, monumental mountains, and diverse wildlife. Located in the northwestern part of the country, the park has many well-maintained hiking trails and tourist facilities.

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Gergeti Trinity Church, Georgia

Gergeti Trinity Church, GeorgiaSource: wikipedia.org

Situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri at an elevation of 2,170 m (7,120 ft) under Mount Kazbegi, the Gergeti Trinity Church is a 14th-century Holy Trinity Church in Georgia. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by a large area of untouched nature has made it a symbol of Georgia. The church is a popular resting point for trekkers in the area and can be reached by a steep 3-hour climb up the mountain.

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Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade, SerbiaSource: wikipedia.org

Translated as “the White City,” Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. Home to 1.34 million people, the city has numerous historical buildings that are among its premier tourist attractions. Belgrade is also popular among young travelers as it has a reputation for offering a vibrant nightlife as well as many extreme sports such as bungee jumping and water skiing.

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