7 Cities In Europe To Visit Before They Get Discovered

7 Cities In Europe To Visit Before They Get Discovered

As Europe is pretty famous among travelers from out Asia, America and Oceania you can actually find tourists almost everywhere. But for some reason there are still some cities left in Europe that don’t attract as much travelers as they actually deserve. For die-hard travelers this is a pretty good outcome, as this means that they will have the time in this cities to discover everything without standing in mass crowds and without having to queue for everything they want to see. For the cities named below it won’t take long before tourists will discover them and that is why you should visit them now, now they are still pretty ‘undiscovered’.

Riga, Latvia

Riga is the capital of Latvia.. a small city with an amazing amount of charmes. Riga is starting to get discovered by tourists, but a lot of people still don’t know what you should do in Riga, or haven’t heard of it all together. Riga is investing a lot in tourism right now and it won’t take long before it will get discovered, which is why you should go now. As Riga was a part of the Sovjet Union before there is a lot of interesting history, but there are also a lot of amazing buildings and musea in this city.

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana is one of Europe’s prettiest cities, but few people have heard of it. Ljubljana is filled with beautiful buildings and vivid markets and squares. As Ljubljana doesn’t have big tourist attractions it doesn’t attract a lot of tourists, but this city is definitely worth a visit before it gets discovered!

Antwerp, Belgium

As Antwerp isn’t a typical city for tourists, it isn’t very crowded yet. But Antwerp still is one of the biggest cities of Belgium and it is definitely something you should visit. Antwerp can be compared with Brussels if you look at the houses and the typical architecture of it, but the special thing about Antwerp is that it is a very sympathetic city with very kind people, small and cute restaurants AND -not to forget- it is the fashion capital of Belgium!

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina 


This little village in Bosnia & Herzegovina is an amazing place, and photographers love it. It is a must see and soon a lot more people from over the world will think so as well. As a small city is quickly filled with tourists you should visit it now, now it is still a pretty unfamiliar place.

Lille, France



At the north of France there is the city Lille, a quite undiscovered city, but oh so pretty. I don’t know exactly why, but Lille has a certain ‘charm’ and it is actually a pretty cute town, filled with bars and bistros, little boutiques and little streets you should wander through. Lille probably is the most underrated city of France, but now you know of its existence you should visit it. From out Paris it is actually pretty easy to reach!

Bergen, Norway


When thinking of Norway you think about Oslo, but did you think about Bergen too? Surrounded by nature, and an amazing view at the water Bergen is probably one of the prettiest locations of Norway, but a lot of people have never heard of it. Still, Bergen is soon to be discovered by loads of tourists as it keeps getting more and more tourist attention and press attention. So quickly visit it, before everyone else does!

Kiev, Ukraine


A lot of people don’t consider Ukraine as a location where it is safe to travel to, so they don’t. This is why Ukraine is a pretty much undiscovered country where you won’t find a lot of tourists. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a pretty country to visit. Kiev, for example is one of the most beautiful cities of Ukraine and absolutely underrated. But now that solo travelers take over the world and fewer people are held back by fear of traveling to ‘unsafe’ destinations it is likely that Ukraine won’t be undiscovered for long. So, that being said, you can understand why you should go to Kiev quickly!


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  • MissLilly

    Going to Lille next weekend 😀 And yes, I agree with you, many cities get forgotten because everyone tends to visit the capital. Good choices

  • I was in Ljubljana and I have fallen in love with the city. I enjoyed every moment.

    x Kate

  • I’ve heard of a lot of these places, but never considered going. I am interested in someday booking a tour of Eastern Europe. So many undiscovered wonders!

  • I don’t really think Kiev is a safe city to be at right now, considering the ongoing war with Russia and that dozens of people get killed every day in Ukraine.

    Other than that, great list. I’ve been to Ljubljana and Mostar and they’re really awesome cities!

  • Anna

    I keep seeing Ljubljana coming up on travel blogs and Pinterest and I have to admit it looks really pretty!!
    I admit that I prefer Antwerp to Brussels on any given day, but compared to Bruges or Ghent, I prefer those two to Antwerp, because they’re smaller and “cuter” I dare say!!

    • Bruges is a lovely city, I think it is funny that it is more famous than Antwerp, since Antwerp is one of Belgiums biggest cities

  • Interesting list! I’ve heard of all these places but haven’t had the opportunity to visit yet, will definitely have to check them out before tourists fill their streets!



    • You should! They are easy to reach from out other places to whenever you visit something in Europe you should make a day trip out of it. Lille can be visited from out Paris, Ljubljana from out Budapest etc..:-)

  • Olga Rabo

    Lovely post!
    So nice to see my beautiful Riga at the top of your list 🙂


  • I have booked two of the places for this spring, Riga and LIlle. Looking forward!

  • So many good cities! I absolutely love Ljubljana and and Mostar – two of my favourites!

  • Hey guys!
    Im originally from Kiev. I moved to London 6 month ago. At the moment, Kiev is safe. The Eastern part of Ukraine is in danger(because of the war), but don’t be afraid of visiting Kiev.
    P.S. Miss my country ;'(

  • Nice picks! Very eager to visit Mostar, Ljubljana and Antwerp,
    I would add Belgrade and Bucharest to the list as they are small but will probably get very hip destinations soon. And since I live in Sofia, Bulgaria – I’d recommend a visit as well 😉

  • Ljubljana looks and sounds lovely, definitely going on my bucket list!
    And I agree with you on Mostar, it’s one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited!

  • I love these cities, i want to see them all but mainly the one in Belgium. I love how you explained about each city, i love to be educated x


  • They all look so beautiful. I love travelling and haven’t done a lot in Europe so I may have to go visit some of these.

    Taylor // http://www.noelbeauty411.com

  • Oh! I’ve been wanting to visit Slovenia ever since I got back from Riga. Will you consider doing a blog post on Ljubljana? x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

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  • I never really thought to visit any of these cities (and a few I’ve never even heard of). Thanks for sharing this list!

  • My boyfriend and I have just started planning an Eastern Europe road trip including Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I’m so excited to see these underdog countries!! Great post!

    Steph xoxo

  • Thanks for the amazing tips, I wouldn’t have even considered places like Latvia before! I currently live in Lyon (which you should definitely check out if you haven’t already) so will definitely try out some of these places.

    Aidan / aidandick.blogspot.co.uk

    • I’ve heard a lot about Lyon, but I can imagine it is pretty undiscovered for everyone who doesn’t go camping in France;-). You should go to Latvia! It is beautiful

  • Kris

    The place are must-see. The cathedral are very impressive, the most catching is a blue one, the last. If I am not mistaken it is Rastrelli’s type of architecture. Thanks for traveling tips for the upcoming summer!

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