Bring your European experience home with you. Here is a list of must-buy European souvenirs to share with friends and family…or keep for yourself!
Europe’s vast landscapes create some breathtaking views. And some of the most awe-inspiring views in Europe occur where cliffs meet the water. From Ireland to Greece, picture-perfect spots can be found tucked away from everything else. Enjoy eight of the best European views right here in this photo gallery. Then, see them for yourself on your next trip.
Basalt cliff, Snæfellsnes, Iceland
Lóndrangar is the name given to the steep cliffs on the coast of Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland. While they were created long ago from violent volcanic activity, they’re now one of the most peaceful refuges in Europe.
Cliffs of Itzurun, Zumaia, Spain
The Cliffs of Itzurun can be found rising over the rocky shores of Zumaia in Spain. The grassy cliffs make for a safe retreat from the layered, fossil-like rock formations below. That’s what makes it one of the most popular destinations for photographers in Spain.
Ponta de São Lourenço, Madeira, Portugal
Found on the peaceful island of Madeira, the cliffs of Ponta de São Lourenço are a preserved piece of natural beauty. Their rough terrain has made them uninhabited by people. But that only makes their astonishing views even more amazing.
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Located in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is the fascinating result of years of volcanic activity. Smooth rocks line the coast while wide cliffs reach for the sky. Striking features lie around every corner and practically beg to be explored by guests.
Rogaland Cliffs/Pulpit Rock, Norway
The country often referred to as an eldorado for climbers, Norway is the home of the jutting Rogaland Cliffs. These cliffs are a haven for cliff climbers, mountain climbers, and ice climbers. Visit Sandnes, Norway for an exhilarating cliff experience.
White Cliffs of Dover, United Kingdom
The UK’s White Cliffs of Dover are one of the most unique cliff formations in Europe. Their stark white color allows them to be seen all the way across the channel in France. And many types of birds make their homes in hollowed-out parts of the cliffs’ chalk walls.
Étretat Cliffs, France
Resting on the northwestern coast of France, the Étretat Cliffs are a true natural wonder. They are most commonly known for the three arch formations that have formed off the side of the cliffs. And it should come as no surprise that they inspired work from French artist Claude Monet.
Fira, Oia, Imerovígli and Firostefáni all form “Caledra’s eyebrow”, (it seems it is called Caldera’s eyebrow) the beautiful cliffs on Santorini, Greece. Houses and resorts cascade down the cliffs creating an amazing sight in itself. Together, they make a breathtaking scene that can truly only be found in Europe.
Blue Grotto, Malta
From its crystal blue waters to its rocky cliffs, Malta’s Blue Grotto is a picturesque escape for photographers, boaters and sightseers. Take a boat around Blue Grotto and try to spot one of the area’s only habitants: the island lizards.
Europe is a very bike-friendly continent, both in the cities and out in the countryside. Turn your sightseeing into exercise and cover more ground on Europe’s great bike paths.
How architecture and contrasts changed Europe’s cities.
One of the best ways to witness the diversity of Europe is to participate in one of the many festivals – be it celebrating a saint, food , film or even the circus.
The borders between today’s Austria and its southern neighbours are particularly dissipating in Carinthia. Instead of drizzling with melted butter, here the famous ‘Kasnudel’ are topped with melted Sasaka: the word comes from the Slovenian language and simply means finely-diced bacon or a type of lardons. Besides being a wonderfully spicy spread for bread, it also figures prominently in Styrian cuisine, proving that the colorful culinary merry-go-round in the former territories of the Habsburg Monarchy is still vibrant today.
This hearty soup, pronounced ‘looshcosh’ in Romanian, hails from Ardeal (a region of Transylvanian Romania) and probably comes from the Hungarian soup called lucskos kaposzta.
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Culinary history has always been notable for successfully overcoming political boundaries. For instance, the history of the origins of the Tirol dumpling is in no way restricted to today’s Tirol. Although first recorded in a Tirol cookery book in the 16th century, spicy dumplings had been known fully 400 years earlier in areas of what is now Italy. This is demonstrated by a “fresco with dumplings” in the castle chapel in Hocheppan (Castel d’Appiano). What else but a delicious Tirol dumpling could have inspired the artist in question?
Trek through the Bulgarian outdoors to connect with nature, build serenity, and clear your mind.
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Radovljica hosts the largest chocolate festival, and the only of its kind, in Slovenia. Every year producers from across Slovenia present their products at the festival together with a variety of cooking shows, workshops and presentations. As sweet as it gets!
This Turkish delight is made of layers of filo pastry, Antep pistachio and syrup, and it requires great skill in production. ‘Antep Baklavasi’/‘Gaziantep Baklavasi’ is characterized by a dense taste and a unique aroma that comes from the pistachio and the butter, two of its main ingredients. If it is well prepared, it will immediately melt in the mouth.