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MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS IN EUROPE IN 2021

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PARIS
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Anyone who loves travelling has been to Paris at least once. This magical city, affectionately known as ‘The City of Light’, is the capital of France and a very popular tourist destination. People with all kinds of interests visit Paris because this city truly has it all. Fashion, art, literature, history, football, music, partying — you name it, and Paris has it. 

Whether you’re a fashion student or just a casual observer, there’s no denying Paris’s role as the epicentre of all fashion. Most of the big names in today’s fashion, such as Louboutin, Chanel and Louis Vuitton, all boast French...

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Paris, France Photo #1 by Alamine Hadrati from googleParis, France Photo #2 by Himal Pokhrel from googleParis, France Photo #3 by VIKAS VERMA from googleParis, France Photo #4 by Marie-Nelly Annette from googleParis, France Photo #5 by Monica Cuenca from googleParis, France Photo #6 by Muthuraja S from googleParis, France Photo #7 by Monica Cuenca from googleParis, France Photo #8 by Леонид Ковальчук from googleParis, France Photo #9 by Sérgio Gonçalves from google
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Eiffel Tower, Paris
Eiffel Tower
 1767   1912
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Notre Dame, Paris
Notre Dame
 876   1071
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Louvre Museum, Paris
Louvre Museum
 486   743
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Disneyland Paris, Paris
Disneyland Paris
 1619   191
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Palais Garnier, Paris
Palais Garnier
 246   280
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ROME
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Rome, located in the central-western part of Italy near the Tiber River, is the capital of Italy and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. It is chock full of historical sights, gorgeous landmarks, and fun places to explore, so make sure to have a well-researched itinerary before you leave. Otherwise, you’ll be left with too many places to see with too little time! The first and most important Roman attraction is its architecture. From the Colosseum to the Roman Forum, history buffs and casual observers alike will be mesmerized by the air of history and the interesting...

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Rome, Italy Photo #1 by Alessandro Cocchi from googleRome, Italy Photo #2 by Muhammad Hamza from googleRome, Italy Photo #3 by jc b from googleRome, Italy Photo #4 by Domenico Maio from googleRome, Italy Photo #5 by DC1972SA from googleRome, Italy Photo #6 by M in Paris from googleRome, Italy Photo #7 by Daniela Laurenti from googleRome, Italy Photo #8 by Paul Mario from googleRome, Italy Photo #9 by Alessandro Piai from google
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Sistine Chapel, Rome
Sistine Chapel
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Roman Forum, Rome
Roman Forum
 288   616
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Trevi Fountain, Rome
Trevi Fountain
 417   409
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Spanish Steps, Rome
Spanish Steps
 310   381
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Colosseum, Rome
Colosseum
 1178   423
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AMSTERDAM
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Amsterdam, the capital city located in the western part of the Netherlands, is a charming city filled with a lot to see and experience. If you’re looking for a lighthearted adventure, planning a trip to Amsterdam is the right idea.

The first thing you’ll notice about Amsterdam is the bicycles. Since they serve as the primary mode of transport for many people in the city, you’ll see a lot more bicycles than in any other city in the world. In fact, seasoned tourists will tell you that the best way to explore the hidden depths of this idyllic city is to...

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Amsterdam, Netherlands Photo #1 by Mohammad Bayatnasab from googleAmsterdam, Netherlands Photo #2 by Elias Junio Aguiar from googleAmsterdam, Netherlands Photo #3 by Rodrigo Jiménez from googleAmsterdam, Netherlands Photo #4 by Tomáš Havel from googleAmsterdam, Netherlands Photo #5 by René van Hoek from googleAmsterdam, Netherlands Photo #6 by brn 196 from googleAmsterdam, Netherlands Photo #7 by Germain from googleAmsterdam, Netherlands Photo #8 by Zahra Torabi from googleAmsterdam, Netherlands Photo #9 by Anca Bratu from google
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Dam Square, Amsterdam
Dam Square
 159   202
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Keukenhof, Amsterdam
Keukenhof
 121   169
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Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Centraal
 206   201
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Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam
Amsterdam Museum
 153   57
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Heineken Experience, Amsterdam
Heineken Experience
 29   98
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BUDAPEST
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Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the ninth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city has an estimated population of 1,752,286 over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33% of the population of Hungary.The history of Budapest began when an early Celtic settlement transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum, the capital of Lower Pannonia. The Hungarians arrived in the territory in the late 9th century, but the area was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. Wikipedia
Budapest, Hungary Photo #1 by Shane O'Malley from googleBudapest, Hungary Photo #2 by ylli naka from googleBudapest, Hungary Photo #3 by Hare Videos from googleBudapest, Hungary Photo #4 by Nuno Sá from googleBudapest, Hungary Photo #5 by Víctor CM from googleBudapest, Hungary Photo #6 by Újpest Pogi from googleBudapest, Hungary Photo #7 by Szabolcs Lovas from googleBudapest, Hungary Photo #8 by Strong Sim from googleBudapest, Hungary Photo #9 by Cauê Koba from google
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Matthias Church, Budapest
Matthias Church
 67   242
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Heroes' Square, Budapest
Heroes' Square
 79   196
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Buda Castle, Budapest
Buda Castle
 145   123
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Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
Hungarian National Gallery
 16   186
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Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Budapest
Széchenyi Thermal Bath
 13   188
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ICELAND
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Iceland, a Nordic island country located south of the Arctic Circle, is a fascinating country to visit if you like to get a close look at the many exciting phenomena of nature. Also known as the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is known worldwide for its incredible collection of volcanoes and glaciers. 

Since most of Iceland’s population is concentrated in the capital city of Reykjavik, you don’t want to miss exploring this fun-filled city. From trendy bars to quirky coffeehouses, there’s no shortage of interesting conversations, great food, and gorgeous sights in this city. These outings won’t even be too...

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Iceland, Iceland Photo #1 by Mischa from googleIceland, Iceland Photo #2 by Don Song from googleIceland, Iceland Photo #3 by Rooz Izadi from googleIceland, Iceland Photo #4 by Annie Rajam from googleIceland, Iceland Photo #5 by Vipan randhawa from googleIceland, Iceland Photo #6 by Nikki Mowers from googleIceland, Iceland Photo #7 by Jerry Wang from googleIceland, Iceland Photo #8 by Alfonso Marcos Vidal do O from googleIceland, Iceland Photo #9 by Jaume Cusidó from google
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Landmannalaugar, Iceland
Landmannalaugar
 306   136
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Diamond Beach, Iceland
Diamond Beach
 250   97
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Skógafoss, Iceland
Skógafoss
 250   79
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Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Vatnajökull National Park
 87   175
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Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Jökulsárlón
 174   117
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GREECE
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Greece is located in Southeast Europe, with islands dotting a vast chunk of the Ionian and Aegean Seas. It is a country rich in history, mythology, art, natural beauty, and architecture, so visitors can sometimes feel spoilt for choice as to where they should go first. If you want to have a well-rounded holiday, look up things to put in your Greek itinerary well before you actually visit.

The most prominent attractions in Greece are all related to its native mythology. If you’ve ever been fascinated by Greek mythology or even read the Percy Jackson series as a child, you’ll love...

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Greece, Greece Photo #1 by Monica Cuenca from googleGreece, Greece Photo #2 by Julio FERNANDEZ CASANOVA from googleGreece, Greece Photo #3 by 黒ごま太郎 from googleGreece, Greece Photo #4 by Dr Anton Tsanis from googleGreece, Greece Photo #5 by Andrei Grigorjev from googleGreece, Greece Photo #6 by Юрий Иванчук from googleGreece, Greece Photo #7 by Ersi Seferiadi from googleGreece, Greece Photo #8 by Мишаня Кудрин from googleGreece, Greece Photo #9 by Monica Cuenca from google
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Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos
 2421   78
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Zakynthos, Greece
Zakynthos
 1080   83
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Corfu, Greece
Corfu
 1366   67
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Thera, Greece
Thera
 88   78
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Ionian Islands, Greece
Ionian Islands
 201   87
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DUBLIN
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Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Situated on a bay on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, it lies within the province of Leinster. It is bordered on the south by the Dublin Mountains, a part of the Wicklow Mountains range. It has an urban area population of 1,173,179, while the population of the Dublin Region (formerly County Dublin) as of 2016 was 1,347,359. Wikipedia
Dublin, Ireland Photo #1 by Jose Hugo Ruvalcaba from googleDublin, Ireland Photo #2 by Tim from googleDublin, Ireland Photo #3 by Yasmin Freitas dos Santos from googleDublin, Ireland Photo #4 by Tim from googleDublin, Ireland Photo #5 by Katarzyna Rudisteanu from googleDublin, Ireland Photo #6 by Rez from googleDublin, Ireland Photo #7 by Rob Mountford from googleDublin, Ireland Photo #8 by Mundo Sanchez from googleDublin, Ireland Photo #9 by Radu Costandache from google
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Temple Bar, Dublin
Temple Bar
 248   251
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Guinness Storehouse, Dublin
Guinness Storehouse
 80   165
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Phoenix Park, Dublin
Phoenix Park
 197   156
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Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Olympia Theatre
 82   73
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National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
National Botanic Gardens
 34   98
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ISTANBUL
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Istanbul , formerly Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait that separates Europe and Asia. With a population fifteen million, Istanbul is Europe's largest and world's fifteenth-largest city.Founded as Byzantion around 660 BCE, and renamed as Constantinople in 330 CE, the city grew in size and influence, becoming a beacon of the Silk Road and one of the most important cities in history. It served as an imperial capital for almost sixteen centuries, during the Roman/Byzantine , Latin , Byzantine , and Ottoman empires. Wikipedia
Istanbul, Turkey Photo #1 by Sümeyye Şentürk from googleIstanbul, Turkey Photo #2 by Нина Ревякина from googleIstanbul, Turkey Photo #3 by Ufuk OVACIK from googleIstanbul, Turkey Photo #4 by jamal Elbrahmi from googleIstanbul, Turkey Photo #5 by Evgeny Nelzikov from googleIstanbul, Turkey Photo #6 by Murat Ahmedoğlu from googleIstanbul, Turkey Photo #7 by Husam Mokhtar from googleIstanbul, Turkey Photo #8 by Fatih Bonomo from googleIstanbul, Turkey Photo #9 by Руслан Форостяк from google
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The Blue Mosque, Istanbul
The Blue Mosque
 107   431
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Galata Tower, Istanbul
Galata Tower
 211   214
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Basilica Cistern, Istanbul
Basilica Cistern
 54   205
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Golden Horn, Istanbul
Golden Horn
 99   180
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Galata Bridge, Istanbul
Galata Bridge
 188   113
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MALTA
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Malta , officially known as the Republic of Malta and formerly Melita, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy, 284 km east of Tunisia, and 333 km north of Libya. With a population of about 515,000 over an area of 316 km2 , Malta is the world's tenth smallest country in area and fourth most densely populated sovereign country. Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km2 . Wikipedia
Malta, Malta Photo #1 by  from googleMalta, Malta Photo #2 by Shane O'Malley from googleMalta, Malta Photo #3 by rosario lombardo from googleMalta, Malta Photo #4 by Hanna Ukleja from googleMalta, Malta Photo #5 by Katerina Rakhova from googleMalta, Malta Photo #6 by Alex Marks from googleMalta, Malta Photo #7 by Krstivoje from googleMalta, Malta Photo #8 by Ирина Кошелева from googleMalta, Malta Photo #9 by Grzegorz Juchno DG from google
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Mdina, Malta
Mdina
 329   136
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Gozo, Malta
Gozo
 596   222
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Blue Lagoon, Malta
Blue Lagoon
 121   92
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Blue Grotto, Malta
Blue Grotto
 55   76
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Popeye Village, Malta
Popeye Village
 51   52
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ATHENS
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Athens , is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years and its earliest human presence started somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennium BC.Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans. Wikipedia
Athens, Greece Photo #1 by Julio FERNANDEZ CASANOVA from googleAthens, Greece Photo #2 by Monica Cuenca from googleAthens, Greece Photo #3 by 黒ごま太郎 from googleAthens, Greece Photo #4 by DES RAFT from googleAthens, Greece Photo #5 by F. B. from googleAthens, Greece Photo #6 by Michael Kalafatas from googleAthens, Greece Photo #7 by Amanda França dos Santos from googleAthens, Greece Photo #8 by Gerry Zengerink from googleAthens, Greece Photo #9 by Carlos Dominguez from google
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Acropolis Museum, Athens
Acropolis Museum
 243   223
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National Archaeological Museum, Athens
National Archaeological Museum
 230   106
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Panathenaic Stadium, Athens
Panathenaic Stadium
 95   116
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Parthenon, Athens
Parthenon
 402   784
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Aegina, Athens
Aegina
 60   104
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