Don’t overlook these unique villages
Unique and incredible villages just waiting to be discovered
Holidays are fast approaching and if you’re looking for an extra-special escape, these five incredible unique towns promise a most memorable experience.
Looking for peace and quiet but don’t want to go to the middle of nowhere to find it? Giethoorn has got you covered. This little village in the Netherlands is known as The Venice of the North – without the crowds. It is a village without roads, only canals and bike trails. The loudest sound you can expect to hear are ducks quacking and birds chirping.
Hobbiton, New Zealand
Discover the real Middle Earth at this incredible creation in the land of the Hobbits. Visit the original Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies and relive the drama and fantasy of this incredible story. Experience the magic with in-depth tours of the village, where you will see Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn, The Mill, double arched bridge and other moments from the films.
In 2011 Sony Pictures went to the lovely town of Júzcar, near Malaga in the Spanish province of Andalucía. The town was one of many white-washed towns throughout the province. Sony Pictures had a proposition. They told the village of 220 people that they wanted to paint one of the white towns of Andalucía completely blue to promote The Smurfs movie. They loved it so much; the town chose to remain blue, making it the first ‘Smurf town’ in the world.
Popeye Village, Malta
Once the film set of the 1980 Musical Production ‘Popeye’, this quirky town is now a major tourist attraction open all year round. There are plenty of fun activities for the whole family, ensuring a memorable visit. There are also many educational and creative games made fun in the company of Popeye and the whole gang.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Nestled atop mountains and surrounded by lush nature, Cinque Terre offers five stunning little towns for visitors to marvel over. With views of sparkling waters and multi-coloured buildings, these quaint towns are a popular tourist destination year-round. Swim, walk, hike, explore, shop – there’s something for everyone in Cinque Terre.