Top 10 Most Enticing Alleys

Top 10 Most Enticing Alleys

Whenever you get to another city the first thing you do is get the map. You do not want to get lost. But once you reach the center or the old town you have to explore it by hitting the narrow, precipitous, short or long alleys. It is even nice to get lost in the web of these streets that take you to the most romantic corners of the city. Check out these nice alleys that are picturesque on their own.

10. Colmar, Alsace region, France

The well-preserved old town and the diversity of architectural styles make Colmar one of the most popular destinations in France. The town looks like from a fairy tale and strolling in its romantic streets is one of the most popular activities.

 

Top 10 Alleys-Colmar-Photo by Michele Galante

Photo by Michele Galante

Top 10 Alleys-Colmar

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Colmar, France

Photo by Frank Bredehoft

9. Birgu, Malta

The historic fortified city established on the side of the Grand Harbour is a popular tourist attraction. Old churches, palaces, and museums are sprinkled around, connected with a web of narrow picturesque streets and alleys, that are indeed fun to discover.

 

8. Vilnius, Lithuania

The gorgeous old town is one of the oldest and biggest urban ensembles in the Eastern Europe. It is protected by UNESCO and comprises many beautiful buildings from various historical eras. Most of the narrow streets have old authentic stone pavements.

 

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Top 10 Alleys-Vilnius-Photo by Murat Aran

Photo by Murat Aran

7. Chefchaouen, Morocco

The province is prominent for its unique and beautiful feature: blue houses and alleys. The local people are known for their friendliness and hospitality. Chefchaouen is also famous for the local handicrafts, that are being sold at the markets there, and local cuisine.

 

Chefchaouen

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Chefchaouen

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Chefchaouen

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Top 10 Alleys-Morocco-Photo by Andy Mumford

Photo by Andy Mumford

6. Bibury, Gloucestershire, England

The old village, mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086), is famous for its stone cottages built in the 17th century. Often referred as the most beautiful village in England, Bibury is definitely very charming and very English. As well as its old romantic alleys.

 

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Top 10 Alleys-Bibury-Photo by Maurizio De Angelis

Photo by Maurizio De Angelis

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Bibury

Photo by Gordon Tweedale

5. Dubrovnik, Croatia

The whole city is the most important tourist attraction in the country – it is in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Among many narrow and precipitous alleys, Stradun is the main street, crossing through the old town.

 

Dubrovnik

Photo by Karl P. Laulo

Dubrovnik

Photo by İlhan Eroglu

4. Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded in the 16th century, Old San Juan is the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico. It features various sites that are protected by UNESCO. The vibrant houses and unique streets, made of blue bricks, create a spectacular cityscape.

 

Top 10 Alleys-San Juan-Photo by Mark Millan

Photo by Mark Millan

Top 10 Alleys-San Juan-Photo by Raul Marquez

Photo by Raul Marquez

Top 10 Alleys-San Juan-Photo by Carlos Gotay

Photo by Carlos Gotay

3. Ping Yao, China

The ancient city of Ping Yao used to be the financial center of China in the 14th century. Today it is listed as the World Heritage Site because of its ancient walls. The narrow Medieval streets and markets are well preserved and attract tourists from all around the world.

 

Ping Yao

Photo by Rocky Cai

Top 10 Alleys-Pingyao-Photo by Austin Johnsen

Photo by Austin Johnsen

Top 10 Alleys-Pingyao-Photo by Martin Schirlo

Photo by Martin Schirlo

2. The Kasbah des Udayas, Rabat, Morocco

Situated on the Atlantic Ocean Rabat has always been one of the most famous and important cities in the country. It has numerous beautiful examples of Islamic architecture. The ancient fortress features paths surrounded with white and blue walls, making it look so attractive.

 

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Top 10 Alleys-Rabat-Photo by Leemostien

Photo by Leemostien

1. Mykonos Island, Greece

Mykonos is one of the most desirable and beautiful holiday destinations after Santorini. Its pristine water, white houses, and windmills are the signature features. As well as its maze of streets: tourists like to get lost in it while exploring the old town.

 

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Top 10 Alleys-Mykonos-Photo by Ivana Jurcic

Photo by Ivana Jurcic