Having a busy daily life with a lot of technology surrounding us almost 24 hours a day, it is always a good idea to take a break and reconnect with nature. Surrounding yourself with woods, trees, mountains, and lakes, enjoying the fresh air and all the nature’s colors and sounds, just makes you feel the grandness of the world and our home called Earth. Always after fully immersing myself in nature, I will feel recharged with the new, positive energy and a sense of tranquility that ‘the world’s alright with me’ so here we bring you five gorgeous places in Europe where you can escape in greenery to enjoy!
1. Schwarzwald, Germany
When speaking about the green havens of Europe, we definitely need to include Schwarzwald or the Black Forest in Germany. Located in the Baden Wuerttemberg in southwest Germany, this beautiful, huge forest area of evergreen trees, has many of the wonders nature has to offer as well as many beautiful picturesque cities and villages enjoying its beauty. This magical setting is actually the place that inspired many wonderful stories and fairytales of the Grimm brothers so why not come here and enjoy it fully in real life – you’d be sure to take home some of its magic with you.
2. Triglav, Slovenia
This mountainous area of exquisite beauty in Slovenia is so special that it is the country’s only national park and largest protected natural area. Mountain hilltops, Alpine valleys, creeks, and lakes… you will feel like you are in a pastoral. Discover the many charms of the mountains, Tolmin Gorges, or the mysterious Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest permanent lake of glacier origins. Enjoy the sound of Kozjak waterfall and the murmur of the incredibly clear waters of Soča river. Soak in the views, surrounding landscapes, breathe in deeply the fresh air of the mountains and you will realize why you can’t spell Slovenia without ‘love’.
3. Cévennes National Park, France
One of the best-kept secrets in France, Cévennes National Park is a must-visit destination for any nature lover visiting France. Here you will enjoy the greenery, cascades, and waterfalls as well as incredible biodiversity. It is an ideal place to visit for anyone who loves discovering rare plants and animal species while hiking on one of the many trails.
4. Corfu, Greece
The green of the forests and bushes combined with the blue and turquoise of the clear sea is really something special to enjoy and the best places that can be found are usually islands. If you want to have peace and quiet in nature but also quick access to all the actions and happenings, Corfu island in Greece is the perfect destination for you. Situated in the Ionian Sea, it also includes many small satellite islands that will just take your breath away. Besides the incredibly beautiful nature, Corfu island also has a rich history so it is the best place to enjoy if you want to have it all!
5. Tuscany, Italy
If you are looking for classy nature and landscapes look no further – Tuscany is most certainly the best place to be. The never-ending views of hills and valleys open before you as you walk around and discover your surroundings. The scattered villages and cities invite you to stop by and get to know their interesting, rich history. But one of the most impressive things in this vine-growing area is definitely the scent coming from the many different plants growing in the fields – it is unforgettable and will make you want to come back and enjoy, again and again, creating a special bond with this extraordinary region!