“Booking” chose the three most peaceful European cities: one is on the Adriatic

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Photo: Shutterstock / Dreamer4787

Tourism experts from the booking platform “OVO Network” have compiled a list of the most peaceful European destinations for the upcoming holidays, and also includes our neighbors.

Combining relevant data, such as pollution level and population level, from the “Google Maps” service, the booking platform distinguished three cities that are characterized as being the most peaceful places in Europe.

Hvar, Croatia

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Photo: Shutterstock / canadastock

The island of heather, worms and wine is attractive in both summer and winter, with a pleasant Mediterranean climate and numerous coves and surrounding islands.

Located between Bra, Korula and Vis, the island of Hvar is 70 km long and is the longest island in the Adriatic.

Impressive fortifications dominate the houses made of gray stone and orange tiles. The remains of the walls, built by numerous invaders, lead to a wide promenade, next to the blue sea and the real fishing port.

In the center of the city is one of the largest squares in Dalmatia, St. Stephen’s Square, the withered St. Stephen’s Cathedral, as well as the Renaissance theater, one of the first in Europe.

The square also houses the 15th-century bell tower, Gradska Loa and Hektorovieva Palace, and is known for its Gothic-Venetian windows.

On the south side of the square is an arsenal from the late 16th century. On its first floor a theater was built in 1612, the first public theater in the Balkans.

Outside the walls of the old town are the Franciscan monastery of 1461 and the church of Our Lady of Mercy.

Grier, Switzerland

Tourists come to this small Swiss town for dried cheese, but also for the medieval fortress.

The castle dates from the Middle Ages. The heraldic symbol of the founder of the castle is the dral (in French le grue), hence the name of the place, Gruyères.

The castle, around the development of the village, was founded by the first Earl of Grier in 1080 and 19 heirs managed to keep it in the family’s possession until 1554.

Meanwhile, in 1493, a great fire destroyed the entire interior and left only the walls intact.

The last owners of the line of the Earl of Grier rebuilt the castle, but due to the high costs of renovation, they fell into debt.

Count Miel, realizing that he would not be able to get out of debt, ceded the castle to the municipal authorities of Freiburg and Bern.

Today it is one of the most important tourist attractions in this part of Switzerland, with top quality areas for holidays with children.

Zahara de la Sierra, pania

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Photo: Shutterstock / Marques

The small southern town of Panija is characterized by a small population, but also by a large number of valleys and lakes.

As it is not a mass tourism destination, the city of Zahara de la Sierra is ideal for a quiet holiday.

The city is a kind of combination of religious facilities and services, souvenir shops and bars, so there is a network for everyone.

Of the interesting activities, we recommend you visit a 14th century castle or a man-made plaque.

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