Zagreb in Croatia has been named as the ultimate European getaway for tourists in 2017, followed by the Swedish island of Gotland.
The Croatian capital received the accolade in the travel publisher Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2017 list, which highlights the most exciting European destinations to visit this year.
Galicia in Spain was awarded 3rd spot on the list of the best destinations to visit in 2017, closely followed by the rugged landscape of northern Montenegro and the northern English city of Leeds.
Other notable destinations include Alentejo in Portugal and Northern Germany.
Moldova took the 8th spot, beating out the likes of sun-soaked Paphos in Cyprus (No. 9) and the picturesque French region of Le Havre (No. 10).
Who made the top 10?
- Zagreb, Croatia
Average Highs: 81° F July, 37° F January
- Gotland, Sweden
Average Highs: 70° F July, 36° F January
- Galicia, Spain
Average Highs: 73° F July, 50° F January
- Northern Montenegro
Average Highs: 90° F July, 48° F January
- Leeds, UK
Average Highs: 64° F July, 41° F January
- Alentejo, Portugal
Average Highs: 91° F July, 61° F January in Algarve
- Northern Germany
Average Highs: 71° F July, 37° F January
Average Highs: 77° F July, 32° F January in Chişinău
- Pafos, Cyprus
Average Highs: 86° F July, 63° F January
- Le Havre, France
Average Highs: 70° F July, 46° F January
The list – put together for the Best In Europe 2017 guide – was compiled to highlight must-see sights beyond the traditional attractions of London, Prague, or Paris.