Ever have one of those days when you just want to escape your life and disappear into a fairy tale world? Well, if you're furiously nodding at your screen right now then you'll be glad to hear that it is in fact entirely possible to do so.

Take a look at this list compiled by Bored Panda to see just what we mean. These villages might look like something out of a storybook but we promise you that each and every one of them are real. So next time you're looking to escape it all, don't hide in your bedroom. Just search for your nearest fantasy village and hide out there instead!

Do you live in a village that looks like something from a fairy tale? Then share your pictures below and don't forget to vote for your favorite!

#1

Small Town In Provence, France

Small Town In Provence, France

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Gnaf UTOPIE 3 years ago

"Small Town" is a really pretty name for a town !!!

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Bibury, Uk

Bibury, Uk

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Melody Lanzatella 3 years ago

I love England!

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Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg, Germany

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Laura Ingles. 3 years ago

Looks like the town square in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...

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#4

Gasadalur, Faroe Islands

Gasadalur, Faroe Islands

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Daria B 3 years ago

Awww... That waterfall... ♥

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Bagnone, Italy

Bagnone, Italy

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Mike Cassels 3 years ago

So many little nooks and viewpoints to explore . The kind of place you visit during a day out and wish you could stay for a month or more ,to take photographs of every thing from every possible angle and even some impossible angles! Captivating!

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#6

Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt, Austria

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Cesi Baca 3 years ago

Looks like the town from "Frozen" ????

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Manarola, Italy

Manarola, Italy

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Ciccionetto Pomodoro 3 years ago

Manarola, actually. "Cinque terre" means "Five lands" and Manarola is just one out of those five

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#8

Gokayama, Japan

Gokayama, Japan

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Eliza Qty 3 years ago

You should see winter in Romania! Breathtaking!!!

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#9

Hamnoy, Norway

Hamnoy, Norway

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airel's evil twin 3 years ago

that looks cold

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#10

Abandoned Fishing Village In Shengsi, China

Abandoned Fishing Village In Shengsi, China

Abandoned Fishing Village In Shengsi, China

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Zeinab Ayoub 3 years ago

i always hide in my bedroom cuz i don't have money to travel but oneday i'll travel to these village cuz it's so amazzing and i love it.

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#11

Renndølsetra, Norway

Renndølsetra, Norway

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Daria B 3 years ago

The next quest is on that mountain. The villagers eill tell me not to go because it's too dangerous. But I'll go because I'm the hero of the story and I need it to complete the game anyway. There's a powerful boss up there and a dungeon filled with treasure.

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#12

Eguisheim, France

Eguisheim, France

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Jade Bentzinger 3 years ago

Yeah at this point just make a tour of Alsace, Eguisheim is not the prettiest place there.

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#13

Shirakawa, Japan

Shirakawa, Japan

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Cesi Baca 3 years ago

Gingerbread houses : )

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#14

Monemvasia, Greece

Monemvasia, Greece

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Daria B 3 years ago

Oh, a sidequest village!

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#15

Mountain Village In China

Mountain Village In China

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Billy of China 3 years ago

China has many mountain villages!!These villages is so beautiful,has long history(Possible grammar is wrong, my English is not good, hope understanding)

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#16

Oia, Greece

Oia, Greece

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

Very Santorini.

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#17

Village De Penne, France

Village De Penne, France

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Daria B 3 years ago

Those stairs lead to a bonus stage.

#18

Bled, Slovenia

Bled, Slovenia

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

I love Bled. Been there three times. Have walked around the lake but never actually sailed out to the island. It always pays to save something for next time.

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#19

Foroglio, Switzerland

Foroglio, Switzerland

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

Not what most people would expect to see in Switzerland's Italian-speaking region, Ticino.

#20

Røros, Norway

Røros, Norway

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Luis Milian 3 years ago

love the snow in pictures...hate the snow in real life

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#21

La Petite-Pierre, France

La Petite-Pierre, France

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Janice Delight 3 years ago

Just thought the same thing, Emma. Pretty.

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#22

Dehang, Hunan, China

Dehang, Hunan, China

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Septia Yudhi Nugraha 3 years ago

City of Kung Fu Panda?

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#23

Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn, Netherlands

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Cherie van Gelder 3 years ago

I think I was 5 when we first went there... On pushbikes! Well, not me. I had a seat on my father's bike.

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#24

Göreme, Turkey

Göreme, Turkey

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Valldal, Norway

Valldal, Norway

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Janice Delight 3 years ago

love the pathway to the barn loft. Easy to fill with hay.

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#26

Colmar, France

Colmar, France

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

This one doesn't do Colmar justice.

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#27

Gasadalur, Faroe Islands

Gasadalur, Faroe Islands

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Beinta Jógvansdóttir 3 years ago

This is not Gásadalur, but a small village called Saksun. It's located in the north on the island of Streymoy, the Faroe Islands

#28

Peles Castle, Sinaia Romania

Peles Castle, Sinaia Romania

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Jana Meloska-Petrova 3 years ago

the most amazing place I've ever been to!

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#29

Stráž - Vrbice, Czech Republic

Stráž - Vrbice, Czech Republic

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Rhon 3 years ago

Hobbiton!

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#30

Reine, Norway

Reine, Norway

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Janice Delight 3 years ago

gorgeous !

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#31

Portmerion , North Wales One Of The Most Beautiful And Quirky Town, Worth Seeing!

Portmerion , North Wales One Of The Most Beautiful And Quirky Town, Worth Seeing!

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Karen Stauffer 3 years ago

Wasn't the tv show "The Prisoner" made here?

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#32

Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Romania

Sighisoara Medieval Citadel, Romania

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Laura Op 2 years ago

My beautiful home town :)

#33

Alberobello, Italy

Alberobello, Italy

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Merilyn Horton 2 years ago

Very welcoming

#34

Suzdal, Russia

Suzdal, Russia

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Daria B 3 years ago

The story of the little duckling who will soon leave home for an amazing adventure. This is his/her parent's moment telling an inspirational legend about bravery.

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#35

Grožnjan, Croatia

Grožnjan, Croatia

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Daria B 3 years ago

Istria! ♥

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#36

Fenghuang County, China

Fenghuang County, China

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Merilyn Horton 2 years ago

I adore the old Chinese towns

#37

Èze, France

Èze, France

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#38

Riomaggiore, Italy

Riomaggiore, Italy

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Janice Delight 3 years ago

Only thing pretty about this village is the water.

#39

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

I can taste the chocolate.

#40

Aldeias Do Xisto, Portugal

Aldeias Do Xisto, Portugal

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Serpe Escarpetim 2 years ago

"Aldeias do Xisto" (literally "Schist Villages") is actually a group/organization of historical villages mainly of schist construction. This one is called Foz D'Égua and it's beautiful! (Foz means river mouth, and Égua means mare.) You should check the other "Aldeias do Xisto", they're all awesome.

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#41

Mont Saint-michel, France

Mont Saint-michel, France

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

Awesome place in Normandy.

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#42

The Beautiful City Of York

The Beautiful City Of York

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Mandy Holt 2 years ago

this is the shambles- a famous street of shops,but York is full of interesting streets and the city walls

#43

Čičmany, Slovakia

Čičmany, Slovakia

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Ema Sklepic 2 years ago

How intricate :O lovely :)

#44

Burano, Venice, Italy

Burano, Venice, Italy

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Mandy Holt 2 years ago

this looks exactly like the photo -its amazing but the streets of Venice arent as colourful but just as facinating,

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#45

Frigilliana, Spain

Frigilliana, Spain

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Mandy Holt 2 years ago

lovely little village- went on a trip there on a Noddy train ,all the way though the countryside and up to the village and the street was so narrow a lady opened her front door and we were all saying hello to her inches away from her face.she really laughed

#46

Castle Combe, Wiltshire, Uk

Castle Combe, Wiltshire, Uk

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Jing Garcellano 2 years ago

A place we see in an old christmas card or post cards!

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#47

Popeye Village, Malta

Popeye Village, Malta

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

I missed this when I was in Malta. Just read about it in this month's Air Berlin magazine.

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#48

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

I walked down (and back up) all those steps last weekend.

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#49

Asos, Kefalonia

Asos, Kefalonia

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

That's my kind of beach.

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#50

A Small Floating Village Near Shanghai, China

A Small Floating Village Near Shanghai, China

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Tom van der Woude 3 years ago

This looks like Suzhou....

#51

Garmisch-partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany

Garmisch-partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

You've caught this street scene perfectly.

#52

Gimmelwald, Switzerland

Gimmelwald, Switzerland

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Aly Lopez 3 years ago

Every town in Switzerland looks amazing!!!

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#53

Brugge, Belgium

Brugge, Belgium

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Zuzanna Czajkowska 3 years ago

It's not the best picture of Brugge :) Brugge is beautiful!

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#54

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

I've stayed in that hotel (Imperial). Nice views from up there.

#55

A Small Village On The Water, Lofoten, Norway

A Small Village On The Water, Lofoten, Norway

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Merilyn Horton 2 years ago

I love Norway

#56

Uplistsikhe, Georgia

Uplistsikhe, Georgia

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Ia Khachapuridze 3 years ago

The most interesting and fairy countries in the world - Georgia... <3

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#57

Folegandros, Greece

Folegandros, Greece

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Daria B 3 years ago

Wow, immagine the view from those houses on the edge! Afraid of heights, anyone? ^_-

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#58

Santa Caterina Dello Ionio, Italy

Santa Caterina Dello Ionio, Italy

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Mirko 3 years ago

I hate those so unreal HDR pics...

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#59

Schiltach. Germany.

Schiltach. Germany.

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#60

Porvoo, Finland

Porvoo, Finland

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Capri, Italy

Capri, Italy

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

Was there last weekend. Can still smell the flowers.

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#62

Iffley Village, Oxfordshire Great Britain

Iffley Village, Oxfordshire Great Britain

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Janice Delight 3 years ago

nice

#63

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

The drive to Mostar is awesome.

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#64

Annecy, France

Annecy, France

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

Lovely place. Sad photo. :(

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#65

Sintra, Portugal

Sintra, Portugal

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Juliana Gonçalves 3 years ago

Only who has been there knows how fairy tale like it is ^_^

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#66

Sighisoara, Romania

Sighisoara, Romania

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Laura Op 2 years ago

The most beautiful place in Romania. My hometown. Worth a visit..

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Takayama Prefecture, Japan

Takayama Prefecture, Japan

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James Floyd 3 years ago

Takayama isn't a prefecture. It's a city in Gifu Prefecture (and very close to #13 entry Shirakawago and #8 Gokayama) Worth a visit!

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#68

Iacobeni, Romania

Iacobeni, Romania

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#69

Burano, Italy

Burano, Italy

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3 years ago

A small island off the shore of Venice. All the houses are bright colors and filled with little shops of hand made art and jewelry!

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Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

Nice shot. I'm surprised it didn't score better.

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#71

Cochem, Germany

Cochem, Germany

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Janice Delight 3 years ago

It would be better without the cars.

#72

Bale - Croatia

Bale - Croatia

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Diana Burolo 3 years ago

all istrian villages are beautiful <3

#73

Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle, Schwangau, Germany

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Tisha M. Scott 3 years ago

This is My favorite castle of all time. It is absolutely beautiful inside and out!

#74

Borkop, Denmark

Borkop, Denmark

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Merilyn Horton 2 years ago

So cute

#75

Smurf-like Village Of Júzcar, Spain

Smurf-like Village Of Júzcar, Spain

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Kelly Rane 3 years ago

Wow, they must like blue. lol

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#76

Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Agios Nikolaos, Crete

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Elke Lewandowski 3 years ago

OMG - so beautiful

#77

Whistler Village, Canada

Whistler Village, Canada

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Diane Edwards 3 years ago

We have celebrated Thanksgiving here, perfect way to start Christmas season.

#78

Nafplion, Peloponnese, Greece

Nafplion, Peloponnese, Greece

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Jana Meloska-Petrova 3 years ago

so cosy and romantic :)

#79

Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey

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Michel Guntern 3 years ago

Love the region. Shame about the lighting here.

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Oia, Santorini, Greece

Oia, Santorini, Greece

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Gotland, Sweden

Gotland, Sweden

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