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Hidden Gems: Beautiful Regions

Santorini, GreeceYucatán PeninsulaLauterbrunnen, Switzerland

This inspiration list is part of a short series of inspiration lists titled "Hidden Gems:". The Hidden Gems series will be about all sorts of attractions that maybe not everyone knows.



There is an incredible number of great things to see on the planet. You may know many attractions worldwide, but there are most certainly also loads that you never knew existed.

This week's post is about regions around the world that are just beyond beautiful and that have a lot to offer for you as a tourist.

Santorini, Greece

Many people are familiar with the fact that Greece is a beautiful country with a lot to offer. 

However, if you were to mention a place in Greece that stands out from the other places, it would be Santorini, an archipelago of volcanic islands located about 200km southeast of the mainland of Greece. 


Santorini is best known for its towns on the hillsides close to the water, white buildings with many colors, characteristic blue domes, and stunning ocean views.


But it's not all glosses - there's actually a lot to do in Santorini. There are traditional paradise beaches, good hiking routes, great attractions, and perhaps most importantly, really delicious food.


For example, a prevalent hiking trail is from Imerovigli to Oia. It is 8.7 kilometers long and offers many vantage points where some of the most beautiful scenery will greet you.


Sunsets are beautiful no matter where you are, but sunsets in Santorini are just on another level due to the panoramic view of the ocean and islands you get in Santorini.


For the best possible experience of watching a sunset in Santorini, head to either Oia or Fira, as these places have the best view for a sunset. 


Read more about what Santorini has to offer in the section below.

Yucátan Peninsula, Mexico

Far down in Mexico, there is a place called "Yucátan Peninsula. Yucátan Peninsula has a lot to offer; exciting cities, jungles, castles, beaches, and even pyramids!


One of the most popular cities in the Yucátan Peninsula is "Cancún," a Mexican version of Miami.

Another popular city in Yucátan is Mérida, which is more of a traditional capital city - definitely worth visiting.

Outside the towns of the Yucátan Peninsula, there is an incredible number of things to see. 

But one of the most notable is "El Castillo, Chichen Itza," a temple and a pyramid in the middle of Yucátan. 


There are several ways to get to Chichen Itza, but it is recommended that you make it a trip in a day or two, exploring the jungle and ending at Chichen Itza.


Another bizarre thing that Yucatán has to offer is Los Colorado's. These lakes are used for salt production, but they are not just wholly typical lakes; they are entirely pink. It's easy to get to Los Colorados as you can either drive or walk there. You can also find wild flamingos in the area, which can be an experience out of the ordinary.


Finally, we would recommend that you also visit some of Yucátan's cenotes. Cenotes are caves filled with freshwater, making it an exceptional experience both to be in there and to dive, as you can see much more than you would normally be able to in a cave.

The Valley of 72 Waterfalls, Switzerland

Switzerland is an incredibly beautiful country and perhaps the country with the most spectral part of the Alps. The mountains of Switzerland look a lot more aggressive than in many other countries, which is a nice change of scenery if you're driving through the Alps. 

Besides having beautiful mountains, Switzerland also has a lot of and beautiful waterfalls. In Switzerland, there is a valley called Lauterbrunnen Valley, which contains 72 waterfalls.


Some of the waterfalls are more well known than others, including Staubbach Falls and Trümmelbach Falls.

Staubbach Falls drops 300 meters and is located in the town of Lauterbrunnen, which gives an excellent atmosphere and view, no matter where in the city you are.


Trümmelbach Falls, on the other hand, is slightly different and unique. It's a waterfall that sort of cuts through the Mountains, which is a bit like a cave. If you want to experience Trümmelbach Falls, take a lift to the top of the waterfall, and then you walk along the waterfall down through the cave until it runs into a river further down the valley.