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Sarandë District, Albania

Syri i Kalter: The Blue Eye

A naturally beautiful, seemingly bottomless deep blue spring.
Dion, Greece

Dion Archaeological Park

This open air archeological site houses almost as much wildlife as it does classical religious artifacts.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.
North Macedonia

Little Pioneers Youth Camp

An abandoned resort in North Macedonia is a relic from the Communist Party of Yugoslavia.
North Macedonia

Kokino Observatory

This 3,800-year-old site contains markers used to study the movement of the sun and moon and create a lunar calendar.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
Prague, Czechia

Sex Machines Museum

The first museum in the world devoted to sexual gadgetry.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

Around 100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Lohmen, Germany

The Bastei

Ruins of a German Castle on top of a towering stone pillar.
Oxford, England

Oxford Botanic Garden

The fantastic charm of England's oldest botanical garden has made it a place of writerly inspiration for centuries.
Wiltshire, England

Silbury Hill

Europe's largest prehistoric mound – burial site of a legendary king?
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Wiltshire, England

Hackpen White Horse

England's only square-dimension hill horse was built to celebrate Queen Victoria's coronation.
Cheltenham, England

The Doughnut

Britain's answer to the NSA is based out of this deliciously-named circular headquarters.
Bourton-on-the-Water, England

Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village

A miniature village mimics the surrounding buildings so well it includes itself.
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
Gloucestershire, England

Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling

Every year locals tumble 650 feet down to the bottom of the hill chasing a Double Gloucester cheese.
Tetbury, England

Tetbury Dolphins

It's a mystery as to why this inland village chose the dolphin as its symbol.
Gloucestershire, England

Chedworth Roman Villa

Deep in the countryside lie the remains of one of the grandest Roman dwellings in Britain.