10 Best Historical Destinations in Europe You Must See in Your Lifetime

1. The Old City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Walk the entire circuit around the old city from the 25m high city walls. They were built and fortified between the 13th and 16th centuries. The protection offered by this structure is astounding. Bring your camera as the different views around each bend all make for excellent photo opportunities.

2. Auschwitz and Birkenau, Krakow, Poland

The most notorious of all the concentration camps and perhaps the very symbol for genocide in the 20th century, both sites can be seen in a day. Admission is free. A 15-minute documentary film from the liberation is a good start to the visit, after which you can explore the grounds.

3. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Above the Athens skyline, the Acropolis reigns supreme: brightly lit by night, chock-full of awestruck tourists by day, it is but one of the many ancient and modern treasures that this versatile city provides.

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