Dream Destinations Steeped in Culture and Natural Beauty; The Street

France – Pyrénées – Mont Perdu

If you’re building your travel dream list, this is a good place to start. Here are 30 places rich in natural beauty and steeped in history and culture.

We travel to open our eyes to new experiences, cultures, sights and ideas. UNESCO, an agency of the United Nations, designates World Heritage landmarks around the world that are selected for their cultural, historical, scientific or other significance, and are legally protected by international treaties.

Currently there are 1,073 sites listed, the majority of them (832) for cultural reasons, and 206 are listed for their natural features. Only 35 meet the criteria for both cultural and natural features.

Prairies of seagrass, mountain and monasteries, the oldest human settlements in Europe, a volcanic archipelago, petrified waterfalls and more make up these extraordinary features.

If you’re building your travel dream list, this is a good place to start. Here are 30 places rich in natural beauty and steeped in history and culture.

Meteora, Greece 

In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these “columns of the sky” from the 11th century onward, according to UNESCO.

Source: Dream Destinations Steeped in Culture and Natural Beauty

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