Who doesn’t just love to sit and watch water flow by? Europe has some of the most beautiful lake bodies in the world. From scenic beauty to crystal clear water to clean shores, this place has it all. Not only is it a treat for the eyes but also offers a deep insight into nature as one paddles through the water observing the surroundings.
So want to know the best out of the lot? Here is a list of the 10 best lakes Europe has to offer.
1 Lake Annecy, France
This lake present in France offers pretty much all you can ask out of a lake, awe-striking view, unexplored villages and islands, the whole package deal wrapped up in one. This lake hence serves as a base to explore the rest of the beautiful Savoie region of France. Rimmed by mountains this is indeed one name that deserves to be on the top of the list.
2 Lake Geneva, France and Switzerland
This is one magical place whose visit gives the people the feeling of traversing back in time. Snuggled in the foothills of the beautiful Alps this is one of the largest lake covering areas in both France and Switzerland. Some of the most famous features of the lake are the cold, icy blue water, it's crescent shape and the plethora of historical towns and villages the lake has on its boundary, this is a proper historical treat.
3 Lake Garda, Italy
Being one of the most romantic destinations in Europe, this is a must visit lakes in the country with your significant other. Circumscribed by impossibly beautiful villages, this is one of the most beautiful lake Europe has to offer, offering both scenic as well as historic beauty.
4 Lake Como, Italy
Another mind-numbingly beautiful destinations in Italy is the Lake Como. The very elegant resort (and George Clooney’s favourite European hangout) is nestles in the shadow of the beautiful Rhaetian Alps offers the view one carries to the grave. In addition to this its shoreline is scattered with pretty villages adding to the beauty of the place.
5 Lake Wastwater, Lake District, England
This lake offers one of the most pretty country side view around the continent. Flaked by mountains on both sides, this lake in the valley was once voted the 'Best view England has to offer'. This gives one a basic idea as to how beautiful this place is. It is one of the most remote lakes in England due to a tough terrain to reach, but the wonder that awaits is easily worth every effort of the way
6 Sognefjord, Norway
House to numerous huge number of spectacular fjords , Norway is the to visit destination this summer. The largest and most beautiful fjord among the lot is one named Sognefjord, this holds record for being the third longest in the world. Blessed with a movie set worthy scenery and the virgin territory it earned the title of a World Heritage Site title by UNESCO.
7 Loch Duich, Scotland
Scotland renowned in the world as a land of many beautiful lochs in the Highlands, homes the most beautiful lake of Europe, Lake Loch Duich. Surrounded by castles on both sides, this gives the historical remembrance at its best and is a must visit sight for the history enthusiasts among us.
8 Lake Bled, Slovenia
This quaint and extremely picturesque glacial lake is located in the region of Julian Alps present in the Northwestern Slovenia. One of the favourites of overseas' visitors, one of its preeminent attraction is this quiet little island often known as the Bled Island. This island is a tiny forested circle that serves as home to the renowned 17th-century Church of the Assumption and its notable baroque clock tower.
9 Lakes of Killarney, Ireland
Ireland, renowned around the globe for its wild and rustic landscapes is the home of most beautiful lakes in the world, The Lakes of Killarney. It is a famous scenic attraction which flocks the tourist attraction towards itself consisting of three lakes – Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and Upper Lake.
Another treat for the History fans are the surrounding Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey and Muckross House. This is one of the highly visited places in Ireland thanks to its unparalleled beauty
10 Kerid Crater Lake, Iceland
Iceland well reputed for its beautiful crater lakes, however when asked about the most visited and attractive the name that pops to the head is that of Kerid – a volcanic crater lake situated in the Grímsnes area lying in the southern region of Iceland.
Like many of Iceland’s attractions, it’s presents one with a surreal sight; the pool full with glistening aquamarine water and the surrounding steep barren walls gifts it an ethereal lunar-esque feel.