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Most passionate travelers love to venture off the beaten path whenever they have an opportunity and some of the curious travelers like to take things a step further and visit somewhere unfamiliar and beautifully unique yet exotic, which very less has visited so far.So wouldn’t you love to surprise your fellow travel buddies by getting a passport stamp from a place that they wouldn’t even think of visiting in their wildest travel fantasies? There are some excitingly alluring places on this planet, which are either partially recognized as independent nations or dependent states on their parent countries, and these are perfect for the intrepid travelers, who love venturing out to somewhere enigmatic.
Here is our list of 5 strikingly beautiful places ghost destinations from around the world that don’t exist but promise to gratify the wanderlust in you for a lifetime.
The autonomous republic that declared independence from Georgia just 20 years ago, Abkhazia is a picturesque destination nestled between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. Once a prime vacation spot for the Soviet big-shots, Abkhazia is known for its white-sand beaches, colorful flora and majestic mountain settlements.
Former Serbian state that proclaimed independence in 2008, Kosovo is recognized by a majority of European countries except for Serbia and Russia. This limbo land is known for its stunning mountainous terrain, fantastic wine, striking 13th-century Serbian architecture, and friendly people.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is recognized as a state only by Turkey and considered a part of Cyprus under Turkish occupation by the rest of the world. If you don’t mind the barbed wire fencing and military presence, northern Cyprus is an alluring destination characterized by pristine beaches, fairytale castles and green foothills that are a blessing for those who love outdoorsy stuff like hiking.
One of Europe’s best-kept secrets, Faroe Islands is an archipelago of 18 islands that has functioned as an independent country since 1948. Situated midway between Iceland and Norway in the northern Atlantic Ocean, the islands charming cottages and beautiful uncultivated uplands attract outgoing travelers from all over the world.
Operating in free association with New Zealand, the island of Niue is one of the smallest independent states on the planet. Habited by only around 1,500 people, the Coral stunner is known for its amazing coastline and a breathtaking landscape. Best known for its cave system, this island is recognized as the most unique in the entire South Pacific.
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