Europe Through My Eyes in 14 Photos • Travel Photography • Iva Says

Last modified: April 17, 2018

Travel Photography: Europe

I’ve spent a lot of my time traveling throughout Europe. Over the years I ended up creating a large collection of travel photography.  I’m not a professional photographer, far from it, but for today’s post, I wanted to share my collection of some of the wonderful places throughout Europe.


Amsterdam, Netherlands

A 1970's Taxi Cab in Amsterdam, Netherlands
The things you get to see in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam was the starting point of my Euro trip back in 2012. This is a big, lively city and frequently reminded me of a mixture of Boston and New York City. 

Antwerp, Belgium

The port city in Belgium, Antwerp, showing off its Renaissance architecture.
Renaissance architecture in Antwerp.

Continuing my Euro trip to Antwerp, I discovered a small, yet luxurious town in Belgium.After some research, I learned that Antwerp is known for its diamond business (traders, cutters, and polishers) throughout history. 

Annecy, France

Lake Annecy in France
Lake Annecy

This is the third-largest lake in France; located in Haute-Savoie. In the summer, the lake is crowded with little boats, locals, and tourists. There is also a medieval old town with canals and bridges at the end of the lake. 

Assa, Greece (Chalkidiki Peninsula)

The beach at Assa Maris Bomo Club in Halkidiki, Greece
Assa Maris, Greece

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Chalkidiki Peninsula in Greece. It’s located just after the second finger, Sithonia, toward the third finger, Athos. Assa Maris Bomo Club not only has a wonderful beach and a clear blue sea, but a wonderful hotel and service. You can read my hotel review of Assa Maris Bomo Club here.

Barcelona, Spain

Panoramic view from Park Guella in Barcelona, Spain
Park Guella

A panoramic view from the Guella park in Barcelona, Spain. It’s a must visit when in Barcelona. The mosaics, gardens, and architectonic on the Carmel Hill are not to be missed and should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Check out this ultimate Barcelona travel guide on things to do and see in this lovely city.

Fussen, Germany

The beautiful man-made waterfalls in Fussen, Germany.
The waterfalls in Fussen

Fussen is just a 10-15 minute drive from the famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Hohenschwangau, Germany. These are man-made waterfalls in the Lech River by Fussen. You can take a 5-minute walk along the river and cross into Austria. 

Hohenschwangau, Germany

Close Up of Neuschwanstein Castle from Mary's Bridge
Close Up of the Neuschwanstein Castle

This is my all-time favorite from the travel photography collection. Visiting the Neuschwanstein Castle was absolutely amazing and like a fairy tale. Getting up to Mary’s Bridge (Marienbrücke) is a must for a photo of a lifetime of the Neuschwanstein Castle. I have a photo essay dedicated to Ludwig’s Castles here

Kallithea, Greece (Chalkidiki Peninsula)

Kallithea beach in the first finger of the Halkidiki Peninsula in Greece, Kassandra
Kallithea (Kassandra – Halkidiki, Greece)

Kallithea is located on the first finger of the Chalkidiki Peninsula in Greece. It has an amazing beach, with a shallow crystal-clear sea. It’s one of the best beaches I’ve been to in Greece. 

Madrid, Spain

Church of San Manuel y San Benito in Madrid (Spain's capital)
Church of San Manuel y San Benito

Madrid was my second to last stop on my Euro trip in 2012. It’s a big city, and I would recommend several days for exploration. The Church of San Manuel y San Benito is only a sample of the beauty this city has to offer.

Mavrovo, Macedonia

St. Nikola Leten in Mavrovo, Macedonia, also known as the church that is underwater being located in the middle of the Mavrovo Lake.
St. Nikola Leten – The Church Underwater

St. Nikola Leten is an old village church located in Mavrovo, Macedonia. The church is famous because, for most of the days of the year, it is underwater in the Lake Mavrovo. Only during the summer days, one can get the chance to visit it when the water level of the lake drains drastically because of the hot temperatures. 


Paris, France

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France from a distance.
The Eiffel Tower

Of course, a lot of people have Paris on their bucket lists. It’s a beautiful, romantic city with a lot of history. This shot of the Eiffel tower from afar is another favorite from my travel photography collection. 

Sicily, Italy

Amazing photos of Sicily - View from the Castle of Venus in Erice
View from the Castle of Venus in Erice

Sicily was an adventure of a lifetime. I spend 10 days on this island, and it wasn’t enough. Erice is a medieval town, with a castle on the top (Venus Castle). It offers unforgettable panoramic views. Check my photo essay of Sicily here.

Sinaia, Romania

The Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania
The Peles Castle

The Peles Castle was part of the Dracula Tour in Romania I took in 2013. I loved the castles and its nature around it! The architecture and paintings in the courtyard are absolutely fantastic and stunning. The castle is located in the Carpathian Mountains, which are very beautiful. Read more about the Dracula tour here.

Zurich, Switzerland

View of Zurich from the lake
Looking at Zurich from the lake

Lastly, Zurich is a city not to be missed. It might be expensive, but it’s so beautiful. The lake, rivers, canals, botanical garden, Chinese garden, are only a small part of the beauty this city holds. 

Concluding Thoughts

Each city and country I’ve shown you guys has its own charm and beauty. Of course, this goes for every place in the world, not just Europe. There are still many places I haven’t visited, but are on my bucket list, and hopefully soon in my travel photography collection.

I hope I have inspired some of you to go out there and explore the world. It’s a beautiful place. Or at least, I have inspired you to add some of these amazing cities to your bucket list. 

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Travel Photography Collection of Europe in 14 Stunning Photos


  1. Wow, lovely! My travel pictures are invaluable and I don’t know what I would do if anything were to happen to them. My most favorite of yours is certainly the castle! I was not able to get such a view when I visited.

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