Top 13 Small Countries

with amazing attractions

Many of the small countries around the world are virtually unknown to most people. These places offer some amazing attractions and are worth visiting.

Many of the world’s impressive sites, unique architectural jewels, breathtaking natural beauties and stunning beaches are located in some of these small countries and should be added to your bucket list.

Check out these 13 small countries that are worth a visit.

13. Samoa

Samoa, in the South Pacific is an independent island nation, near New Zealand and Australia. It consists of two main islands Savai'i and Upolu with four smaller islands surrounding the landmasses. The capital city of Apia, is where the Scottish author, Robert Louis Stevenson spent his last years and wrote some of his famous classics. Samoa has many attractions such as the Alofaaga Blowholes, Sua Giant Swimming Hole and many more.

12. St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Caribbean, north of Trinidad and Tobago. It include the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines. The capital and main port of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is Kingstown, one of the most picturesque in the Caribbean. St. Vincent has a rugged mountainous terrain, lush forests and many uncluttered beaches with volcanoes and refreshing waterfalls.

11. Palau

A global leader in protecting marine ecosystems; Palau is a group of 250 islands in the Micronesia area of Oceania. With the abundance of colourful marine life, it is the ultimate underwater playground with underwater scuba diving. Palau is home to famous sites, such as The Blue Corner, German Channel and Blue Holes. On land visitors will delight in the exotic birds, breathtaking flora, and diversity of the islands.

10. Grenada

Known as 'the Spice Island', the island of Grenada include six smaller islands. It is located near Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean Sea and is bordered by stunning beaches and dotted with picturesque towns. The capital, St. George’s, whose colorful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. Grenada is home to exotic flowers and plants, spice trees and is a major producer of spices like nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa.

9. Malta

Malta is a small island country in the Mediterranean Sea, south of the island of Sicily, Italy. Maltese archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. The capital, Valletta boasts of picturesque beaches with a rich history. Malta has unique architectural monuments, fortresses, temples set on sea cliffs, walled cities, underground tunnels and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

8. The Maldives

The Maldives is one of the world's most dispersed countries with over 1000 coral islands. It become an independent country in 1965 after many colonial rules. Today, the Maldives has a vibrant tourism economy due to its famous white sand beaches and crystal blue waters. The Maldives offer different luxuries but all have one thing in common; the opportunity to discover an amazing underwater world.

7. Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, with a population of 55,000 people. St. Kitts has the spectacular peak of Mount Liamuiga, a dormant volcano covered by dense tropical forest and home to green velvet monkeys. With natural beauty, and picturesque beaches the nation is one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean.

6. Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein, a small alpine country is surrounded by Germany, Switzerland and Austria, It is the last remnant of the Holy Roman Empire and an independent nation with very close ties to Switzerland. It has beautiful mountain scenery, medieval castles, alpine landscapes and villages linked by a network of trails. The capital, Vaduz, is a cultural and financial center, home to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, with galleries of modern and contemporary art.

5. San Marino

The Republic of San Marino is a landlocked country, surrounded by Italy in Southern Europe. It is among the world’s oldest republics and Europe's third smallest state with a population of about 33,000. Its capital, the City of San Marino, has medieval walled old town and narrow cobblestone streets. The Three Towers, castle-like citadels dating to the 11th century, sit atop Titano’s neighboring peaks. The country has a small wine industry.

4. Tuvalu

Tuvalu, formerly the Ellice Islands is one of the smallest Polynesian island and most remote nations in the world, located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. It has a distinctive Polynesian culture of atoll island people who maintain their unique social organization, art, crafts, music, dance, architecture and legends.

3. Nauru

Nauru, is the smallest island country in the world, located in the Central Pacific Ocean, northeast of Australia. In the 1980's it was famous for a booming phosphate mining. Nauru boasts of an amazing marine life, colorful reefs and pristine beaches. It offers deep sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba dive and other water sports as well as a great place to simply experience a holiday in a world far from your own.

2. Monaco

The Principality of Monaco, is a tiny sovereign city-state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It has a constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II, as head of state. Its major district Monte-Carlo, is home to an elegant belle-époque casino complex and ornate Salle Garnier opera house. It is a favorite playground of the rich and famous. It is known for exclusive shopping, yacht-lined harbor and prestigious Grand Prix Formula 1 motor race.

1. The Vatican

The Vatican, is the world's smallest country with millions of visitors every year. Vatican City is uniquely a city within a city, internationally recognized independent state. It is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and home to the Pope. It boasts of breath-taking attractions including, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and famous for Michelangelo’s amazing ceiling.

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