When it comes to European travel, popular cities like Paris and Rome tend to rise to the top of travel plans. And while we wouldn't dare tell travelers to skip some of the world's most prominent cultural and culinary hubs, Europe is full of surprising destinations that will far exceed your expectations - not least because you may never have considered them.
Need some examples? We've used our network of travel experts and European journalists to compile this list, from small towns in Sweden to lesser-known capitals in the Baltic states. They may take up fewer pages in your guidebooks than other hot spots, but you'll find that these cities have just as much natural beauty and must-see attractions as their more famous counterparts. In addition to Mostar, the list includes Trondheim - Norway, Tirana - Albania, Zamoram - Spain, Trogir and Opatija - Croatia.