2. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo started off badly when the Olympic flag was raised upside down at the opening ceremonies, but went on to be a success. Unfortunately, any goodwill the city received during the Olympics was all but erased during the Bosnian War. But now, Sarajevo is back on its feet, making it one of Europe’s forgotten delights and one of the must-visit Olympic cities. The city’s amazing history is just one of its attractions-Islam, Catholicism, Judaism and Eastern Orthodoxy have mingled there for centuries. Sarajevo will now host the European Youth Olympic Festival in 2017 as well!