The Best Eastern European Cities to Visit

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List of top Eastern European cities to visit. This list ranks the most popular cities of Eastern Europe for destinations. Though today Eastern Europe vaguely defines the region that comprises the geographical eastern part of Europe, Eastern Europe was also a term to define the European countries and their boundaries under Soviet Communist power during World War II. 

Eastern Europe's fascinating history draws visitors to its top cities each year. Unlike its Western counterparts, Eastern European cities are often more affordable and less touristed yet still rich in history and culture that's as authentic as it gets. Moscow, Prague and Warsaw are among the top most visited cities of the region. Eastern Europe offers many attractions that are off the beaten path, providing a truer glimpse into the traditions that were once repressed by Communist regimes.

Is it safe to travel in Eastern Europe? Today, Eastern Europe is popular among backpackers, students and budget travelers and the increased tourism continues to help strengthen the safety of traveling throughout the region. Russia, Poland and the Czech Republic are top Eastern European countries to visit among travelers. 

What are the best cities to visit in Eastern Europe? Rank the top Eastern European cities to visit. If your favorite Eastern European city isn't on the list of greatest Eastern European cities to visit, make sure to add it to the list.
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  • Prague
    1
    Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
    • Area (km sq.): 496.0
  • Budapest
    2
    Central Hungary
    • Area (km sq.): 525.16
  • Dubrovnik
    3
    Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia
    • Area (km sq.): 21.35
  • Istanbul
    4
    Marmara Region, Turkey
    • Area (km sq.): 5343.0
  • Saint Petersburg
    5
    Northwestern Federal District, Russia
    • Area (km sq.): 1439.0
  • Lviv
    6
    Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
    • Area (km sq.): 182.01
  • Kyiv
    7
    Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine
    • Area (km sq.): 839.0
  • Bratislava
    8
    Bratislava Region, Slovakia
    • Area (km sq.): 367.58
  • Athens
    9
    Attica, Greece
    • Area (km sq.): 412.0
  • Tallinn
    10
    Estonia
    • Area (km sq.): 159.3
  • Ljubljana
    11
    Slovenia
    • Area (km sq.): 163.8
  • Bucharest
    12
    Romania
    • Area (km sq.): 228.0
  • Moscow
    13
    Russia
    • Area (km sq.): 2510.0
  • Split
    14
    Croatia
    • Area (km sq.): 79.38
  • Vilnius
    15
    Vilnius County, Lithuania
    • Area (km sq.): 401.0
  • Zadar
    16
    Zadar County, Croatia
    • Area (km sq.): 25.0
  • Kaunas
    17
    Kaunas County, Lithuania
    • Area (km sq.): 157.0
  • Zagreb
    18
    Croatia
    • Area (km sq.): 641.0
  • Brno
    19
    South Moravian Region, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic
    • Area (km sq.): 230.19
  • Pula
    20
    Istria County, Croatia
    • Area (km sq.): 51.65
  • Dalmatia
    21
    Croatia
    • Area (km sq.): 12158.0
  • Baku
    22
    Azerbaijan
    • Area (km sq.): 2130.0
  • Mostar
    23
    Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Area (km sq.): 1175.0
  • Sparta
    24
    Greece
    • Tbilisi
      25
      Georgia
      • Area (km sq.): 350.0