Condé Nast Traveller has meticulously cataloged 71 of the world’s most captivating walkways, from cobblestone paths lined with vibrant houses to architectural marvels and tree-lined avenues, each road tells its own unique story. Nestled among these noted locales is a charming alleyway on the jet-setting Cyclades island of Mykonos.

Just shy of the top 10, Mykonos and its cobblestone streets are placed in eighth place, adding to the very popular holiday destination’s global recognition.

“Wandering through the streets of Mykonos is a feast for the eyes,” observes Condé Nast Traveler. “The enchanting allure owes much to the labyrinthine cobblestone paths, meandering amidst whitewashed abodes. Certain corners of the island offer breathtaking vistas of the azure sea.”

Meanwhile, the quaint streets and passages composing the historic center of Colmar, France, contend for the coveted title of the world’s most beautiful road. Adorned with wooden houses painted in vivid hues, and punctuated by small bridges spanning picturesque canals, Colmar’s architectural splendor is unparalleled.

In the runner-up position is Brunngasse, a mesmerizing thoroughfare nestled in Brienz, Switzerland, along the tranquil shores of Lake Brienz. Lined with 18th-century residences and adorned with charming wooden chalets, Brunngasse exudes timeless elegance.

In third place, the streets of Setenil de las Bodegas, a serene town nestled between Seville and Malaga, boast pristine white dwellings seamlessly integrated into the surrounding rocky terrain, offering a striking juxtaposition of nature and architecture.