An Australian travel influencer took Tic Tac to share its most overrated and underrated destinations in Europe.
Jacki, who posts under the pseudonym @jetsetting_jackiregularly makes videos for his 23,000 subscribers, featuring travel tips for different locations.
In a recent article, she listed five places for each category and explained why – but not everyone agrees.
The clip has already been seen by over 115,000 people, and commenters have expressed their own opinions.
She captioned the TikTok: “So many European destinations are overhyped but that’s just my opinion so 100% make up your own mind and let me know what you think!” Which one do you want to fight me on?
An Australian travel influencer took to TikTok to share her most overrated and underrated destinations in Europe.
Jacki, who posts under the handle @jetsetting_jacki, regularly makes videos for her 23,000 followers, featuring travel tips for different locations.
Five overrated European destinations
Kicking off Jacki’s overrated list is none other than the capital of France.
She admitted: “So, honestly, I absolutely hate Paris.
“I’ve been into town three times now and I didn’t feel safe. It was dirty, the people weren’t very nice.
“I just didn’t enjoy my time in Paris and that’s why it’s on my overrated list of European destinations.”
One viewer agreed: “Paris is underhated (sic) and overrated,” while a second insisted: “I love Paris… you can’t change your mind.” Some neighborhoods are over-hyped, that’s for sure, but it’s still a beautiful city.
She continues: “Next, it’s a bit controversial, but Amsterdam joins Paris on the list and I just thought the partying there was pretty overrated.
“It just wasn’t as good as people made it out to be and yes, I know there are a few things that are legal there that aren’t legal elsewhere, but it just didn’t make up for it – I don’t know.”
However, commenters chimed in on this one, saying, “Amsterdam is amazing, just avoid the touristy places after the first day” and “Amsterdam is the best city I’ve ever been to.”
A third pleaded: “Amsterdam is the best city in the world. You should give it another chance! »
In a recent video, she listed five places for each category and gave her reasons – but not everyone agrees.
Third on the list is a place the influencer describes as “totally overrated” and says she “wouldn’t even bother going there”: Mykonos.
Jacki explained: I don’t know if it’s just because I’m so in love with Ios but Mykonos was so expensive.
“It was busy, people were really bad and thought they were awesome because they were in Mykonos and better than you.”
She added: “The music was also shit and the guys were so scary, so scary.”
The fourth destination on the list is a popular British holiday destination, best known for its vibrant nightlife: Magaluf.
The travel professional explained: “Oh my God, I thought I was going to be old when I left, but I’ve never felt older in my life than going to Magaluf.
“I’ve heard great things about the rest of Mallorca, so maybe I should go back, but Magaluf was the trashiest, most disgusting place I’ve ever been.”
Commenters joked: “How did Magaluf make this list? and “Who rates Magaluf?” », alongside laughing emojis.
A third wrote: “Magaluf is well known throughout Europe as a place not to go – filthy and full of miners, it’s certainly not highly rated.”
Island of Capri
The final destination on Jacki’s overrated list is the Italian island of Capri, located in the Bay of Naples.
She revealed: “I like it here on the Isle of Capri, it’s beautiful, I’ve been there twice now.
“But it’s so busy and it’s so small and all the shops and stuff are so expensive.
“I can’t afford to be there. I think if you were rich and had a sugar daddy it would be amazing.”
Five underrated European destinations
Moving on to her five most underrated destinations, the TikToker named the Italian region of Sicily.
She recalls: “I went there a few years ago and I can’t wait to go back.
“It was incredible, it was cheap, it was beautiful, a lot fewer tourists.”
One viewer agreed: “Sicily is fantastic, with incredible beaches and fantastic villages with hidden gems.”
However, another commenter claimed: “I went to Palermo in Sicily in 2002, the biggest dump I’ve ever been to.”
Another wrote: “Sicily is one of the poorest parts of Italy and there is almost nothing to see or do unless you want to stay at the beach all day or eat pasta, a big no for me.”
Jacki continues: “Next, Scandinavia. I feel like a lot of Australians don’t put this on their Europe itinerary, but I spent six months studying in Sweden and it was awesome, guys.
“I loved it there – I did Copenhagen, Norway, they were all amazing.
“The only place I didn’t like was Helsinki, but other than that it was all so much fun.”
However, viewers were quick to point out that Finland is not part of Scandinavia.
Another traveler added: “Scandinavia is good, but don’t go to Oslo. So expensive and not that different from Gothenburg or Stockholm.
Meanwhile, someone else was arguing, “How do you guys in Scandinavia come together into one place?” These are several countries.
Third, she talks about Malta, famous for its beautiful coastline and breathtaking landscapes.
Jacki revealed: “Malta is literally one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.
“The beaches were beautiful, the party was also a lot of fun and I feel like it’s still a bit quieter than some other European destinations.”
Viewers had similar experiences, adding: “Malta is a hidden gem, it’s a beautiful place. I’m going back this year” and “Malta is amazing”.
Others wrote: “Malta is the best” and “Malta is my favorite place”.
Spain’s fourth-largest city of San Sebastian is the latest underrated city for content creators.
She told viewers: “It’s literally one of the best dishes I’ve ever had in my entire life – you have to go.”
“It was so beautiful, it was cool, it was fun.”
Agreeing, another fan wrote: “Agree on San Sebastian, it’s the best. “I could easily live there – great atmosphere, beaches, mountains nearby, food is amazing.”
A second praised: “San Sebastian is the nicest city in Europe, best food by far.”
Finally, the travel pro talks about Iceland, even though he’s never been there.
She explained: “It’s a place I haven’t been but I know it will literally be amazing and that’s Iceland.
“I feel like a lot of people don’t put this on their bucket list, but it looks crazy and I just know I’m going to love it.”
But others say it should have been on the list of overrated countries, with one user writing: “Iceland is a bit overrated, the Baltics are really underrated and their people are amazing.”
Another agreed: “Iceland is not underrated, it’s so popular now.”