Europe makes for a perfect summer destination. You’ll find stunning beaches, amazing landscapes, incredible cities and so much more to give you a fantastic vacation away. There are so many good spots throughout Europe it can be hard to decide where to go, so keep reading.
Here is a selection of some of the top places to visit in Europe this summer from cities to beach destinations.
Cyprus is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea which you’ll find towards the East of Europe. Around the island, you’ll find white sandy beaches and turquoise seas. The Island isn’t that big and consists of two parts, the North and the South, and popular holiday spots include Paphos, Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol, and Ayia Napa.
Malta is another island in the Mediterranean Sea. The country consists of various small Islands and is famous for it’s past and historic sites. A few things you should see and do during your visit include exploring the fortifications of Valletta, swimming in the stunning blue lagoon, and visiting the very cool Popeye Village.
Barcelona is packed with things to see and is a must-visit destination in Europe. When visiting be sure to explore the architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí, such as Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and the Sagrada Família, shop along the famous La Rambla highstreet, and enjoy lots of delicious Spanish Cuisine such as Tapas and Paella. The city also has an amazing nightlife with bars throughout the city, and a must-do when visiting is to lounge on Barceloneta beach, maybe with a couple of cold beers.
Greece includes an incredible 6000 Islands of different sizes, and some of them are perfect to visit during the summer. Some of the popular islands include Santorini, Mykonos, Zakynthos, Crete, and Rhodes. When visiting relax on the beautiful beaches, go for boat cruises on vibrant blue seas, and enjoy delicious Greek cuisines such as Souvlaki, Baklava, and Dolma.
Albania is a lesser-known tourist destination that is waiting to be explored. Here you’ll find lots of beautiful and quieter beaches along the coast with crystal clear turquoise water. A few of the best spots include Ksamil, Borsh, Jala, and Dhermi.
The UK is famously known for being a cloudy, overcast destination, but if you visit in the summer you will be more likely to see some blue in the skies. When visiting London in the summer you’ll have longer days to see the sites while it’s light, and even if it’s not pure sun you should still have much better weather.
While there if you wanted to get away and see one of the UK’s beaches then why not jump on a train to Brighton. This city is South of the country and only around one hour by train.
Sardinia is a large island off the west coast of mainland Italy and is an autonomous region of the country. Around the island, you’ll find around 800 cultural spots, including historic buildings, museums, monuments, parks, churches, and other sites. When visiting be sure to spend time relaxing on the beautiful beaches such as Porto Giunco, Cala Mariolu, and Spiaggia Tuerredda.