Summer is the period which is the most popular for having a vacation. Whether you are for sandy beaches, city walks, cultural and historical gems Europe has it all. If you are looking for some of the top destinations where you can spend a couple of days or weeks as you soak in the summer sun, below are some of the best summer destinations in Europe.
1. Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos is a popular holiday destination in Europe that offers a perfect blend of natural resources, accommodation facilities, cultural activities and exotic cuisine. A perfect summer destination for all types of holidaymakers and it’s well-known because of the summer-partying atmosphere. Mykonos has a lot of activities to engage in and they include Scuba diving, swimming, partying, exploring the pristine beaches, discovering churches etc. You can explore the windmills that are found in Chora, or visit the colorful neighborhood of Little Venice. Take a trip to Delos archaeological site, and stroll around the picturesque Old Port.
2. Capri, Italy
Capri has become a top and glamorous destination in Europe thanks to its perfect summer climate. It has gained a worldwide reputation, especially with A-List holidaymakers due to its sunny days and the balmy cool nights. Some of the things that you can see in Capri include the beautiful landscapes found in & around the island, the white sandy beaches and the contrasting blue skies, the beautiful Italian gardens of Augustus which offer fresh and relaxing atmosphere as well as breathtaking views of the surroundings. For outdoor activities, you can take a boat tour and explore the nearby Island, use a chairlift to climb mt. Solaro, visit the famed Piazzetta square or explore the busy port of Marina Grande.
3. Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Palma de Mallorca or simply Palma is the biggest and the capital city of Balearic Islands, Spain. This city is one of the top summer destinations in Europe. It is unique for its favorable climate and the less crowd which makes it perfect for various outdoor activities. While in Palma de Mallorca you can explore the mountainous ranges of Serra de Tramuntana by a bike or foot. You can also use the wooden vintage train from Palma to Soller and explore the train route and tunnels of Tramuntana Mountains. The S’Albufera nature-reserve offers a great place for nature walks, birdwatching, and cycling. Palma de Mallorca provides a mix of ancient and modern shops and you can go shopping along the pedestrian streets or visit the designer shops found in high-end streets.
4. Nice, France
The capital of Cote d’Azur, Nice is a popular seaside destination. The city is a unique and amazing holiday destination thanks to its bubbling multi-cultural population, architectural advancement and artistic infrastructure. It has an amazing Mediterranean climate, a mixed culture, exotic cuisine and a wide range of festivals. You shouldn’t miss walking along Promenade de Anglais or visiting Theatre de la Photographie. Hiking on the steps of the Castle Hill, or cycling along the streets. The city is filled with a lot of amazing sites. You can explore the Old Town, check out the Russian-Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Nicholas or visit the Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art.
5. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Regarded as Croatia’s jewel, this city has amazing white sandy beaches, clear blue sea, outdoor adventure facilities, local eateries that serve high-quality seafood & five-star hotels all which appeal to tourists. Dubrovnik is loved by celebrities and common holidaymakers alike. If you are planning to take a holiday here, you are not simply going to lounge in the sun. You can take an evening stroll along the fortified city walls. Or you can go swimming or kayaking in the sea or go up to Mt. Srd with a cable car. For some sightseeing outside of the city, Dubrovnik transportation is on your service. You can take a trip to the Lokrum Island and discover the uninhabited island’s historical ruins and natural vegetation. Elafiti islands are a small archipelago of several islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik which is great for island hopping.