Wondering where to go on holiday this summer? Behold our favourite European destinations for your inspiration!
One of the most cosmopolitan places in Greece, Mykonos is a glorious island in the Aegean sea, southeast of mainline Greece, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole country. Many parts of Greece combine culture with incredible nightlife and Mykonos is no different. You could take a day trip to Delos, a nearby island that’s considered to be the birthplace of Greek gods Artemis and Apollo, and one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece, before partying and barhopping all night. Relax the next day at Mykonos Villas.
During the summer, Edinburgh is one of the most exciting places in the world, let alone the UK. Home to the biggest arts festival in the world, during August Edinburgh is filled with artists, actors, comedians and musicians who are all bringing their shows to the Fringe Festival. If you’re at all interested in arts and culture then the Edinburgh Festival is a must see, although be aware that accommodation gets booked up very far in advance! If your favourite comedian is doing a show, make sure you get a ticket – alternatively you could find a free show in a small bar or underground pub so you can support up and coming talent. You could also explore Edinburgh Castle, do a ghost tour, or take a walk up to Arthur’s Seat.
Most holidaymakers flood to the south of Spain during their summer holidays, but why not go against the crowd by going to the north? If you want to do something different with your summer, try out the Camino pilgrimage, which you can do across the north of Spain to Santiago de Compostela either on foot, on horseback, or on a bike. Try to make it to Santiago for the Feast of St James in July, where you can end your contemplative pilgrimage with all night parties, a fairground, free shows every night, and an incredible fireworks display.
At the moment we’re all lodged right at the beginning of the worst part of winter, when there are still months of horrible weather and dark skies ahead of us, and, even worse, no Christmas to look forward to. It makes sense, then, to start thinking about the summer. Have you already decided where you’d like to go, or are you looking for ideas? If the latter is true, then look no more – here are some top holiday destinations for you to check out.
The French Riviera
One of the most picturesque places in Europe, the French Riviera is the place to go if you’re looking for sun, sea and a little luxury. From the bright blue skies and long, bustling coastline of the Côte d’Azur’s unofficial capital, Nice, to the celebrity packed streets and exclusive boutiques of Cannes, the French Riviera is the place to be. It’s also home to St Tropez, which has been one of the most fashionable holiday destinations in Europe for over fifty years. Check out the seafood restaurants in the evening and walk along the coast for a perfect summer break.