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Discover Europe’s Hidden Gems: The Most Beautiful Places to Visit

Do you want to travel to Europe as soon as travel restrictions are lifted and it is safe to go? Whether you’re looking for city breaks or an island getaway, here are our top picks for the best and beautiful European destinations when lockdown is over, you could even travel in your own converted motorhome for a roadtrip to remember!

Crete, Greece

white and blue boat on blue sea near gray rocky mountain during daytime

Crete is the largest island in Greece and is absolutely packed with things to do. Filled with stunning natural beauty, a rich and vibrant culture and world-famous gastronomy, Crete is not short of things to do and see. While Crete is split into four regions, we recommend Chania, packed with tasty food, a wonderful harbour, old buildings, great architecture and much more.

Rome, Italy

Colosseum in Rome during the morning blue hour with no people

Rome is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Europe, for decades Rome has been a firm favourite destination for European travellers. The city in essence, is an open-aired museum, filled with incredible historical locations from the stunning colosseum to the romantic Spanish Steps, Rome is a perfect place for those looking for a packed city break. 

Hévíz, Hungary

 woman carrying backpack in a street

While Hungary may not spring to mind when you think about the best countries to visit in Europe, Hévíz is perfect if relaxation and well-being are key for your holiday. It is even home to the world’s largest natural thermal lake. Located near Vienna and Budapest,  Hévíz has been welcoming spa visitors for centuries. You can enjoy relaxing thermal mud massages on a pavilion floating on the lake; try canoeing in the steamy warm water of the Hévíz stream or have a winter swim in the 24°C thermal lake whilst snowflakes fall around you.


Ibiza, Spain

Sunset in a beach cove with traditional fishing huts and rock formations

If you’re looking for a party destination in Europe, but also somewhere to relax Ibiza is the perfect place for you. The Balearic island is known for having some of the best nightclubs in the world but Ibiza also has so much more to offer. It’s home to stunning beaches, historic Ibiza town and stunning landscapes to explore. Ibiza is so much more than just a party destination! 


Algarve, Portugal

 rock mountains near seashore

Located on the dazzling southern coastline of Portugal, the Algarve is one of the sunniest places in Europe with upwards of three thousand hours of sun each year! The Algarve also offers variety, from pristine beaches and water parks for families to a buzzing nightlife for party lovers. No matter what type of holiday you enjoy the Algarve is perfect. The warm weather year-round also makes it one of Europe’s best winter sun destinations.


The Dolomites, Italy

Granite peaks near an enclosed lake

The Italian Dolomites mountain range is a staggering and often unmentioned holiday destination. The beauty and diversity of the landscape of these stunning mountains will alone enchant you, offering thrills from skiing and biking to hiking.  As well as all the thrills that come with mountain regions, why not visit the 2 Michelin-starred restaurants in the Alta Badia region in South Tyrol. The dolomites offer up stunning beauty and luxury for all who visit, making it potentially one of the most beautiful places in Europe. 


Ayia Napa, Cyprus

aerial photography of seashore

Ayia Napa is one of the most popular locations of Cyprus and without question one of the best European beach destinations. Offering a stunning white sand coastline and a nightlife known worldwide, Ayia Napa is a great all-round destination. The most popular location of Ayia Napa is Nissi, popular among those with a love of water sports, Nissi Beach is a 500 metre long stretch of brilliant white sand. For those going for a party holiday, summer is the perfect time, throughout the other month’s things tend to be quieter and more relaxed. 


No matter where you decide to go, after lockdown any destination is going to be a breath of fresh air and an excellent escape from the difficulties of the past year. Whether you go for a nice quiet beach holiday, a bustling city break or an all-out party holiday it is sure to be a well-needed escape. 


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