The weather might be dreary for now, but in a few months it’ll be summer all over again. Start planning a sun-soaked adventure with these top European travel destinations
If you are on TikTok you may have seen videos of the Euro Summer trend on your For You page. This is where fashionistas showcase what they would wear to visit different European destinations, as well as the real-life street fashion of the city inhabitants.
For some, this has made the desire to travel even stronger. If that is how you feel, book yourself onto one of many Europe tours to experience a new type of holiday. Here are some destinations you have to visit on your travels.
Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
Croatia is rising in popularity for European holidays, and it is easy to see why. The Dalmatian Coast has been used to film epic shows such as Game of Thrones which has only added to its appeal.
There are plenty of offshore islands for you to explore, with many travel links from major cities such as Split and Dubrovnik. All along the coastline, you will find stunning beaches for you to relax and soak up the sun. If you fancy going out for some drinks or a boogie, the nightlife in Split and the island of Hvar are great and popular amongst all ages.
In the southwest of Portugal lies the Algarve. Unlike Croatia, the appeal of the Algarve is the rocky outcrops, sea caves and rugged beauty.
Be sure to visit the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail which runs between Lagoa and Carvoeiro and is around 3.7 miles each way. By walking this route you will get to experience the full beauty of the coast with lookout points along the way.
You could factor in a kayak tour to see the famous Benagil Cave which is along the route. It is not advised that you swim near this cave as the currents can be unpredictable.
French Riviera, France
The French Riviera is as stunning and luxurious as the films portray it to be. You will see more yachts than ever before if you visit during the summer months.
This area is packed full of historical sites such as Palais Lascaris in Nice. Built in the 17th century, this building was classified as a historical monument in 1946. Whilst the building itself is an architectural feast, the collections it houses are just as fascinating.
Italy is well-known for being an incredible place to holiday, and Capri lives up to that reputation. One activity that should be on every holiday itinerary is the Blue Grotto. The Blue Grotto is a natural sea cave which is illuminated to be a stunning shade of azure as the sunlight fills the space using an underwater opening.
You can enter the cave on rowboats. The entrance is only a meter high, so you will be asked to lay along the bottom of the boat as the skipper pulls you inside using a chain attached to the walls. This is a sight not to be missed.