The Most Beautiful Seaside Holiday Destinations In Europe
If the wintry weather has put you in a gloomy mood, you might feel better if you start to plan your summer holiday. What sounds more enjoyable and relaxing than a seaside holiday in one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe? Release yourself from that funk and read on for inspiration for your next vacation.
1. Positano, Italy
Positano is the perfect picturesque village located on the Amalfi Coast. John Steinbeck once described Positano as “… a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone”.
The village clings precariously to the cliffs and spreads all the way down to the beautiful coastline. It is a glamorous destination where the rich and famous are often spotted lounging on their yachts.
However, the village caters for all types of travellers, with hilltop and seaside hotels, B&Bs and hostels. Have a look on websites such as Venere.com to find accommodation options that match your budget and type of travel group.
The village is situated in the southern region of Italy. It can be used as a base to visit Naples, and if you are desperate to spend some time in capital city of Rome, it will take you a little over three hours from Positano.
2. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is an island positioned southeast from Greece’s mainland. Set within the Aegean Sea it is hard to resist the charm of this village that is perched upon volcanic cliffs. The bright white and blue buildings are made even more eye-catching by the black rock formations that they sit atop.
You must visit Santorini if you are partial to a dramatic sunset and postcard perfect scenes. The village would satisfy a number of travellers as it boasts a whole host of restaurants, shops, galleries and a vibrant nightlife.
3. Roquebrune, France
Perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Roquebrune is a beautiful medieval village. This village offers tourists sky-high panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
This village would suit travellers who are inspired by historic architecture and who are not adverse to climbing steep hills!
Roquebrune is close to Nice, Monaco and Cannes and so it is a good base if you wish to explore the rest of the Côte d’Azur.
4. Ohrid, Macedonia
One of the most beautiful natural attractions in the Balkans, Ohrid is a town full of charming buildings, churches and monuments.
The area is very popular with tourists who enjoy visiting churches, medieval monuments and mountain climbing. There are also a number of natural beaches near the city where you can spend the day sunbathing. Or, you can take a tour of Lake Ohrid by rowboat.
5. Mdina, Malta
Mdina is a medieval town entirely confined by walls and is positioned in the centre of Malta at the top of a hill.
It is known for being a very quiet town, often referred to as the “Silent City”, so would suit a more relaxing holiday. Dotted among the narrow, cobbled streets are copious amounts of cathedrals and palaces.
Away from the town there are beautiful beaches with white sand and turquoise water.