Whilst most of the countries in Europe are still under a state of emergency due to the pandemic, some are cautiously opening up to travellers.
Tourism being the main source of income for most of these countries it is understandable that they would want to open up safely for visitors as soon as they can.
With all the challenges the past year has brought many of us are longing for a holiday abroad. A change of scenery and climate can do wonders for the soul. Returning back home feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the year. Wherever you decide to go off to, make sure you check the travel guidelines and requirements well beforehand. In these unusual times be prepared for any last minute changes. Remember that restrictions are still in place in most countries to safeguard the locals and their livelihood.
If you are looking for a city break near the sea, this is the place for you. With its’ warm climate, delicious cuisine and stunning art deco architecture Valencia is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in Spain. Read about the top things you can do in this exciting city here.
From the vibrant city of Lisbon, the magnificent sandy beaches in Algarve to the historical city of Porto this country has so much to discover and explore. The islands of Madeira and Azores are havens for nature lovers looking for an invigorating escape.
The largest of the Balearic islands, Mallorca is considered one of the best destinations in Europe. The lively city of Palma is right in the center and the perfect base to explore the island. Step back in time with a train ride that takes you on a picturesque journey up to Soller. Spend a day at sea on the oldest sailboat from the Spanish fleet, the Rafael Verdera.
Also known as The Emerald Isle, Corfu is lush with olive groves and wildflowers. Surrounded by the warm Ionian waters this is the ideal place to relax. By day explore the beautiful beaches and in the evening wander the cobbled streets of Corfu town.
The bohemian vibe on this beautiful island has attracted visitors here for decades. Spend your morning wandering the ‘hippy’ street markets, then relax on the sparkling sandy beaches till sunset. In the evening there are a number of amazing restaurants with a terrific ambient, serving the most amazing cuisine.
This beautiful Greek island is the largest in the Ionian sea. The exotic landscape, gleaming white sand and crystal water make this an ideal destination to experience the most relaxing stay. Visit the popular Myrtos beach and see the natural wonder at Melissani Cave.
Known as Spain’s best kept secret, Murcia is located in the South-Eastern part of Spain. The baroque architecture and numerous museums make this the ideal location for those looking for a cultural city break.
Alicante city is located in the center of Costa Blanca, Spain’s marvelous white coast. Here you can explore the historic street of the old town, admire the contemporary art at the Casa de la Asegurada Museum and tantalize your tastebuds with the tapas and paella dishes.
For those looking for a cooler climate, then this Irish city is the place to set your sights. The second largest city to the southwest of Ireland, Cork is known as the foodie’s capital. Head to the 18th-century food market, the traditional pubs, explore the countless museums and art galleries.
This tiny island is located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, just below Sicily. For a relaxing morning visit the old capital Mdina known as the silent city. Spend a day at the island of Comino famous for its blue lagoon. Admire the charming townhouses in the ancient city of Vittoriosa.