10 best summer destinations in Europe

best summer destinations in Europe

The most beautiful beaches across Europe await you in this summer or in the next one. Discover my 10 best summer destinations in Europe. Some incredible sunny places in Portugal, France, Croatia, Malta, Italy, Greece, Spain and even in Bulgaria.

Take a look at amazing beaches and stunning landscapes to plan your next trip for all kind of budgets.


10 best summer destinations in Europe


1) Lagos, Portugal

Lagos is located in the Algarve, nearby famous summer destinations like Faro and Albufeira. Getting there is very easy from Lisbon, the train is the best option, fast and cheap.

The coastline of Lagos has some incredible cliffs up to 20 meters high and between them we find small scenic beaches. A good idea is to rent a car in Lagos and explore the dozens of beaches in your time. The color of the ocean in the south of Portugal had a incredible gradient of shades of blue. And the temperature? Around 35 celsius degrees in spring and summer.

How much?
Average daily cost: 30 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 10 Euros.
Hotel: from 29 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Best summer destinations: Lagos, Portugal

2) Cassis, France

The south of France is a popular summer destination, but you probably never heard about Cassis before. The city is close to the charming Aix En Provence, the historic Avignon and the fascinating village of Les Baux des Provence.

What makes Cassis so special are the turquoise water in the middle of rock formations called “calanques”. As many beaches are inside a natural reserve, the Calanques National Park was created to preserve the unique formations of this unique phenomenon.

How much?
Average daily cost: 40 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 20 Euros.
Hotel: from 49 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Cassis, France

3) Split, Croatia

Have you heard of Dubrovnik, right? But I doubt you heard about Split. The city is located 200 km north of Dubrovnik and has incredible beaches, quiet streets and unique landscapes. From there you can explore the Croatian islands on the Adriatic Sea. Who needs the caribbean islands?

How much?
Average daily cost: 35 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 16 Euros.
Hotel: from 44 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Best summer destinations: Split, Croatia

4) Maltese Islands

I love Malta! This small group of islands located in the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and the North Africa has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.

Malta has a spectacular sunny atmosphere, honey-colored cities looks like to dive into the blue ocean. Take a tour boat and discover the coastline and deserted beaches on Gozo and Comino, two famous maltese islands.

Do you want to hear some more? Malta is one of the cheapest destinations in Europe.

How much?
Average daily cost: 30 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 14 Euros.
Hotel: from 50 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Maltese Islands

5) Cinque Terre, Italy

Located on the coast of Liguria, the “five lands” (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso and mare and Vernazza) are one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Mediterranean.

Cinque Terre is located on the north coast of the country, near to Florence and Bologna. Small villages with colorful houses on the cliffs in the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. This place is absolutely fantastic, guys! Just for those attributes, Cinque Terre is already a perfect summer destination for a holiday, but add grape vines, and bang! They have some unique wines, such as Sciacchetrà. Perfect, isn’t it?

How much?
Average daily cost: 50 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 27 euros.
Hotel: from 60 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Best summer destinations: Cinque Terre, Italy

6) Crete, Greece

Speaking about Greece, it’s not hard to find beautiful places to list here, right? But my (hard) job here it’s to pick just one island.

Crete is one of the many paradisiac islands in this incredible country, a perfect destination for lovers of wildlife, but also for have a good time, relaxing on the beaches and eating good food. They say in Crete that the secret of the longevity is good food. Take advantage of that!

On the island you can walk through historic places like Petras and Kommos, dive into the warm waters of Matala or Falasarna, explore the historic city of Heraklion or the beautiful villages of Chania and Agios Nikolaos.

How much?
Average daily cost: 50 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 14 Euros.
Hotel: from 70 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Crete, Greece

7) Bonifacio, France

It’s no exaggeration to say that Bonifacio is one of the most beautiful places in France, and I’m talking about a country full of incredible places. The city located in south of Corsica, between France and Italy.

The coast of Bonifacio has cliffs that plunge into the sea, or small bays of turquoise blue water, an invitation to enjoy the sunny days. The city has preserved its medieval heritage on the edge of cliffs, that’s is one of the most beautiful visions on the island.

How much?
Average daily cost: 50 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 30 Euros.
Hotel: from 80 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Best summer destinations: Bonifacio, France

8) Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife in the Canary Islands is a perfect destination at any time of the year, but even better in the summer.

The perfect destination for all type of traveler: from the youngest looking for fun or for those who prefer to relax on the beaches. The north of the island have some good natural swimming pools, while the south have plenty of beautiful beaches. It’s also an ideal destination for diving with turtles, whales and dolphins. But Tenerife also has some historic cities like La Laguna, with its architectural is classified as a World Heritage Site.

How much?
Average daily cost: 50 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 30 Euros.
Hotel: from 80 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Tenerife, Spain

9) Capri, Italy

Capri is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is the favorite summer destination of celebrities like Mary Carey, Mark Zuckerberg and Rihanna. Capri have perfect beaches, gardens, woods and rock cliffs. 

How much?
Average daily cost: 80 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 50 Euros.
Hotel: from 120 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Best summer destinations: Capri, Itália

10) Sozopol, Bulgaria

What do you mean, beautiful beaches in Bulgaria? Yes, sir! Sozopol is the oldest city in Bulgaria, it was founded in 610 BC as a Greek colony and the city grew from there. Sozopol is a true open air museum in coastline of the Black Sea.

In addition to the beaches, of course, the city is very attractive from an archaeological and architectural interest. Do you want some great news? It is not an expensive city.

How much?
Average daily cost: 30 Euros (budget traveler).
Hostels: from 15 Euros.
Hotel: from 35 Euros.
Take a look at the list of the best hotels

best summer destinations in Europe
Capri, Itália

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