Europe might be the second smallest continent in the world but it is no shortage of wonderful islands. In fact, Europe boasts of some of the most beautiful island countries in the world. If you are someone who loves exploring wonderful islands, keep the following 5 European island holiday destinations at the top of your travel bucket list:
Greece, the land of Sophocles, Aristotle and Homer, is a journey to start of the classical civilization as it boasts of limitless number of wonderful archaeological attractions. The beauty and magnificence of a holiday to the Greek islands is what makes them a popular tourist destination. The extremely relaxing and stunning islands such as Santorini and Corfu invite simple pleasures. In these islands, you can see some of the most beautiful natural and man-made views on earth. The countryside of Greece presents the perfect addendum with tranquil landscapes of olive trees, vineyards, and cypress groves along with spectacular coves with rugged mountains and sparkling white sand.
Italy is a destination where travelers love to come back again and again. Its grand architecture and art, wonderful historical ruins, a unique culture along with flavorsome cuisines make it one of the most popular travel destinations on earth. Its great cities such as Rome, Venice, Milan and Florence are all worth all your money and time. You can expect to find limitless number of renowned museums, wonderful restaurants and shopping opportunities in these vibrant cities. The natural beauty of Tuscany is must to admire in a trip to Italy. And you can’t miss out Italy’s sun-kissed vineyards and olive groves and luminous waters of Mediterranean and Lake Como, the stunning castles, monasteries and castles.
The wonderful country of Malta receives over 300 sunny days a year and is surrounded by some of the cleanest clear blue waters in the Mediterranean. Malta is a destination that is loved most by divers, snorkelers and swimmers as it is simply the paradise for them. The density of historical sites in Malta is the greatest in a country. Some of the unique prehistoric temples in Malta are regarded as the oldest stone buildings in the world. Malta also boasts of many artistic and architectural legacies of the Knights of St John, medieval towns and Roman catacombs.
The grandeurs of Croatia extent from its wonderful medieval towns to waterfall laced mountains to deep blue waters of the Adriatic coastline. From touring the lively islands of Hvar and Brac to a vacation in Dubrovnik’s, Croatia’s walled city where plenty of flamboyant buildings are surrounded by century old forts, Croatia has an exciting blend of tradition and glamour. Croatia’s over thousand islands, stunning beaches, rambling vineyards and historic cities offer its travelers with plenty of room to soak up the sunshine, sail, sip wine and dance.
Undoubtedly a luxury holiday destination, Cyprus will astound you with shimmering blue seas, dazzling beaches, bottles of sweet chilled wine, tables groaning under platters of meze and endless summers. It is the birthplace of the great Aphrodite. The Russian, British, Ottoman pashas, sunburnt Crusaders, invading Persians and Mycenean Greeks all who ever visited Cyprus have left their mark, making it a extremely diverse destination.