Planning a trip can be just as exciting as taking the trip. Europe is a wonderful place to visit. When many people are planning a trip to Europe, they focus on the major tourist destinations, such as France and Spain’s mainland. If you are planning a trip to Europe, you should consider visiting an island. There are plenty of gorgeous islands in Europe, allowing you to have not only a relaxing vacation, but also an amazing adventure as well.
Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. It is located in the southern Aegean Sea, which is about 120 miles from Greece’s mainland. The stunning views alone are reason enough to visit this island. The beautiful blue skies meet with the white buildings that are perched on top of a rock mountain. The sunsets in Santorini are something that you will never see in your life.
- If you love wine, Santorini is the perfect vacation destination. It is home to several vineyards, who produce some of the best wines in the world.
- If you are looking for romance during your trip, there are plenty of hotels and villas with moonlit paths and amazing views from your private balcony.
- If you are hoping for an exciting adventure, you can take bike ride and hike through a volcano. You can also choose to take a swim in one of the island’s hot springs.
Finally, the people of Santorini are very kind. This is something that you can’t find in certain areas of Europe. The kindness of the locals make shopping and dining an amazing experience.
If you are hoping to party during your trip to Europe, Ibiza won’t disappoint. The DJ’s on this island play some of the best trance and house music in the world. There are clubs on every corner, loaded with people looking to party. In most of the clubs on the island, the party doesn’t stop until noon the next morning. If you can hang long enough, partying on the island of Ibiza can be a truly amazing experience.
If you want a more relaxing trip, there are plenty of luxury hotels where you can sit by the beach, hang by the pool, or relax in your room.
The dining and shopping choices on the island are endless. Some of the top chefs work on the island, allowing you to enjoy the pleasures of Mediterranean cooking. If it is fresh fish and seafood that you love, you won’t find a better place to dine than Restaurante Sa Nansa.
A trip to this island can fulfill your need to party, relax, eat, and shop, all in one place.
The Isle Of Skye
Just the beautiful scenery alone make a trip to the Isle of Skye in Scotland worth the trip. The mountains, the cliffs, and the views of the Atlantic Ocean are absolutely breathtaking.
If you are a history buff who is into Scotland’s clans, you can visit the Devegan Castle. For over 800 years, the MacDonald Clan and the MacLeod Clan have had a rivalry. You can take a tour of the castle that was the site of many battles and is a huge part of Skye’s bloody history.
The Isle of Skye has some of the most amazing food and drinks in the world. If it is fresh seafood and succulent local game that you crave, The Three Chimneys and Kinloch Lodge are two world famous restaurants. The Isle of Skye is also home to the famous Talisker Whiskey Distillery, where you can take a tour and drink. If it is beer that you love, you can take a trip to Isle of Skye Brewing Co.
If it is adventure that you seek, you can hike around the island and chances are, you will stumble upon dinosaur footprints, which allow you to step back in time over 170 million years.
Formentera is the smallest of the four main Balearic islands, however, it is one of the most amazing. The scenery alone is reason enough to visit. The beautiful blue sea, the volcanic shores, and the fields of grain and green forests are absolutely breathtaking. If you want to explore the island, you can do so on a bicycle or a Vespa.
The hotels on the island are beautiful and there are plenty of clubs if you want to party all night. There are plenty of secluded beaches in the area which as designated naturist beaches. If an all naked beach experience is what you are looking for, you can be an exhibitionist on many of the island’s beaches.
This island is the home of many amazing restaurants. If you want to eat the freshest seafood and amazing dishes created by world famous chefs, Formentera won’t disappoint.
Lewis & Harris, Scotland
If you don’t want to take your trip during the summer and fight the heat and the crowds, the isle of Lewis & Harris in Scotland is an amazing place to visit. The island’s beaches are fabulous with a mixture of coves, sandy dunes, and rocky bays. If your thing is long walks on the beach, you can walk for hours seeing something new every time.
The Hebrides are amazing and are older and more impressive than Stonehenge. You could spend an entire day here, enjoying the history and the view.
The food and drink on the island is amazing. You can enjoy a meal at one of the small scale local restaurants which serve fresh seafood such as scallops and smoked fish. This island is also famous for their black pudding. If it is a drink that you want, Lewis & Harris is famous for Adhiainn Dearg whiskey and Harris Gin.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can leave your luxurious hotel for the day. If take time to explore the island’s quiet roads, deserted coves, and the countryside, it can be an exciting and romantic adventure.
There are plenty of islands in Europe with plenty to do. Rather than fight the tourists at the most popular destinations, you should consider taking a trip to one of the scenic and tourist friendly islands.