If you’ve decided to take your family on a holiday again, be sure to keep Europe at the forefront of your mind. We say this for one of the best reasons: Europe is home to some of the most captivating coastlines and serene beaches around the globe. Whether it’s for a Seville stag do or a lazy Grecian holiday, there’s something in Europe for everyone. So, if you’re looking for true luxury while you spend those lazy days stretched out on perfect gold sand alongside the crystal water, don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered with the best that Europe has to offer for your perfect beach holiday.
First on our list is the beautiful and ever-famous Mykonos. Mykonos is loved and favoured among the top celebs and just by looking at the environment, we can fully understand why. And lucky for you, you don’t even need to be a fan of perfect architecture to fully enjoy this site because you’re going to be graced with a number of Cycladic whitewashed buildings that line the vast hills around the Island.
Mykonos is prefect for those who prefer to have an endless supply of glamour in their vacation and it’s highly recommended for shopping as well as the nightlife scene. So, if you’re ever in the mood to go dancing, you’ll have yourself quite the time as you dance the night away with several renowned DJs. And for the shopaholics, you’ll be able to treat yourself to a number of designer shops.
However, Mykonos isn’t only about the glam life; it is perfect for those who love the fun filled atmosphere with a great deal of cultural sights. And you can also visit the Archaeological Museum to view prehistoric exhibits with fascinating artefacts. Even if you’re more interested in some modern culture, Rarity Gallery is the perfect place to visit.
Menorca is widely known for its sparkling waters that exist in some of the most beautiful beaches that you’ll ever find in all of Europe. The Cala Mitjana beach often mixed up and confused with Cala Mitjaneta is more than worth a trip. Even though the Cala Mitjaneta is a tad bit small, it makes the ideal location for those who may be looking for something much more romantic.
The Cala Mitjaneta features perfectly fine sand, a ray of sunshine and calm waters. However, high cliffs surround the open blue cove and makes the most breath-taking view that you’ll ever come across from nature. Both Cala Mitjaneta and Cala Mitjana are relatively close, just a few meters to be exact, so go out there and enjoy both of them because they both give two completely different experiences.
Karapathos Island, Greece
Another natural beauty awaits and is situated between Rhodes and Crete. When it comes to beaches, there are endless options. However, Apella and Kyra Panagia are said to be the most beautiful when compared to the others. And even though Apella is quite popular, it is the furthest thing from ever being overcrowded and has quite the calming atmosphere.
Within this location you’ll find lush rolling vegetation along with mountains, huge rocks and even mountains that perfectly surround the beach. And when you finally kick back it’ll be quite hard to leave paradise. Additionally, there are several facilities relatively close that supply a wide range of drinks and delicious food.
However, Kyra Panagia is a bit busier. And because of the available accommodations nearby, it is much more popular when it comes to the tourists. You’ll be able to relax under large parasols or even visit Greek taverns for some of the best food you’ll ever come across. Don’t forget to bring the kids along because they’re going to love the snacks and sun beds.
Patara Beach, Turkey
If you’re going on vacation alone, don’t worry one bit because you’re going to fall in love with Turkey. While there are endless beaches to visit, Patara is considered as being the most beautiful of them all. At this particular location, you’ll be able to enjoy a much more natural setting due to various ruins as well as turtle nests which keep development pretty minimal.
But don’t worry because you’re not going to be away from anything because the charming village of Gelemis is only a mile away. And in no time, you’ll be going for relaxing strolls before you dive in to a delicious meal from any one of the eateries.
There are endless beaches to visit if you’re heading to Ayia Napa. So, keep that bucket list growing and add in Makronissos, because you’re in for a treat as you walk on perfectly fine sand and even gear up for a game of water sports. And you’ll also find an ancient burial site that you’ll just love if you’re interested in local history.