For many of us, taking a holiday abroad means finding a location with glorious sunshine, food and drink aplenty and nothing to do but relax and unwind from our daily lives. Finding the perfect place isn’t difficult in Europe but what can be difficult is whittling your options down to the perfect place, in light of that here are 5 European sunshine breaks where you simply can’t go wrong.
Corfu is a Greek Island that has long been a mecca for tourism, it is blessed with beautiful views, a hot climate and of course, sumptuous Greek cuisine. Despite it’s popularity, there is still a lot of Corfu, particularly it’s beaches where you can feel a million miles away from anywhere. It is centred almost entirely around tourism meaning that there is little that the island can’t offer in terms of things to do whether it be partying, adventure, relaxation or pampering, Corfu is the place.
The Turkish resort of Marmaris lies on the Mediterranean Sea and offers a lively holiday with a bustling bar street, a long seafront promenade and a stunning backdrop of mountains and sea. The heat in the Summer months can be unbearable for some, at times hitting the high 40’s (C) but that gives you the perfect chance to sit in shade and grab a nice cool drink in one of the many seafront bars. The traditional Turkish souk’s or markets can be seen both on the streets and indoors in Marmaris, they offer everything from toys, clothes and traditional goods and give you a chance at trying your hand at bartering for the best price. Turkey is relatively cheap, there are plenty of flights there and lots of hotels in Marmaris to visit, a great breakaway.
Tenerife is blessed with a hot climate during most of the year and can be visited in both Winter and Summer months. It is a large island just off West Africa who’s landscape is dominated by the huge volcano Mount Teide. If visiting Tenerife then a cable car journey to the top is a must. Tenerife’s resorts cater for all whether you are looking for a boutique hotel or an all-inclusive getaway. The beaches are are stunning and reminiscent at times of the Caribbean, none-more-so than Playa del Duque, a wonderful little beach on the South Coast. If it’s sun and relaxation you’re looking for the you will certainly enjoy a week’s holiday in Tenerife.
Agadir in Morocco has really grown in recent years in terms of popularity amongst sun seekers and now is a perfect time to visit as whilst tourism is growing, the city still remains very ,well, Moroccan. Traditional food, buildings, markets and culture exist across the whole city in spite of the modern resorts that have been built, mainly around the beach, for tourists. This gives you a great opportunity to both relax on the beach and experience real Moroccan culture. Agadir airport is large too and many European airports fly direct, so getting here is not difficult either.
Marbella has a reputation in Europe as the glitz and glamour destination when it comes to sunshine breaks. It is true that there are a lot of ‘beautiful’ people who head to this resort on Spain’s Costa del Sol and there are many prestigious restaurants and bars in the area but that is not all. Marbella offers beautiful landscapes, glorious beaches, perfect weather , golf courses and a visit here really doesn’t have to break the bank. I think many dismiss this beautiful part of Spain for that reason but there are many ways you can visit ‘Marbs’ without financial worry.