If you fancy a holiday where you can indulge in pure luxury, where would your first choice be? A Caribbean Island? The Maldives? These are some of the most popular answers, but you can actually get the same luxury in Europe. I know it’s surprising, but half of the top ten luxury destinations are actually European countries.
Let’s see where you can lap up a lavish holiday this year, without having to travel half way around the world…
The first places that spring to mind when people think of Italy are usually Rome, Venice, Naples, and maybe even Milan. A city break to Italy can be great fun, but if you’re looking for a chilled out week in pure luxury, head to Calabria in the south. How do you fancy relaxing on a beautiful beach, surrounded by Mediterranean gardens and a lush pine forest? Heavenly.
Evia is one of the bigger Greek islands and is a popular destination for people searching for a luxury European holiday. This island has some gorgeous scenery, with a backdrop of domineering mountains and a clear blue sea. Beautiful surroundings are key to a relaxing and luxurious break, but this island is also packed with a rich history and a number of fantastic activities.
Known as the Gateway to the Algarve, Albufeira is a popular holiday destination located right on the edge of Europe. If your idea of luxury is to indulge in another culture and wander around quaint villages in the warm summer sun, this is the perfect place. The Algarve is a fantastic place to kick back and relax away from the grind of daily life, whether you want to go on a Jeep Safari, snorkel with the marine life or treat yourself to a spa day.
Unlike most European destinations, Belek has not been around for that long. This stunning area on the Turkish Riviera is now a comprehensive luxury resort. Complete with 16km of beautiful golden sands and a golf course boasting spectacular views, Belek is a truly fantastic destination. If you do want to soak up a bit of culture, head on a day trip to Perge or Antalya.
Just don’t forget to sort out that Turkey Visa in advance! The next time you want a break, why not indulge in European luxury instead of wasting half your holiday on the flight?