Whether you’re searching for quiet coves or lively nightlife, Europe is blessed with some beautiful beach resorts. With its film-star good looks and exclusive hotels, southern France is the place to see and be seen. The Greek islands are wrapped up in myth and legend – and warm azure seas. While hilltop hideaways and regional restaurants dot Italy’s coastline. When it comes to a day at the seaside, the United Kingdom does classical coastal charm with a contemporary twist.
ART & CULTURE
Since the days of the ‘Grand Masters’, Europe has been a hub of art and culture. You could tour the frescoes of Florence and grand galleries of Paris, or catch cutting-edge theatre in London and Berlin. Escape to the countryside and you’ll discover the landscapes that inspired them – from the wild moors and fells of the United Kingdom to the waterways and lavender fields of France.
With its renowned slopes and legendary mountains, Europe flies the flag for ski resort luxury. Austria, Switzerland and France feature some of the world’s most famous runs, while Bulgaria is an undiscovered gem. Swap skis for snow boots in Italy and Germany, where hiking trips could take you across lush landscapes. Or seek out the boutique hotels that have designer, outdoor spas. As the sun dips behind snow-capped peaks, warming up in a cosy chalet is utter bliss.