With a diverse landscape of quaint whitewashed villages, lush meadows, dramatic gorges, and pine-scattered hillsides rolling towards a periphery of beautiful beaches and interesting coves, it’s not surprising that the Guardian described Crete as being “one of the most distinctive and beautiful” of all the Greek islands.
The captivating town of Dubrovnik that faces the Adriatic Sea on Croatia’s southern coast is a mesmerising place to visit. A key highlight of what’s known as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’, is its characteristic Old Town, encircled with huge stone walls constructed in bygone eras.
Stromboli is a small island that lies off Sicily’s northern coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The island is home to one of the three active volcanoes in Italy.
Being a pretty, charming and historic hillside town, Tivoli, situated around 30km to the east-north-east or Rome, remains of the most popular destinations for day trips from Rome.
When we think of Provence, images of fields of brightly coloured lavender flanked by rolling hillsides with quaint villages perched at the zenith, are never far away.
Comprising of the Languedoc and Dordogne regions that boast an incredibly diverse landscape of gorges, meadows, vineyards, beaches, cities and ancient villages, the South West of France is simply made for being in the great outdoors.
The beguiling towns of Brittany are littered with quirky customs, interesting sites, beautiful architecture and unmissable markets where locals and visitors flock to week-in-week-out, to pick up fresh produce and unique items they wouldn’t find anywhere else.
Portuguese wine is amongst the most famous in the world with Portugal being the world’s seventh largest wine producer.
Lanzarote’s landscape is one of the most dramatic and spectacular in the world. At the heart of the island’s unique and imposing landscape is the Timanfaya National Park, home of the ‘Mountains of Fire.’
Steeped in historic and religious importance, Santiago de Compostela in the heart of Galicia is a truly beguiling town to visit all year round. This iconic town is most famous for being the destination of the pilgrimage route that’s been going for over a century along the Camino de Santiago.