Drenched in sun and enveloped in the most glorious sandy beaches is Lanzarote, located off the coast of West Africa. As part of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is in good company when it comes to stunning sunny beach destinations for travellers seeking to escape the everyday grind.
Elafonisi is a beautiful island that’s known for its pink sand beaches, lay close to the southwestern corner of Crete. Being just 200 metres from the shore, on a fine day, it is possible to reach Elafonisi from Crete by foot through the shallow water.
Brittany’s Côte de Granit Rose is famous for its beautiful, romantically-coloured rocks that possess a pretty, pink hue that never fails to ignite wonderment in all who visit this remarkable part of the coast.
Vrsar is a pretty little town located on the west coast of Istria. This former fishing village has been settled since prehistoric times. Over the years, Vrsar has been slowly expanding, developing from a tiny hillside settlement into a much livelier coastal town and today boasts an appealing mix of beautiful beaches, an upmarket marina, top-quality restaurants and much more.
Lay like an emerald jewel in the Western Aegean Sea, Skopelos is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Such is the immense natural beautiful of the island that is was propelled to fame as the location of the Hollywood movie Mamma Mia.
Did you know a staggering 10 percent of the world’s best beaches are in Italy? This culturally and gastronomically-distinct nation enjoys a wonderful periphery scattered with golden beaches, beautiful coves and fascinating coastal towns and villages. And none more so than the beautiful Lazio coast, laying to the south of Rome.
Spain’s beautiful ‘Costa Brava’ – aka ‘Brave Coast’ – wasn’t given its name without reason. This exhilarating and incredibly beautiful coastline of Catalunya in North-East Spain, stretches for almost 300 kilometres, scattered with an invigorating mix of wide sandy bays, quirky coves backed with high cliffs and densely-populated pine forests, lively, vibrant towns and traditional fishing villages.
Sicily sits at the tip of Italy. This fascinating island has a long history of trade with the world, which has affected almost everything about it, from its cuisine to its architecture. When you visit Sicily, you can explore characterful small towns and enjoy a temperate climate, which stretches from early in the year until late autumn.
It’s not difficult to find a beautiful beach on southern Spain’s alluring stretch of coastline known as the Costa de la Luz – Coast of Light. Vast expanses of sand stretch along the coast, lapped by the waves of the mighty Atlantic Ocean and basking under cloudless blue skies.
If you can’t resist a picturesque river setting, then the Dordogne should definitely be on your ‘to go’ list. Rivers of all sizes weave and wind their way through this exceptionally green and pretty region of south-western France.