Summer’s slowly starting to creep in so there’s no better time to consider your next holiday destination. The continent of Europe is considered one of the best and cheapest destinations to visit simply because of the variety of countries to visit and because it sometimes doesn’t spring up the best of weather when you expect it. Luckily, we’ve collated ideal destinations to visit in Europe where you’re guaranteed to get a fair few days of sun.
#• Athens, Greece
Greece is always a popular destination for holiday goers and there’s no surprise why. The heat is soaring, making it perfect conditions for beaches that are located around the country. Where most holiday seekers would consider destinations in Greece such as Lagos or Santorini, it may be surprising to you that Athens is great for summer holiday as an alternative. There are new developments with bars and restaurants and it’s also considered a lot cheaper compared to other Greek destinations.
#• Belfast, Northern Ireland
The UK might just be one of the last destinations that you’d consider when thinking of a summer holiday. Especially with it’s bad weather and a bit of a bad reputation from its past. However, where you once might have feared for your safety, it’s now turned in to a vibrant city that’s seriously challenging Dublin for the top spot. It’s filled with history and culture and there are plenty of places to enjoy food and drink! One question you’ll be sure to ask yourself after you visit is ‘what visa do I need’?! We guarantee it.
#• Budapest, Hungary
It’s rare that any holiday goer heads to the Hungary and doesn’t enjoy themselves. It has beautiful architecture and is surrounded by history and culture. Considered ‘Paris of the East’, it has a mix of grand historic buildings but also an extremely friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Best of all, going around the town and city it’s relatively cheap so you won’t be spending extortionate amounts of money to enjoy yourself.
#• Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg has a great mix of sticking with its German roots whilst having an influence from other cities too. As you explore the city, there are different aspects of it that you’ll notice have been influenced by different cultures. It’s recently gone through a HafenCity development which elegantly fits together with the history that it’s developed over the years. Not only does it have a great night life, but it’s also home to one of the largest toy train museums!
#• Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon has just about everything you want from a summer destination. Amazing cuisine to tuck into, friendly neighbourhoods and extremely cheap prices! What more would you want? It’s become so popular in fact that it’s slowly turning into a rather busy city. There are plenty of things to do including visiting the art galleries in each of the metro stations or visiting the Belem area which is reaped in history. The cities on the list are sure to satisfy your needs from a summer European holiday. Whether it’s the lively atmosphere of Belfast that tempts you into moving to the UK from US or the cultural setting of Hamburg that’ll have you wanting more from the German city, you’ll be sure to find something that is right for you.