Summer is quickly approaching and some of you may have already booked your flights while many other of you might not have. Some of you may not even have a clue where you would want to go. I’ve decided to put together a list of places that can be travelled to within the European Union! Mainly because I live in Europe and flights are cheap with Ryanair to get around these parts 😂 I didn’t include the traditional places that most Irish people go to including Lanzarote, Tenerife, Algarve, Magaluf and Fuerteventura just because a lot of people tend to go there on family holidays and I wanted to concentrate on different places.
Here we go:
Croatia, places like Split and Hvar are stunning places to spend the summer especially if you’ve already been to Dubrovnik which can be expensive. All have beautiful beaches and you can easily try see all three locations. Split also has the Krka National Park which has the most beautiful waterfalls. PS. Parts of Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again were filmed at these locations.
Greece, there are so many islands to choose from and they’re also in clusters so you can go island hopping via ferries so you’re not confined to one place. If you’re looking for a romantic getaway theres Santorini and Mykonos which are super scenic. If your want a bit of nightlife and fun there is Ios, Crete, and Zante. Zante also has a famous shipwreck cove which I have actually visited and its stunning definitely an unforgettable trip. We took a day boat tour around the island of Zante and stopped off at the shipwreck cove and went on the coves beach it was incredible. If you want to discover other things there are plenty of islands to choose from to cater for what you want to experience.
Italy, EVERY WHERE OK. Italy is amazing I have Italian heritage So I may be a tad biased but I LOVE ITALY. There’s an endless amount of loud funny people, carbs, old buildings, wine and culture I just love it so much. I have a whole blog post on Italy you can check out on the trip I took last summer it was heaven. I haven’t visited Amalfi or Sorrento but they both have been highly recommended to me by people I know and trust, BESIDES if the place is good enough for the likes of George and Amal Clooney its good enough for me.
Click HERE to see all about my recommended spots in Italy.
France, if you wanna live the life of luxury go to Nice. I went there years ago for French College and it was an incredible experience. It is on the expensive side and I’m not the biggest fan of french cuisine to be honest ( I came home a lot thinner hahaha). But the place itself was lovely and great for nightlife and meeting new people. The beach in Nice is a stone beach not sandy so not great if you’re a sandy beach sun worshipper. Around Nice there are other towns and places you can visit though such as Cannes, Monaco, Antibes etc.
Spain, IBIZA BABY! Haven’t ever been there myself but damn it its on the list. Theres an old town with more historical things if thats what your in to. BUT then theres the massive world famous party island side of Ibiza that most people go there for. DJs and top world performers play in nightclubs there, celebrities such as Kris Jenner, Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio have all been there. Therefore I MUST go. As I am as basic as they come I also watched Made In Chelsea: Ibiza, when the ‘elite’ of Chelsea went to Ibiza for the summer to spend their trust fund money, partying and living their best lives, and it looked incredible. I’m completely sold, persuaded immediately. I want to go to Ibiza now just because they looked cool there now I want to go there. Do I have a trust fund to spend like them? no. Will I save my pennies and end up staying in a minging hostel in Ibiza next summer and go see Diplo and call it the best holiday of my life? Absolutely.
Hope you find this helpful if you haven’t organised your hollibops yet. It certainly gave me a sprinkle of wanderlust. If these options don’t suit you well…theres always interrailing!