Europe is a stunning continent that is filled with many beautiful destinations created by both, man and nature. It is a great place to relax and unwind and spend your summer vacation. Here are 5 beautiful destinations in Europe that you should definitely check out.
Prague, Czech Republic
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly getaway then Prague could be the ideal destination for you. You can park up at Gatwick, take a cheap flight, and be exploring this beautiful capital city in just a few hours. Prague is known for its baroque architecture, gothic churches and cheaper than water beer. You can visit the Charles Bridge which links the old town to the new town and often has street performers and artists.
The Prague Castle is the official office of the president of Czech Republic and has spectacular gothic roman styled architecture. The Wenceslas Square is a good place to spend your day with hotels and cafes and is a centre of cultural and business activities. The Josefov is a former Jewish ghetto known for its boutique shops and Jewish history. Be sure to visit the Letna Park which has a large beer garden.
Sicily is the largest Mediterranean Island and its history is reflected on sites like the Valley of the Temples which are 7th century well-preserved Doric-styled Greek temples. Mount Etna in the eastern coast of Sicily is an active volcanic and is popular for trekking, skiing, caves and vineyards. The Riserva naturale dello Zingaro is a good place for picnics and the coastline walking trails offer breath-taking scenic views. The Cefalù Cathedral, Church of San Cataldo, Palermo Cathedral and Quattro Canti are some of the places to visit to see the spectacular architecture of Sicily.
Cardiff lies on the south coast of Wales and is a port city and also the capital of Wales. You can visit the 11th century Cardiff Castle and explore its beautifully decorated interiors. The Principality Stadium offers daily tours and you can go there to see a Welsh rugby match, football match or enjoy a concert. Spend a day in the Oakwood Theme Park which offers various rides and offers 3D style cinema experience. You can visit the Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve to see beautiful nature and wildlife. You can also take a tour of the National Museum Cardiff which houses Welsh art and history and archaeological artefacts.
Brittany is in the north western region in France. There are plenty of great places to stay like the beach side resort of Dinard and walled Saint-Malo which is built on a rock in the English Channel. There certainly isn’t a shortage of beautiful villas across France, and Brittany is no exception to this, especially with the stunning scenery and views.
Be sure to explore the Côte de Granit Rose which is a pink granite coastline that stretches for more than 30 kilometres. You can visit Fort-la-Latte, a 14th century fortress with a network of walls, towers, dungeons and medieval war engines. The aquarium Oceanopolis hosts more than 1,000 species and is a good place to spend your day. You can also visit The Sculptured Rocks which are stunning seaside 19th century granite sculptures.
Iceland has a dramatic landscape of volcanoes, lava fields, hot springs and geysers. Iceland has a rich Viking history and Reykjavik the capital of Iceland runs on geothermal power. Be sure to spend some time in the capital city of Reykjavik that is popular for late night bars, clubs, and great locally brewed beer. You can visit Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa located on a lava field and a widely visited tourist location. You can visit Gullfoss to watch the spectacular scenic view of the two stage waterfall.