5 European Summer Destinations

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As you probably know, I’m as European as it gets – I love living on the continent and all the wonderful cities it holds. The continent of Europe is home to a whole number of interesting destinations that are definitely worth a visit. From sandy beaches and blue seas to historic ruins and vibrant cities, Europe definitely has everything to offer when it comes to making sure that you’re spoilt for choice when choosing where to visit this summer. If you are thinking of taking a holiday in Europe this summer and aren’t sure exactly where to choose, here are five fantastic destinations to inspire you.


There’s a good reason as to why Rome is one of the most famous and most visited cities in Europe. With historic sites at every turn and the Vatican City nestled in the midst of the famous capital, a trip to Rome is just as interesting whether you only have a few days to spare or want to spend a few weeks exploring the area. Travel in style on your trip to Rome with luggage from Charles Ford London.


If you’re looking for a vibrant UK destination to visit, London is a fantastic choice. With tons of tourist attractions to visit and definitely no shortage of British heritage, a few days in London can be loads of fun with just so much to see and do. Visit Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard, before heading to the Thames for a ride in the famous London Eye and a guided cruise down the river. Having lived in the UK capital, I can assure you, London is truly inspiring, bother Winter and Summer!


If you’re looking for a beach holiday that offers plenty to see and do, the Algarve, Portugal, has it all. With stunning, wide beaches that allow plenty of room for sunbathing, sports and swimming for all the family and a range of activities to choose from such as water parks and boat excursions to caves and dolphin spotting, the Algarve makes for a fun and relaxing holiday whether you’re travelling alone, with a group of friends, or with family.


If you’re after a shopping break in Europe, then look no further than Milan. One of Italy’s more industrial cities, you won’t find as many tourists which can make for a perfectly authentic experience. A visit to Milan in late December or January means that you’ll hit the January ‘Saldi’, with hundreds of shops and boutiques offering cut prices. Don’t forget to visit the famous Piazza and Duomo di Milano, the second largest church in Italy. And let’s not forget about how it’s one of the most influent fashion cities!


If you’re looking for a holiday that offers a bit of everything, Athens is a great choice. With ancient ruins, museums and historical architecture to explore, Athens offers everything that you’d want from a historical city break but doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the relaxing side of things either. With beaches and beauty spots where you can sit and soak up the sun, the capital of Greece makes for a perfect European break.

Which are your favourite European destinations? Whether there’s one place that you just keep going back to, or a destination that you’ve always wanted to visit, I’d love to hear from you in the comments. (Images that aren't mine are being linked to).

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