For a holiday with hot sun or stunning scenery, exotic cocktails or traditional cultures, the fantastic coastal resorts of Mediterranean Europe are a good choice. From the soft sands of Portugal’s Algarve and the immensely popular resorts of the Spanish Costa del Sol to the incredible selection of Greek islands, each with its own distinct character, to the less familiar delights of Turkey and Cyprus, Europe, though reassuringly familiar, still has the ability to charm and amaze.
Lovely beaches, cosmopolitan bars, A-list nightclubs and exclusive marinas are all on offer. There is the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and fabulous in some of Europe’s top resorts, or find an island hideaway in the clear blue water of Greece’s Aegean and Ionian seas. Visitors can experience the fascinating traditions of countries such as Portugal or Spain, or the ancient archaeology of Greece, Cyprus and Turkey.
Safe and welcoming, Southern Europe is ideal for families as well as groups. Holidaymakers can sample authentic Mediterranean food and the traditional charm of each individual country whilst watching the world go by from a table on a cafe terrace or enjoy a fantastic sunset while sipping cocktails on the waterfront.
Southern Europe has a mild climate and from Portugal in the west to Cyprus in the east, it can be enjoyed from late April onwards right through to September, with July and August the hottest, and driest months.
Who visits Europe?
With such a diverse range of holidays on offer in southern Europe, holidaymakers come from all age groups and walks of life, to enjoy great food, spectacular scenery and centuries of history as well as memorable clubs, bars and, last but not least, hundreds of gorgeous beaches.
The mouth-watering cuisines on offer in Europe is vast, with ever popular dishes such as Mediterranean, Italian, Greek and a vast array of other options. From pasta dishes in Italy to Tapas meals in Spain. The European cuisines have something for everyone, with many famous foods, such as sausages and pizza being created throughout the continent. Traditional dishes are always being served up in these countries so you will be sure not to be disappointed when wanting to try a local speciality.
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