Alternative European Holiday Destinations

When it comes to taking a well-earned holiday, Europe has a vast verity of destinations to choose from. If you’re looking for sun, sea and sand you can find it, skiing and other adventure holidays are abounding and there are city breaks galore to explore.

No matter what the type of holiday you are looking for however, it may be that you are looking to find it somewhere a little different, somewhere less visited by the masses you can. Here we take a look at some alternative European holiday destinations.

Seville, Spain

Famous for its oranges and its hot summers, Seville is also the home of tapas and flamenco dancing is how the locals like to let off steam. Yes, if you are looking for a city break with tons of great food and culture Seville is hard to beat.

While there be sure to take in the old quarter where you can see the 14th century ramparts of Alacazar and meander around the fountains on Plaza de Santa Cruz. Carnivores shouldn’t miss the opportunity to try the oxtail casserole at Meson Serranito near the bull ring – a great lunchtime treat.

The evening time is all about tapas in Seville and so hot step it over to the Alfalfa district and join the crowds of Spanish folk as they bar hop. Then if you fancy a bop, head to Triana where flamenco while you continue to sip chilled fino.

Hamburg, Germany

Located in the north of Germany, Hamburg was once home to the Beatles and is where they honed their skills as a live band. The city, however, has much more to offer than its infamous and vibrant nightlife.

Situated on the banks of the river Elbe, Hamburg has a fascinating maritime history and is a centre for international trade. It also has some awesome outdoor spaces and for a taste of this head to the Stadtpark where you can catch concerts or have a BBQ with the locals.

Art lovers shouldn’t miss the Kunsthalle Museum one of the best in Germany. For music head to the water where electronic music plays in Hamburg’s many harbourside bars and you can enjoy some authentic German beer.

Costa Smeralda, Sardinia

If you’d rather spend your time visiting some of the most beautiful beaches in the world perhaps the Costa Smeralda in Sardinia would act as the perfect base. Up and down the coastline there are secret beaches, some of which can only be accessed by sea and that are the perfect place to relax and splash about in the warm azure waters.

Sardinia is also famous for its food and if it isn’t too hot, you can walk off a delicious meal in some of the most stunning countryside Europe has to offer and finish your day with a glass of Beautiful Sardinian wine and a little Pecorino.

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  1. 14th February 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I am going to Hamburg in the Summer. Even though I am from Germany, I have never been.

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