Europe Best Beach Vacations, Europe Best Beaches, Top Beaches in Europe

April 20, 2012 by  
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Europe Best Beach Vacations

There are many things you could look for in a holiday; adventure, sports, culture, architecture or maybe great shopping. Sometimes however the best thing about going on holiday is swapping the grey pavements and cloudy skies for a stunningly beautiful beach, the kind with turquoise sea, azure skies and soft white sand underfoot. If that`s the most important aspect of your holiday (and why wouldn`t it be?) then take a look at some of Europe’s best beaches before you choose this year`s holiday destination. All around the coastline of Europe there are plenty of outstanding beaches to choose from.

Let`s start with San Vito Lo Capo in Sicily, Italy. San Vito Lo Capo can be found on the northwest coast of Sicily and this small town is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see and to top it all off they are surrounded by some stunning mountain landscapes. This is what Sicilian dreams are made of. The town has not been too commercialised so retains its authentic feel and the opportunity to relax away from more crowded places. If you explore the area you will undoubtedly find some little used coves and deserted beaches for a true desert island feel.

Oludeniz is a small resort on the Turkish Riviera, along the south west coast overlooking the Aegean Sea. This place is one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean and regularly polls as one of the top five beaches in the world and it is not hard to see why. It is a scrupulously clean Blue Flag beach with a blue lagoon and sandy bay. The water promises those much sought after sparkling shades of turquoise and aquamarine and it is a great place to go paragliding because of the spectacular views on offer.

Oludeniz Beach
Oludeniz Beach

Another top beach in Europe can be found in Biarritz in France. Biarritz is located in the south of France and is part of the Basque region. It will not be as crowded as the French Riviera and it is a luxurious destination, perfect for surfing and soaking up the sun in beautiful surroundings. This part of France is renowned for its surfing and its annual competitions such as the Quicksilver/ Roxy Jam surfing tournament. It is also a popular gambling location, with two casinos located along the beach front.

Spain of course is always a popular tourist destination and there are always Low Cost Holidays voucher codes to be found for Spain. Next time you are going to Spain, give the most popular Balearic Islands like Ibiza and Majorca a miss and try the often overlooked Menorca because it is here you will find Cala de Algaiarens. This underused area contains two gorgeous beaches with golden sands and crystal clear water. As they are located on private land there is a small charge (about 4 Euro) to access them but this is more than worth it. These beaches are in an area of natural interest and surrounded by pine trees, rugged cliffs and rock formations.

Alanya Vacations, Turkey’s Best Beaches, Cleopatra Beach, Best Beach Vacations

Alanya is not only heaven for your summer vacation with its natural beauty, long summer time, historical and cultural background, and sport, entertainment activities but also faster developing tourism centre with its accommodation and transportation facilities in Mediterranean Sea. The eight month between April and November is warm enough for tourists to feel the sunlight.

Alanya is a beautiful holiday centre of modern hotels and motels, numerous fish restaurants and cafes and bars. In the old town you find many old houses, towers and mosques, as well as a nice small harbour. But of course Alanya’s big attraction is its beaches, long swaths of sand to west and east. Beautiful sandy Cleopatra beach lies to the west of the resort while the fine sands of Alanya beach stretch to the east. If you like nightlife, it has a wide choice of night-spots located at the edge of town. Take a walk from lively bars to late-night discos.

Alanya VacationsAs it is mentioned, Alanya has many historical areas for the ones who like discovering new wonders. Alanya castle with its 83 towers and length of 6.5 km was constructed by the sultan of Seljuk Empire Alaaddin Keykubat. The surviving castle reflects the importance of the city in Seljuk times. Formed with red stones, Red Tower (Kızıl Kule) is the other ancient structure. You can also visit Seljuk shipyard, Alara castle, Hasbahce Koskü. Apart from these, Alanya has a famous cave named Damlatas. If you enjoy exploring you should visit the Damlatas Cave to see the eerie misshapen rock formations.
Its hotel facilities make you feel the comfort of your home. With its 5 stars Utopia World offers you that comfort. The hotel is decorated in the style of the historic glitter of the ancient city and is located in Kargicak, offering a number of facilities. Hotel Justiniano Sunrise Katya is able to entertain you thanks to its capacity of 182 rooms and 400 beds. Delphin De Luxe Resort settled in the middle of palm trees and a colourful garden. Delphin De Luxe will be your permanent address for the perfect high class holiday. The Sara Hotel is directly at the beautiful and historical Kleoptara beach in Alanya. To the city centre it is only a few minutes and to the airport Antalya 125 km.

In the end, the descriptions are not enough to understand Alanya. Alanya is a city should be visited when words can not tell you the legend of Alanya. You just not be satisfied with what you hear, go and tell it with your own words.

Faro Portugal Vacations, Best Sandy Beaches, Algarve Vacations, Portugal’s Best Destinations, Europe Best Beaches, Europe Excellent Beaches

August 6, 2008 by  
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Ready to discover the capital of the cherished Algarve region, the south of the Portugal? Faro has excellent beaches and fantastic nightlife. The Ria Formosa which is a beautiful natural lagoon can be found in Faro as can the ever-loved pink flamingo, often seen taking off from the different beaches.

World's Best BeachesThere are also numerous islands that are a favourite of visitors. Ilha de Faro is connected to the mainland by road. There are some amenities there such as restaurants, a scattering of beach houses and a few other facilities for travellers. Ilha de Barreta is the most loved of the island with its calm and peaceful atmosphere. There is no ferry connection so tourists must hire a boat to get there but it’s worth visiting this undisturbed location in Faro Portugal even just to have the beach almost to you.

Don’t run to the beach immediately before visiting the main sights. The main sights include: the Cathedral (Roman-Gothic origin), Nossa Senhora da Assuncão Convent (Renaissance), São Francisco Church (16-18th centuries). There are also a number of museums to visit: Infante Dom Henrique, Regional Ethnographic, Ramalho Ortigão.

Europe Best BeachesFaro has many hotel facilities for tourists. Located at the heart of the Algarve just 20 minutes from Faro International Airport and 2 hours from Lisbon and Seville – the Ria Park Hotel and Spa offers an impressive blend of an excellent standard of service alongside comfortable, stylish and relaxing accommodation.

Opened in May 2002, the Vila Galé Tavira is situated in the centre of the beautiful and historical city of Tavira. It has 268 tastefully furnished and excellently equipped rooms, including 6 suites and 1 room for handicapped persons. Hotel Mónaco offers comfort and is ideally located close to Faro Airport, Beach, Faro Shopping area, University and 7km away from Algarve Stadium. Built in 1995, this 3+ Star Hotel boasts a total of 64 rooms spread over 4 floors.

Looking for things to do in Faro? Golfers can practice at the driving range and rent golfing equipment at the Faro Golf Course. Nature Friends Outdoor Adventures offers guided hiking and canoeing tours. Fisheye Lake is stocked with rainbow trout and kokanee, offering a day use area with boat ramp, change rooms, picnic facilities and fire pits. Fishing licenses can be picked up in the nearby town of Faro. The geographic feature attracts birds such as the sand hill crane and other wildlife migrations during the spring and fall.

Spending your valuable time, prefer to be in Faro to taste the real pleasure. Faro city, the most suitable place of your time…