Europe – The Most Popular And Cheap Summer Holiday Spots For You To Visit
Hey everyone! I hope you’re having a great summer. Holiday time is here in Europe, people are escaping the cities and heading out to find the best summer spots – but where is the best place to go?
I’ve tried to figure out where people are going this summer, which destinations offer the best cheap vacations, so I called a couple of travel companies to check out whats going on for summer 2010.
Obviously it all depends what you want out of the trip, but here are a few destinations which are most popular this summer.
Turkey is one of the cheapest countries to visit in Europe right now, and really is so much more than just cheap fake brands and nice beaches.
You just need to be willing to scrape off the surface to find those amazing places with a lot of cultural value.
If you want to experience some history then I would recommend spending a day in the Ephesus Ruins. It’s one of the best preserved Roman city in the Mediterranean region, and is an amazing sight to see!
If you like a bit of adventure, why not go white water rafting. You can choose between Dalaman, Köprülü, Çoruh and Zamanti Rivers. Another fun thing I recommend is trying a Turkish Hamam Bath. It’s a great experience, but do it early on your vacation if you want to keep that tan!
Best Places To Party & Shopping? Make sure you check out: Alanya, Marmaris and Antalya which can all be found in Turkey.
If you’re looking for incredible beaches but want them without the 200 other German tourists (who according to a travel company salesman, tend to get countries raising prices wherever they go), then make sure you head over to Karpathos in Greece.
Not only is Greece cheaper because of the low Euro, but Karpathos is generally always cheaper than at the rest of Greece. This could have to do with the fact that the island got an airport 5 years ago, and didn’t get exploited the same way as Crete in the 70’s.
Some people claim that this island is like Crete used to be before the mass tourism.
Many of the postcards you see of Greek islands are taken from this island, and for someone who enjoys beautiful nature there are some nice hiking trails here.
You don’t have to worry about the economic problems in Greece, it shouldn’t affect the tourist industry, and prices won’t be raised until after summer (around September I was told).
The fun thing about Greece is that you can go island hopping so easily, and spend a day or two somewhere else.
Croatia is a beautiful destination where the water is crystal clear. You can either choose to relax in the smaller coast villages like Makarska, or head over to the party island Hvar.
However, the most amazing city to visit is by far Dubrovnik. It’s an amazing town dating back 1300 years. Stroll around the city and the baroque buildings, visit the old city and walk along the ancient walls surrounding it.
So have you decided where you are going this summer for a lovely holiday?