"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." – Anonymous
Imagine a life without being able to travel? There will be nothing to look forward to if you are not able to take a sneak peek into different lives. Travelling to new destinations, meeting new people, exploring new cultures and taking adventures head on, this is what life truly is about.
Check out the most awe-inspiring destinations in Europe that are truly wonderlands of picturesque beauty!
1. The Azores, Portugal
An archipelago around 1000 miles off the coast of North Africa is not an often heard of destination. But the Azores offer some of the most spectacular vistas with volcanic lava tubes and crater lakes. Summer is the best time to visit the place with a chance of spotting the sperm whales and dolphins. Some travel experts call it ‘Europe’s answer to Hawaii’, and it is a must visit to experience the Portuguese heritage, amazing cuisine, quiet beaches and scenic panoramas.
2. Lofoten Islands, Norway
Located in the Norwegian Sea, far above the Arctic Circle, Lofoten Islands offer a chance to experience an untouched landscape dotted with beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and deep fjords. With its diverse landscape, these islands offer a variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, skiing, fishing, ocean rafting and scuba diving. If you were to visit between late May and mid-July you could experience the wonder of the midnight Sun and from September to mid-April, you could get a chance to witness the spectacular northern lights.
3. Amalfi Coast, Italy
Considered to be a coastal gem, Amalfi is surrounded by high mountains, offering picturesque landscapes, dense forests, and cliffs dotted with pastel buildings. The place is dotted with charming coastal towns including Sorrento, Positano, Capri, Ravello and Pompeii. Whether you want to just hire a boat and take in the scenic beauty or want to swim in the open seas, this place won’t disappoint you. Additionally, fresh and delicious seafood cuisine with a history of rich cultural cooking surely makes it a holiday to remember.
4. Rovinj, Croatia
Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea on three sides, Rovinj is an archipelago of 20 islands located on Croatia's west coast. Dotted with scenic beaches, natural fjords, art museums, quaint churches and forts, Rovinj offers a perfect mix of heritage and adventure for travellers looking out for an ideal summer escapade. One must make it a point to visit Monkodonja, a Bronze Age hill fort built in 1800 BC. Travellers would also love boating down the 10-Km long Lim Fjord surrounded by deciduous and coniferous trees.
5. Paros, Greece
Located in the Aegean Sea, Paros is known for its beaches and idyllic village settings. The entire town is painted white, which offers an exquisite contrast against the turquoise waters and blue skies and is truly a treat to the eyes. Whether you choose to hit the beautiful beaches, go hiking through the Agia Irini gorge or enjoy horseback riding tours, the island will offer a chance to create lasting memories.
Such beautiful mesmerizing destinations make you want to pack your bags and fly off, don’t they?
Before you fly off, remember travelling should be always hassle free and for most international trips, travel Insurance is a handy protection cover. Think of it as a shield against any unexpected emergencies like baggage loss, baggage delay, bounced bookings of hotels and airline, loss of passport that you or your loved ones may face during your vacation. Don’t let such untoward scenarios hamper your travel mood.
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