A mosaic of culture and colour
Europe is a tough place to pin down. An extremely diverse continent, it has no end of secrets to explore – even if you’ve lived here your whole life. There’s ancient cities that laid the groundwork of civilisation, incredible natural wonders and some of the world’s best beach destinations. Heavyweight players like Greece and Spain are the oldest holiday destinations, attracting more than their fair share of superfans to their gorgeous beaches and charming towns and cities.
Then you’ve got the likes of Italy, a world leader in art and culture with some of the world’s finest cuisine – perfect city break material. Looking for something a little different? Up-and-comer Croatia is vying for the crown with its glorious un-spoilt beaches and photogenic terracotta towns while plucky Malta is a tiny island with a big following, offering up pre-historic sites and vibrant seaside towns.
Wherever you choose to stay, you won't be short of some incredible sights. Wander through the narrow streets of Rhodes Town, visit the archaeological sites in the ancient Peloponnese, explore Crete's natural gorges or photograph the fiery sunsets on Santorini.