My Top 5 European Summer Destinations

Despite the fact that we've been getting some seriously good weather in the UK lately, I've still been feeling the urge to jet off somewhere a little bit more tropical. Sorry, England, sometimes you just need some palm trees and a clear blue sea to remedy your wanderlust!

However, it's also kind of unrealistic to expect that everyone can afford to jet off to Barbados for the weekend when in reality, most of us have work to do or are working towards a bit more of a budget. So I've put together my list of the top five places in Europe where you can jet off to for the perfect Summer holiday, even if it's just for a couple of days!

This post is written in partnership with the amazing people at Clickstay, who are an awesome holiday home rental website with some seriously awesome places to stay!

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Starting off with a location a little bit more inland but still very stunning is Tuscany. It's absolutely perfect for people who really want to get that rustic Italian lifestyle on their holiday, I mean, just think of the pizza! It's also really close to Florence meaning you can hop on in to the city and get the best of both worlds. Clickstay have some seriously gorgeous villas in Tuscany which are perfect for if you want go to abroad with a group of friends or just on a romantic break!


There really is something for everyone in Cyprus. I'm not really a party animal, but lots of people love Ayia Napa for the nightlife. I, however, am definitely more for laying by the beach/pool and eating all the food without a hangover thank you! Luckily, there's lots of places that are far from the main touristy bit which are just as beautiful and perfect for a summer getaway. Paphos has some of the most beautiful locations by the sea and the water is crystal clear. I just want to jump right into that photo!

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Amalfi Coast

This is a place I've wanted to visit for so long, especially recently when it seems like everyone has been visiting! There are so many gorgeous towns around the area and bonus points because they have lots of colourful houses. It's the perfect place for a romantic getaway and I'm hoping I get the chance to visit next year!

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South of France

I feel like the South of France doesn't get enough publicity because it is truly stunning. A lot of people expect it to be all boring countryside but that definitely isn't the case. Cote d'Azur is right along the sea and there are some amazing Clickstay villas that offer gorgeous sea views and private pools.

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Another bucket list location is basically anywhere in Greece! A fun fact about me is that I'm actually a quarter Greek and yet I've never been! Obviously Santorini and Mykonos are top of my list, but any of the beautiful islands would be incredible. I like to daydream about visiting a remote island there and singing all the songs from Mamma Mia.

I'd love to know if any of you have go-to European destinations for your Summer holidays! I'm always looking for new places to visit, especially if they're warm! Also definitely check out Clickstay for some beautiful villas, but warning! You may get tempted!