Top 5 amazing European escapes
An escape from the bustling life from work, school, or other stressful activity is what everybody deserves. It is a great chance to relax and ponder on life’s roundabout. A European escape would be the perfect getaway for you to have a gastronomic trip or just to enjoy and bask in the sun. Europe has everything install for you from state-of-the-art architectures to white-sand beaches to lively dance parade, there’s nothing more you could ask for. Here are five European escapes you should probably include in your getaway.
Top 5 cool European escapes
1. Seville (Spain)
You probably haven’t heard this place, but this southern capital of Spain is one place you shouldn’t miss on your European tour. It’s historic center, with its gothic colossal Cathedral, is a mixture of glorious baroque churches, stunning Mudejar palaces and winding medieval lanes that would surely win you over. If you are a dance aficionado, there are Flamenco clubs where you could sway your moves away. Aristocratic mansions are also dotting the place which allows us a glimpse of the city’s diverse culture.
If you want to be astonished by beautiful architecture, then be sure to visit this UNESCO-listed palace, the Real Alcázar. The breath-taking view of the architecture is a brilliant mixture of Mudéjar and Christian architecture. Also, try to visit this awe-inspiring, the world’s largest Gothic Cathedral, the Catedral de Sevilla and Giralda. There are still other places you could try when you visit Saville.
2. Crete (Greece)
Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands. It is a celebration of the senses from the natural beauty of the history, culture, and exquisite cuisine. It captivates the heart of the visitors with its majestic and impressive landscape, rich history, world-renowned cuisine, and especially the kind-hearted, hospitable people of Crete. When you visit Crete, don’t miss out on Falarsana, one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, and the world-renowned Rethymno, the hidden jewel of Crete and has the largest beach on the island.
Crete is not only about mind-blowing beaches, but it is also home to well-maintained and large golf courses in the country. Whilst holidaying in Greece, taking a golfing break is a surprisingly fun activity you can escape the stressful plagues of day to day life in, especially when you are visiting Crete. Whether your good at it or not, the views are captivating and the weathers not so bad either.
3. Bruges (Belgium)
The little city of Bruges, in Belgium, is home to the largest gourmet food festival. If you are looking for a gastronomic trip to Europe, then Bruges is the place to be. Also, the medieval implications of the city’s cobblestone streets lead to an architectural, historical, artistic panorama.
Bruges is titled UNESCO World Heritage City because of its medieval beauty that still testifies up to now. You can opt for a 40-minute cruise along the canals of Bruges, considered to be the Venice of the North, to wonderfully enjoy the surrounding neighborhoods. Don’t forget to visit Groeninge Museum, Hof Bladelin, Belfry, Church of Our Lady, and the Market Halls.
4. Split (Croatia)
Split, the second largest city of Croatia, is stunningly situated just between the sea and the mountains. Split is a busy city where islanders flock to work. It is highly recommended to stay in a luxury villa whilst visiting Split, to complete your unforgettable visit to the City. You will never get bored with Split for there are many things to do in the city including gastronomic day trips and even a world-class nightlife. A visit to Riva, a famous people-watching spot, is a seaside promenade just outside the Palace walls should be included in your go-to list as well.
5. Highlands (Scotland)
The vast landscapes of Scotland’s Highland may be the last corners of Europe where you can be in complete solitude. Highlands, the place of the Gaels in the Gaelic Language, are located in the Northern and Northwestern parts of Scotland. It is home to Britain’s most spectacular range, the Cuillin Hills, which means keel-shaped in the Old Norse.
The Sgurr Alasair, highest summit on the isle of with 993 m, should also be included in your list of places to visit when you are in Scotland. The summit features knife-edge ridges, scree-filled gullies and jagged pinnacles of bare rock. If you want something a bit easier the irony is you should climb Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK, but has a walkable, all be it, steep, path to the top. There are plenty of fantastic remote cottages dotted around if you want to escape into the Scottish wilderness.
TIP: Did you know that I lived in Scotland for a year when I was working as a flight attendant there back in 2010? Here’s some photos from my cold trips around Scotland taken with my first camera :)