5 highly recommended European beach destinations

Europe , and more specifically the Mediterranean , is a perfect territory to enjoy good weather and the beach. It is what we usually look for when the summer months arrive and we have vacations, although it never hurts to escape to the north to contemplate the natural beauty of countries as cold as Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

If you are clear that you want to go dark or brown and you do not know where to do it, I recommend you take note of the 5 destinations that I list below, since they are the best that there is in the old continent.

1- Menorca

I have visited the island several times and I have to say that I never get tired of it. Of course, it must be recognized that it is not the most appropriate destination for a group of young boys who want to eat the night, since in general there is not much atmosphere .

Menorca is quiet and its beaches are the best in the world . Its crystal clear waters and fine sand are its best hallmark. The main drawback? That you should book well in advance if you don’t want to pay a fortune for accommodation. Hotels and apartments fly because they not only make the national tourist fall in love, but also benefit from the arrival of foreigners wanting to relax.

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2- Sardinia

It is the main competitor of the Balearic Islands. Many Spaniards have taken the plane or the boat to try what are surely the best Italian waters. In Sardinia, as in Menorca, you also enjoy spectacular sandy beaches that only lack palm trees to be dived by those of the Caribbean.

There is a good atmosphere, the gastronomy is sensational and there are beaches worth photographing everywhere. Of course, do not propose to make long drives with the car at night, since the vast majority of its roads are not illuminated and that forces you to return from your daily trips before the sun sets.

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3- Dubrovnik

The most beautiful city in Croatia has it all. It has become more famous than it already was since it became one of the main settings for "Game of Thrones." Its walls are as beautiful as they are imposing and its streets fall in love with anyone. The city’s beaches are not the best in Europe, but you have very interesting alternatives a few kilometers away. Also, Banje Beach , which is in Dubrovnik and offers fabulous views of the ramparts.

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4- Mykonos

On the Greek island of Mykonos, the variety of its beaches can be highlighted. Some are made of sand and some are made of stone. What is usually common in all of them is the cleaning of the water. The best known are Super Paradise (a gay-friendly beach), Paradise or Agios Ioannis.

You won’t be able to easily forget Mykonos for its beautiful white houses , which in case you didn’t know are painted twice a year. Their shape is usually cubic and with flat roofs. In addition, blue provides a touch of color by staining the railings of the balconies, the doors, the windows …

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5- Corsica

Of all those on this list, it is by far the most expensive destination . It is worth discovering its natural wealth beyond its incredible beaches. The most beautiful are those of Rondinara, Santa Giulia, Palombaggia, Petite Sperone and Ostriconi.

Ajaccio is the capital of the island, where Napoleon was born. It is a very beautiful city located in an open gulf, so it gives the feeling that the waves want to greet its citizens. It has more than one beach, Saint François being the most popular of all, perhaps due to the fact that it is the one with the easiest access.

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