Europe is home to numerous romantic towns, old castles, creative architecture, and some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the planet. Not only that, but Europe is also recognised for the unexpected beauty of natural scenery, unusual creatures, and stunning islands. These party islands are so lovely that practically all visitors adore them and desire to visit Europe to view them for themselves. Let's go on an adventure with CabinZero to 15 party islands that are recognised as natural marvels of the globe!
Cyprus, a sun-drenched island with gorgeous landscapes, beautiful beaches, and various civilizations, is a must-see in Europe. Cyprus, located in the eastern Mediterranean, is the continent's pearl. Cyprus is one of Europe's safest countries, with a low crime rate. Furthermore, Cyprus boasts a pleasant way of life and clean air. As a result, it's one of the most exciting and relaxed places to live.
Photo on Unsplash - The view of Limassol, Cyprus from above is amazing.
Explore Bronze Age communities, marvel at the architecture of ancient Greek temples, hear about the sounds of Roman arenas, see the world's oldest Byzantine cathedral, and stroll atop the Venetian walls and mediaeval castle.
Summer is the most popular time to visit Cyprus. Summers in Cyprus are hot and humid. Summers in Cyprus can be quite hot due to the country's southern location, and it is not the most comfortable destination to visit from June to August.
Cyprus is an excellent tourist destination. There are Neolithic archaeological monuments reaching back to ancient times, as well as spectacular Roman mosaics and floor-to-ceiling cathedrals dating back to the mediaeval period.
Capri, Italy's most renowned island, is recognised for having it all: magnificent scenery, superb dining, world-class shopping, and, of course, stunning azure waves. Capri, Italy's mythological island, boasts spectacular landscape and beauty that spans from the rock caves encircling the island to the horizon and has inspired poets, lovers, and visitors for generations. This Italian tourist destination is best known as the Grotta Azzurra, or "Blue Grotto," and is currently a Roman swimming location. The beautiful turquoise blue hue of this lagoon sets it apart.
Photo on Unsplash - Beautiful Capri Island, Faraglioni Beach and Cliffs, Italy.
It has drawn people who want to learn about the history of this saltwater cave. The town of Capri, with its iconic sights like Piazzetta, Marina Piccola, and popular retail areas, attracts the majority of visitors. Anacapri is much more spread out and populous; from here, you can take the elevator to the summit of Monte Solara, which offers panoramic views of the entire island. What could be more relaxing than lying on a sun lounger and gazing out over the gorgeous waves of the Mediterranean? The beaches of Capri are sparse and narrow, cut into the rocky shoreline by wind, sea, and no sand. Beach amenities with great fish and seafood restaurants allow you to relax all day and are ideal for family gatherings.
Madeira Island is a Portuguese island located between Portugal and Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean. Madeira, with its wild eucalyptus trees, beautiful towns, and stunning vistas, is one of those wonderful and still relatively untouched locations. Madeira, a Portuguese island, is a tiny island with many activities and possibilities to explore. It is recommended that you spend at least a week touring the island.
Photo on Unsplash - Beach view in Ponta do Sol in Madeira, Portugal
The majority of visitors to Madeira stay in Funchal, the island's capital and largest city. Despite its isolation from the mainland, it is Portugal's sixth biggest city. It has a long history, with the first settlement dating back to the 15th century.
It is one of the most popular tourist cities in the country, thanks to its historic landmarks. Funchal mixes the ambience of the ancient town with the island's inspirational mood. Funchal Old Town is also for history and architectural aficionados who like the ambience. The Old Town comes alive at night, with street artists creating a one-of-a-kind environment. Visitors to the city are invited to have a delightful glass of Puncha at the city's bars and restaurants.
Tenerife is a Spanish island and part of the Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off Africa's northwest coast. Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands, attracting over 5 million visitors each year. Tenerife's island attractions provide travellers with everything they need for a wonderful holiday, including extreme sports like climbing and diving, as well as fresh sea breezes from the lovely beaches. Visitors can also taste distinctive local delicacies and bask in the warm sun all year.
Photo on Unsplash - Amazing view of las Teresas beach with golden sand.
The Ancient Town of La Orotava is a must-see old Spanish Tenerife site that is described as a treasure trove of history, art, and cultural attractions. The town goes back to the 16th century and has charming streets as well as lots of shops and outdoor cafés for a relaxing evening.
El Médano is one of southern Tenerife's most stunning beaches. This is the place to go whether you enjoy water activities or just want to spend the day with your family. This beach has been given a Blue Flag, which assures high-quality service and perfect swimming conditions.
Santorini is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, 200 kilometres southeast of Greece, and the location is thought to be a crater remnant. When you come here, you will be able to observe the stunning natural landscapes that many visitors appreciate. To enjoy a wonderful vacation in Santorini, visit between June and October, when the weather is bright, dry, and free of large waves, making it ideal for water transport.
At the same time, travelling during this period allows you to experience the fresh, crisp air while also making it easier to go to tourist spots. Take in the lovely and iconic vistas that have made it distinctive among the islands on the west side of the beach, near the famed crater. If you visit Santorini, you must visit the Red Sea. The red sea is located directly at the foot of the island, making it convenient for travel, and you will especially enjoy the beautiful red sand beach and being immersed in the cold water. Its red sand beaches are especially popular with travellers, and a trek through Thira, with its characteristic houses, is a must.
Photo on Unsplash - Blue-domed church along the crater’s edge in Oia, Santorini
When visiting Santorini, it is hard to miss the villages; the towns are ancient yet offer us a nice sensation, and you can also watch the sunset from these villages. If you enjoy exploring and admiring nature's beauty, then Oia town is a must-see when visiting Santorini. With its ideal location at the highest point of Santorini, you can both watch the sunset and see the entire island of Santorini.
It is also regarded as the Aegean Sea's wonder of lyrical beauty and the origin of interesting Greek tales. Crete is appealing to Greek visitors for a variety of reasons. To begin with, visitors to this popular Greek tourist location will discover numerous stunning landscapes, intriguing cultural facts, and the environment.
There are several beautiful beaches as well as vibrant and contemporary cities. Most importantly, this is a country famed for numerous historical treasures found in little fishing towns in the heart of a strange scenery with rough mountains and cottages perched on a calm slope.
Visitors will appreciate the splendour of the vast beaches with white sand, as well as the beautiful blue sea water and fresh air.
Photo on Unsplash - Landscape with Kalypso Cretan Village, Crete
You can observe the lyrical beauty made up of rows of blossoming oleander trees if you take the time to wander along the routes throughout the island. Panormos is a charming fishing town on Crete's north coast. This is an excellent option for those who enjoy beach activities such as swimming, sunbathing, and scuba diving. Loutro is located in the island's south.
Because the view is immediately facing the sea, this location boasts a stunning outlook. Loutro is the ideal location for you to unwind and thoroughly relax, away from the noisy crowds and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and have a quiet party with your partner.
Greece has several tiny islands spread in the Aegean Sea, providing travellers with a nice area to rest and check in while also satisfying their enthusiasm for nature. Zakynthos is also another natural wonder with a rich history to be proud of. Travelling to Zakynthos, Greece will enable you to explore the entire island's secret lyrical beauty and alluring paradise beauty.
Zakynthos is the third biggest of the Ionian Islands. It is shaped like an arrowhead, with the top facing northwest. The western section of the island is a rolling hilly plateau that is covered in a green tint that resembles a gleaming pearl in the sea. The southwest coast is mostly made up of magnificent cliffs that astound visitors every time they see them.
Photo on Unsplash - Panoramic view of Navagio Beach, Zakynthos Island
Kolona Beach is one of the most appealing places because it resembles a big port split by a string of golden beaches in the centre. This location has a wonderful ambience and is an excellent choice for anybody looking to unwind in the sun. Zakynthos Island also has several stunning caverns that form natural domes facing the sea, mixing with the hue of the blue sea to produce an unfathomable natural beauty. The island is famed for its charming towns and historical attractions, in addition to its wonderful beaches with crystal clear water and scenic surroundings.
The little island of Formentera is one of the tourist sites to other wonderful Spanish islands that travellers should not overlook. This island is also well-known for vacationers sunbathing naked on the sand. Don't be embarrassed about it. Formentera is a tiny island south of Ibiza that is famed for naked sunbathing on several beautiful white sand beaches. It also boasts an amazing cliff, La Mola, with a distinctive lighthouse.
Photo on Unsplash - Seawalk to Illetas paradise in Formentera
Because it is so isolated, this is a popular destination for nature lovers. This island is most congested in July and August of each year. If you plan to travel during this time, you should get a hotel room as soon as possible.
The picturesque La Mola lighthouse, as well as the spectacular and attractive high cliffs, draw people to this island. Formentera has all of the natural beauty of a Spanish beach. You can get to know the local fauna, sail the turquoise seas, or swim to Espalmador, a little adjacent island, for a mineral mud bath.
Travel to Fuerteventura, Spain, one of the Canary Islands, to experience the extraordinary natural beauty available nowhere else. The winds on this lovely island are stronger than in other areas. As a result, pastimes like sailing and surfing have flourished here.
It contains over 150 major and small beaches with enormous sand dunes. You can select from a variety of holiday places on the island. One of the most well-liked resting locations among them is Corralejo, which is situated in the island's north.
Fuerteventura has a few beaches where you can swim in any clothing, even if you prefer not to wear a swimming suit. There are several locations to hire umbrellas and enjoy beverages on the beach in order to relax and have a good time.
Photo on Unsplash - Summer view of Corralejo town from the sea, Fuerteventura
Playa del Matorral, located on the shores of Morro del Jable, offers a stunning beach and nature reserve that is well worth a visit if you wish to spend the day surfing on the blue beach. There are also various routes through the natural reserve, as well as spectacular views from the lighthouse.
The Corralejo natural park, a popular tourist attraction on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura, is home to the Canary Islands' most spectacular sand dunes. Dune exploration along the island's northeast shore is one of the greatest activities to do in Fuerteventura if you want to experience completely different scenery.
Many people are familiar with Lofoten because of its magnificent landscape, bays, and untouched but gorgeous scenery. Lofoten, located far north of the Arctic Circle, is an area where nature has not been greatly influenced by human intervention.
Lofoten is a Norwegian archipelago in the county of Nordland. It is well-known for its beautiful backdrop of towering mountains, beaches, bays, and pristine nature. Furthermore, the islands are linked by bridges and pathways that traverse the length of the archipelago, providing a truly breathtaking panorama. When visiting this archipelago, you can surf and observe the aurora borealis. Additionally, the island features massive gorgeous mountains that appear to shelter the population from volcanic explosions.
Photo on Unsplash - Colourful Northern Lights at Lofoten Island.
Furthermore, the Lofoten Islands enjoy a substantially milder temperature than other places of the world at the same latitude due to the warm springs. Visitors can witness the midnight sun from late can to mid-July, while the northern lights will be visible from September to mid-April next year. Anybody, in particular, will be able to climb mountains, paddle, surf on a canoe, discover great natural locations, or simply have thrilling moments with a gorgeous vehicle along a dreamy arc connecting towns and villages.
This year, many people will visit the island of Guernsey to enjoy the summer. This site has the characteristic taste of a tropical region, with dazzling golden sunlight and rolling blue waves touching the rocky beach, enough to make all tourists fall in love. Guernsey is actually a year-round paradise for flower aficionados, with stunning gardens, award-winning landscapes, fields of wild orchids, and cliff walks covered with flowers. Guernsey is definitely a flower lover's heaven all year.
Photo on Unsplash - Hydrangeas at Moulin Huet Bay, St Martins, Guernsey
When visiting Guernsey, you should not only look at the flowers but also explore the bays. Guernsey has something for everyone, whether you want a stunning coastline cliff or a long sandy beach. There are 27 bays of all forms and dimensions; some are expansive and busy with visitors, but there are still a few isolated, lovely, and secluded coves.
Comino Island, located between Malta and Gozo, is regarded as a tourist and inhabitants' paradise. This is the ideal location to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, disconnect from social media, and enjoy the Blue Lagoon, dubbed "heaven on Earth."
When you get to Blue Lagoon, you will be stunned by the brilliant blue water, which appears to be surreal. The Blue Lagoon is often regarded as one of the most beautiful locations on the Maltese Islands. The shallow water between the two islands is known as a "natural swimming pool," and you can swim and dive as much as you wish.
Photo on Unsplash - Blue lagoon in Malta, Comino island.
One of the most stunning places in the Comino Islands, with crystal clear turquoise seas. There are also a variety of other activities available on the island, such as paragliding and a variety of water sports. If you wish to attempt any water activities, you can wander around and ask the booths; there are numerous possibilities at reasonable pricing.
Brac is the biggest island in Dalmatia and the third largest in the Adriatic Sea, with a population of 14,500 people. The economy of Brac is mostly focused on tourism, but fishing and agriculture (particularly wine and olives) are becoming increasingly significant. Zlatni Rat beach is regarded to be one of Europe's most beautiful beaches.
Photo on Unsplash - Beautiful bay with rocky beaches near Milna on the southwest coast of Brac Island.
It attracts a lot of tourists and is less flamboyant than Hvar, with its rich history as the focus. This lovely Croatian island has lovely pine-fringed beaches, lonely bays, and the highest peaks of the Croatian islands. Many of its towns offer charming cobblestone streets, attractive squares, and a diverse range of taverns and restaurants.
Mallorca, Spain's biggest island in the Balears archipelago, is the most popular tourist destination in the country. This island, located in the Mediterranean environment, is pleasant and dry all year, making it the summer residence of the Spanish royal family.
Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities for visitors to Mallorca, particularly in the western coastal Serra de Tramuntana range, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Furthermore, the island of Mallorca is home to several vineyards, allowing tourists to sample local wines.
Photo on Unsplash - Landscape with beaches and busy bays in Mallorca.
Most visitors that visit Mallorca in quest of beaches, wine, and nightlife overlook Palma de Mallorca, the island's largest city. Palma is sometimes likened to Barcelona, with tree-lined boulevards, magnificent beach promenades, and small, labyrinthine lanes bursting with life.
Corse is a tranquil, lovely island in the centre of the huge blue sea, surrounded by the great romantic countries of France and Italy. Few people realise that this is also the hometown of Napoleon Bonaparte, the military genius. Furthermore, the island of Corsica is one of the few areas in France that still speaks its own original language, although it is now a blend of French and Italian.
Photo on Unsplash - Sandy Palombaggia beach with crystal clear sea in Corsica
Visitors have fallen in love with Ajaccio's natural beauty. With snowy peaks in the background and sandy beaches nearby, this town boasts a magnificent coastal location. Ajaccio is Corsica's largest town and capital, although it maintains a relaxed atmosphere. The home where Napoleon was born is a popular tourist destination. The house is now a museum featuring antique furnishings, armour, pictures, and family records.
If you ever get the chance to visit Europe, you must come to this group of 15 paradise and party islands to explore, learn about, and take in the uniqueness of the island culture. There will undoubtedly be a lot of intriguing stuff for tourists to explore.
Update: If you’re planning to visit Europe next fall, you will need an ETIAS travel authorization. The system is expected to be introduced in November of 2023 and will be mandatory for all countries that are Schengen visa-free.
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