The European summer is a very lucrative time for anyone wanting to explore the continent. June to September is considered the best time to visit most countries. From Greece, Croatia and Austria to Denmark and the Netherlands, all these destinations are part of Europe and you can make the most of your summer holidays to explore these beautiful countries. Choosing a handful of countries to visit would certainly be difficult, but don’t worry because we’ve got you covered! Here is a list of the top 5 destinations in Europe for all romantics, nature lovers, adrenaline junkies and wanderers.
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5 European countries to visit in summer
Located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, Croatia is a country to visit from June to August. With the temperature set in the range of 15 to 27 degrees Celsius, the climate is mildly warm and pleasant. In Croatia, be sure to visit the “Pearl of the Adriatic” in Dubrovnik. All GOT fans should definitely visit Dubrovnik to see King’s Landing and do the Game of Thrones Tour. You can also hike in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, home to eight parks of natural beauty. Spend a few days in Sibenik, an underrated beauty in Croatia. This ancient beauty is made entirely of stone and it still stands strong today, setting an example of traditional rock-solid architecture.
The Greek islands of Santorini are one of the most visited destinations. They live up to the hype with a view of its blue and white painted towns making Santorini one of the most romantic places on earth. Visit the island of Crete and witness a rare natural occurrence – pink corals. Take a romantic stroll along the pure blue waters on the white sand beach of Elafonisi. Immerse yourself completely by visiting the most Greek place in Greece – Mykonos. You will recognize the streets very well because the Bollywood song sequences were shot on the streets of Mykonos.
This colorful country deserves a mention because of the lively atmosphere it exudes. There’s Amsterdam where you can visit postcard-worthy windmills, bustling apartments, canal houses across bridges and more. Visit the historic brewery and taste freshly brewed beer. Visit Amsterdam’s renowned concerts, majestic museums and shop at Amsterdam’s flea market, the largest of its kind in Europe. Besides Amsterdam, the Netherlands has Haarlem, Keukenhof and many other places to visit.
Austria; Not to be confused with Australia, is yet another country in Europe best visited from June to August. The Republic of Austria was originally called Ostmark. This geographically stunning country is home to UNESCO World Heritage sites like the residence of the Prince Archbishops of Salzburg. Apart from being breathtaking, there are many museums, fortresses, palaces and places of historical significance in Austria.
The best time to visit Denmark is also from June to August during which the temperature ranges from 15 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius. Being a country rich in natural wealth, there are several things to do here! Visit the many national parks that are home to various animal species. Visit Grenen, dubbed the tip of the European continent, and visit museums and palaces to learn more about the country. If you’re with kids (or just a kid at heart), don’t forget to visit Legoland in Denmark!
So, have you packed your bags yet?
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