Hot European Summer Destinations

Spending the summer in Europe sounds like a romantic and wonderful experience.  But where to go, you ask?  Let's take a look at these hot European summer destinations including Spain, Portugal and Greece.

Benidorm, Spain
Located five hours south of Barcelona on the Mediterranean coastline lays the Spanish town of Benidorm.  Formerly a sleepy fishing village, Benidorm has been transformed in to a destination housing 1.5 million people during the summer months.  What to see and do in Benidorm?  Soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches, party at the nightclubs, golfing and enjoying the delicious Mediterranean cuisine at any of Benidorm's 1,000 restaurant choices.  Local attractions in Benidorm include visiting Terra Natura (zoo), Terra Mitica (theme park), Aqualandia Water Park, and old Casco Antiguo.

Albufeira, Portugal
Alubufeira is located on the southern coastline of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. A contrast of old and new, Albufeira offers the charm of an old fishing village featuring winding narrow streets, whitewashed buildings, cafes and more while the Montechoro Strip has a beautiful beach, shops, and a selection of nightclubs and restaurants where fun continues into the wee hours of the night.  Sightseeing not to be missed in Aldufeira include visiting San Vincente de Albufeira Statue, Sant'Ana Church, Castle Wall, Misericordia Chapel, Clock Tower and Xorino Cave.

Kos, Greece
Situated between Patmos and Rhodes, the island of Kos was one of the original Greek islands to be promoted as a tourist destination with an array of beach hotels built along it's coastline.  In contrast to other Greek islands, Kos is relatively flat making it perfect for cycling; visitors will find many bicycle rental stores scattered throughout the island.  Kos has long been recognized as one of the best archaeological sites in the entire Mediterranean - sightseeing opportunities include visiting Hippocrates Tree, Knights Castle and the Archaeological Museum.  In Kos Town, visitors will find shops, restaurants, accommodations and nightclubs with serene pebbled beaches & hot springs nearby perfect for soaking up the Mediterranean sun.

For more information, visit Spain TourismVisit Portugal and Visit Greece. Photo Credits:
Benidorm 2001 by Hans Pama
Limnionas, Kos, Greece by Michal Osmenda

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