Don’t mind us ladies, we are just dreaming of a summer in the south of France, cruising our way through Croatia and filling our bellies with all the pasta we can handle on the Amalfi Coast.
While manifesting our perfect globe-trotting getaway, we decided to set sail to Europe. Without further ado, here are 10 destinations we think you should add to your adventures (Europe edition):
First stop is Barcelona! This is the city that has it all: plenty of fine sandy beaches, world-class food, art, architecture and a vibrant nightlife. We had to put Barcelona on the map, because it is the perfect balance of fun and relaxation.
Nice is nice (did you see what we did there?).
The French city of Nice comes with the most colourful streets, and a well-served airport. It's no surprise that Nice is such a popular destination. When it comes to Nice, you can picture it as your gateway to the French Riviera – but with large pebble beaches, old town, tasty food, and excellent art galleries.
Dubrovnik comes with immaculate mediaeval vibes that will have you feeling like you're in the Game of Thrones. Fun fact, scenes from the popular show were actually filmed here. But it also makes a great beach destination too.
White sands, pristine waters and of course, those amazing colours by the coast. We are in Mykonos, one of the Greek islands. We love Mykonos for the iconic landmarks, the 16th-century windmills and the amazingly friendly locals. Be sure to visit Paradise Beach, and to eat your weight in hummus (that’s what we’ll be doing).
Amalfi Coast, Italy
If you need us, we’ll be relaxing with a Spritz in hand, on the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is easily one of the most beautiful, most desirable, and most charming, coastal regions in the world. The backdrop is undeniably gorgeous, and you know the only thing that will make it better? Your Ellenny Swim swimwear, of course.
A city as gorgeous as its name. We are talking about the Spanish city of Valencia. Not only is it a beachy haven, it is filled with incredible culture too. It has unrivalled modern architecture as well as a mediaeval old town, and paella of course. Seriously, there’s little reason to leave the city (we might just move!)
There’s no shortage of high quality beaches when you’re in Algarve. We are talking sandy stretches as far as the eye can see, framed by golden cliffs, virtually deserted islands, and small coves sheltered by the rocks. What a feast for the eyes. In Algarve, the ocean is in every shade of blue, and you can trust it to be warm.
If we had to sum up Sicily in just a few words, it’s an island of extremes. We’re talking, rocky volcanic coastlines that give way to white sandy beaches. Crumbling architectural treasures of the ancient world sitting next to some of the most perfectly preserved paintings of the Baroque. Menus featuring hearty dishes right next to the freshest raw seafood, while the grandest of five-star luxury accommodations are found alongside meticulously designed boutique hotels and charming farm stays. There is something truly for each and every person when you hit the city of Sicily.
Undoubtedly a place to escape, Gozo in Malta is a beachy haven you will be glad we told you about. There are so many things to do in Gozo, but there are also many hidden gems that are simply not possible to discover in a day. Combined with the fact that there are some amazing restaurants in Gozo, you’ll absolutely fall head over heels.
Sunshine, and warm winds. Ahhh, we must be in Crete. Ideal destination for lovers of wild life but also for relaxation. You will fall madly in love with the architecture, the buildings, the peaceful people and of course, the beach! The only problem is….you may never leave.
Alright beauties, you are all set and ready to go to Europe. All the best with your holidaying, and we wish you the safest of travels. Be sure to check out our store for all your Ellenny Swim swimwear essentials so that you aren’t stranded while interstate or overseas! Til’ next time.