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Now that Christmas has gone and spring is well on its way, it’s time to start thinking of those summer holidays! This year, why not explore the luxurious side of Europe? Here are just five of the fanciest destinations for that perfect, luxury holiday in Europe.
Just the mention of Greece conjures images of serene, white buildings and crystal clear waters. It can be difficult to choose which Greek island to visit, though. For a luxury holiday, I recommend Santorini, renowned for its exquisite views.
Embedded into the very volcanic rocks of the island is the San Antonio hotel, which has been built into a natural cave formation. This hotel is completely unique, with unparalleled views of the ocean, and is only five kilometres from Fira, the capital of Santorini. The island itself offers plenty of entertainment, from Kamari’s open air cinema to endless hiking trails.
Known for its amazing culture and great cuisine, Italy has a lot to offer. The Hotel Il Salvianto is a five star luxury hotel tucked away in the hamlet of Maiano. Dating back to Medieval times, the 14th century cottage-turned-hotel is situated in Florence, along with the Statue of David, many fascinating museums and breath-taking architecture unlike anywhere else.
Barcelona offers literally hundreds of things to do. You could visit the world famous boulevard La Rambla, thriving with street artists, market stalls and human statues, or chill in the sun with a cool cocktail. The Hotel Murmuri is a five star hotel at the very heart of Barcelona, giving you luxury service and one of the busiest cities in Europe at your backdoor.
With its sweeping valleys, majestic mountains and breath-taking lakes, Switzerland is the perfect backdrop to your luxury holiday. The second most populated city in Switzerland, Geneva is home to the five star Hotel de la Paix. It has newly renovated luxurious rooms and magnificent architecture, including an astounding jewelled chandelier in the main lobby.
Famous for its incredible party scene, the island – which is just off the coast of Valencia, Spain – has plenty more to offer. A stay in the Agroturismo Atzaro will complete the package. The hotel combines the power of Zen, day-spas and nature and is nestled in the country-side. Or to visit the island in true luxury, consider renting your very own villa offering the privacy and serenity needed for a perfect luxury Ibiza holiday.
So there you have your five ideas for a luxury trip in Europe. Whether you go to the thriving tourist scene of Barcelona, the party scene in Ibiza or prefer to bask in the tranquillity of the Greek islands, Europe is the place to visit this year! Are you planning a luxury, European holiday this year? Tell me all about it in the comments below!
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Jasmine is a Journalism and English student as well as a passionate reader. She spends her spare time writing and plotting to be a best-selling author. She writes for Dynamic Lives.