Southern Europe

Albania

Albania is a very versatile and interesting travel destination filled with mountainous scenery and traditional Ottoman cities filled with cultural sites such as castles and churches. Adventure seekers can go trekking and try water sports amongst the wildlife and nature.

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Andorra

Andorra is a little country in size but big on adventures and activities with the Pyrenees and so many other mountains. Experience canyoning, a hot air balloon flight, go climbing and trekking and mountain biking and fishing.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina is a country where half its landmass is forested and has the alluring Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Darian Alps might. Explore the ancient culture and architecture including Sarajevo. Try water rafting, trekking and mountain biking.

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Croatia

Croatia has one of the most incredible coastlines in Europe, nearly 2,000km long with plenty of islands and quaint villages waiting to be discovered. Discover museums, historical remains, palaces and castles. The country has an abundance of adventure activities including watersports and walking and hiking through the mountains, wetlands and lakes, all surrounded by stunning nature.

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Cyprus

Cyprus is the birthplace of Aphrodite and is a Mediterranean getaway with mountains, monasteries, oceans, beaches, and lakes. Explore the culture of the island, soak up the history and indulge in some exciting adventures, sports and activities.

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Gibraltar

Gibraltar sits on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula and looks over the Strait of Gibraltar and offers a wonderful holiday destination for all. Explore the island and go fishing, bird watching, sightseeing and touring all around The Rock of Gibraltar.

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Greece

Explore the sixty inhabited islands and soak up the history and culture from thousands of years of rule from the Romans to the Byzantines. Discover castles, palaces and monasteries. Home to Mount Olympus and The Acropolis and beaches, lakes and gorges. Try hiking, diving and an abundance of water sports.

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Italy

Italy has long been popular with travellers, with Pompeii and Florence essential stops on the Grand Tours of the 18th Century. It’s as popular today with a blend of culture both ancient and modern. Sample the food and wine and explore the countryside whether walking or biking. There are also water sports and winter sports in abundance. Wonder at Monte Bianco, the tallest peak in Western Europe.

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Macedonia

Macedonia has a rich landscape of mountains, lakes and rivers and a wealth of culture and history. Visit the stylish capital of Skopje and explore the wilderness of the national parks whilst hiking, climbing and skiing. See ancient ruins, monuments and monasteries.

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Malta

Malta is a fascinating blend of cultures from North African and Arabic influences. For a small country there is a wealth of history, architecture and beaches. Explore the capital Valletta, the promenade at Sliema and the Hypogeum necropolis. There are also numerous adventures, activities and sports on offer.

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Montenegro

Montenegro is a beautiful country and is starting to get noticed as a holiday destination. Explore the capital city of Podgorica and the towns of Stari Bar, Budva, and Kotor. The country has pretty landscapes of mountains, pine forests and lakes. Go skiing and hiking at Durmitor National Park and explore Tara’s deep canyon whilst rafting.

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Portugal

Portugal has bustling cities and towns and also stunning countryside with old-fashioned charm where you can escape the crowds. Explore the history and remains of the Roman, Moorish and Renaissance cultures. Visit the capital, Lisbon, see churches and cathedrals in Braga and see Coimbra University. Visit Porto and Lagos and trek through forests, alpine peaks and rivers. Explore the natural beauty on the island of Madeira.

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San Marino

San Marino has an abundance of museums, extravagant architectural monuments and culture nestled in the Apennine Mountains. Take the journey upwards into San Marino and discover wonderful scenery and the activities on offer.

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Serbia

Serbia has the bustling capital city Belgrade and the tranquil district of Novi Sad. Explore the villages, mountain resorts and spas. Discover the culture and history and the nature and wildlife. Get active with skiing, climbing and rafting and also try bird watching, fishing and wine tours.

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Slovenia

Slovenia is a small country yet has a wealth of attractions. Situated between the Alps and the Adriatic, Slovenia has a wonderful natural beauty and history and culture from Roman to Venetian influences. Explore the capital Ljubljana with amazing architecture, the Roman necropolis and Predjama Castle. Wonder at caves and alpine lakes and valleys.

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Spain

Discover the fascinating history, lively cities, charming culture and wonderful beaches. Explore Madrid, Barcelona and The Balearic Islands. Visit the Guggenheim Museum; view the works of Gaudi and the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona, and the Monasterio and El Palacio in Madrid. Hike in the Sierra Nevada, ski in The Pyrenees and windsurf at Tarifa. Sample the renowned Rioja wine and paella and immerse yourself in the festivals and flamenco dancing.

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Turkey

From timeless Istanbul to ancient Ephesus, from Priene’s Temple of Athena to the volcanic moonscape of Cappadocia, the natural and cultural treasures of Turkey almost overwhelm the visitor.

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