Europe’s Best Coastal Escapes

Cala Mariolu

Sardinia, Italy

Cala Mariolu is one of Italy’s most picturesque beaches. It sits on Sardinia’s middle eastern coast, and is recognised by its unique rock formation and caves. This spot is only accessible by boat, but on top of the exquisite view you can also snorkel, scuba dive and hike the surrounding coastline to make the most of your trip here. (Image credit: Arbatax Park)

Sarakiniko Beach

Milos, Greece

Sarakiniko is the most famous beach on the Island of Milos, and there is no doubt why. The unique landscape is made up of white volcanic rock formations which beautifully contrasts against the turquoise blue water. Along the rugged coastline, there is plenty to do – there are abandoned caves to discover, tunnels to explore and shipwrecks to see. (Image credit: Holiday Hyper Market)

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)

Anafonitria, Greece

One of the most iconic and beautiful sights to see in Europe is Navagio beach on Zakynthos Island. Here you will be surrounded by the bluest of blue waters, and the whitest of white sands. There is also a historic element to this spot, as it is said to be the home of the Panagiotis shipwreck. Make sure you add this one to your Euro-bucket list!  (Image Credit: Boat International)

 

Ponta da Piedade

Lagos, Portugal

Ponta da Piedade is recognised by the cluster of immensely tall rock cliffs and the crystal clear green-blue waters that make up the landscape. There are so many different ways to experience this stunning coastal escape. You can kayak through the waters, take up stand-up paddle boarding or experience the marine world below by snorkelling. (Image credit: Algarve Tips)

 

Papafragas Beach (The Cave Beach)

Milos, Greece

You probably have spotted this one while scrolling down your Tumblr or Instagram newsfeed. Papafragos beach in Milos is home to a huge natural swimming pool which is surrounded by beautiful rock cliffs. Not only that, the colours of the water constantly change depending on the weather and amount of sunshine. This lust-worthy spot is a must-visit for anyone heading to their Euro-summer trip soon. (Image credit: Your Greek Island)

Porto Limnionas Beach

Zakynthos, Greece

This secret little escape is definitely one of the top highlights that Zante Island has to offer. The trip to this spot is definitely worth it, as you’ll be mesmerised by the beautiful water and rock structures. Porto Limnionas is probably one of the most incredible swimming spots you’ll experience. On top of that, there are amazing water caves you can explore and lots of water activities you can do here! (Image Credit: Thravel)

Polignano a Mare

Puglia, Italy

This beautiful Italian city sits high up on a beautiful limestone cliff, and rests in the middle of the Adriatic Sea. The city is surrounded by some of the most amazing coastline views that you’ll ever see. Also, you’ll probably recognise the infamous Ristorante Grotta Palazzese which is a stunning restaurant located in a cave right next to the water! This one is a definite must-visit for anyone in the area! (Image credit: Borgo Bianco)

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