The top 10 of the best seaside resorts in Europe

“The Guardian”a prestigious British newspaper founded in 1821, chose the Top 10 seaside resorts in Europe. These are quiet and uncontaminated places in which to sunbathe, snorkel or dedicate yourself to total relaxation. Among these, a splendid Italian resort stands out for its beauty and merit.

From Greece to Turkey via Croatia

The journey of “The Guardian” starts from Greece, and more precisely from Asos, village located on the west coast of the island of Kefalonia. It is a small place but where it is possible to perceive all the spirit of Greece, thanks to its succession of white-colored houses overlooking a magnificent iron-shaped bay.

Of course there is no shortage of precious ruins, many of which are scattered among its narrow streets, which somehow leave space two minutes from beaches that are, however, only the prelude to the uncontaminated beauty of this place: all you have to do is rent a boat motor to explore small bays. and coves that leave you breathless.

We now want to Akyaka, also known as “the white coast” of Türkiye. Facing the mouth of the Azmak River, in the sparkling Bay of Gökova, in addition to offering a lovely beach, it also offers a network of bougainvillea-covered streets, traditional lokantas (simple bistros) and cafes.

Even in Türkiye, “The Guardian” praises Göltürkbükü, where you can experience an atmosphere very similar to that which characterizes the much more famous Côte d’Azur. In this elegant city there are so many things to do and walking among its shops is a treat for the eyes and the ego.

We now fly to Croatia and more precisely to Sibenik, which originates in the historical region of Dalmatia along a crystalline Adriatic sea. It is a picturesque town characterized by elegant Venetian architecture and dotted with houses with terracotta roofs. The visitor can walk through a network of streets and alleys that lead to treasures of pure value, such as the Rocca di San Michele which dates from the 11th century. Sea lovers should not miss it Banj beachawarded the Blue Flag.

Again in Croatia but this time to explore Cavtat, one of the most visited places in the Dubrovnik region: it is full of terracotta roofs that undulate around a small horseshoe-shaped bay, with two wooded peninsulas stretching towards Dubrovnik. There is no shortage of delicious cafes and restaurants, often overlooking crystal clear waters.

All the best of France and Spain

“The Guardian” also recommends flying to France and more precisely to The fleet: it is one of the most beautiful villages of the Île de Ré, which puts the visitor in front of a network of streets and alleys that stretch between houses in the classic Breton style, a promenade full of restaurants and a large marina. Not to be missed is the nearby Arnérault beach, which also offers many natural shaded areas to recover from the summer heat.

France earns an additional place on this list with Concarneau, city ​​considered one of the most important fishing ports in the country. Steeped in history, it offers a beautiful old town located on a small island, and winding cobbled streets between the houses to the lively fishing port. Then there is the Plage des Sables Blancs, a long stretch of pristine sand located just a few steps from the city center.

ovens It is instead a delightful village located in a bay in the north of the Balearic island of Menorca, in Spain, which impresses with its simple promenade dotted with palm trees. Particularly known for water sports, it is full of paradisiacal beaches in its surroundings such as Cala Tirant, on the other side of the promontory, with clear waters and a wide stretch of sand.

Then again Spain with Llafranc, one of the three coastal villages belonging to the municipality of Palafrugell, which enters the hearts of its visitors for its poetic mix of whitewashed houses, full of blue doors, and small fishing boats floating in the water. Once the most glamorous place in the Costa Brava today offers the possibility of doing various water sports, including kayaking, sailing, scuba diving and paddleboarding, but also unforgettable walks like the one around the pine-clad promontory at Calella di Palafrugell.

Santa Maria di Castellabate, one of the best destinations in Europe

The only Italian citizen in this list is Santa Maria di Castellabate, famous seaside resort in the province of Salerno. We are among the wonders of Cilento, in what seems like a country that is frozen in time because “the fishermen return early in the morning to supply the restaurants of the city, while the fishermen fix their nets on the Bandiera beaches Blue,” we have. read in the newspaper, which then goes on to point out that “the days can be spent lounging on the sand or following the walking paths in the Cilento National Parkwith the nearby archaeological sites of Paestum and Velia.

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