The 7 Holiday Destinations You Must Visit This Summer

If the thought of spending a week or more in a beautiful destination, walking along a picturesque beach and indulging in scrumptious cuisine fills you with glee, it might be time to start planning a fun break away with your friends or family. 

If, however, you are unsure about the best spot to book, check out the seven-holiday destinations you must visit this summer.

Nothing is better than the gorgeous blue water of Greece.

Nothing is better than the gorgeous blue water of Greece.

Crete, Greece

If you have always wanted to visit Greece, you will be spoilt for beautiful destinations, such as historic Athens or scenic Kefalonia. However, if you want to embark on an unforgettable summer holiday, take a well-deserved trip to Crete. 

Greece’s largest island offers a perfect mix of historic sites, cosmopolitan life, and natural beauty so there will be something for everyone. Plus, you can choose from multiple luxurious villas in Greece, which are located near stunning beaches, coves, and villages.

Mexico as a travel destination is always a good idea.

Mexico as a travel destination is always a good idea.

Bacalar, Mexico

If you have never heard of Bacalar before, you will wonder why when you land in the beautiful town, which is located in south-eastern Mexico. One natural wonder that will be worth the trip alone is the Lake of Seven Colours, which features crystal clear water and stunning white sand. 

It is also a superb location for those who want to enjoy a spot of snorkelling or diving. Also, unlike many other destinations located across the country, Bacalar has managed to retain its Mexican charm, so it is an ideal destination to visit if you want to immerse yourself in the nation’s traditions and culture.

Want rustic Italian charm? Travel to Calabria in Italy.

Want rustic Italian charm? Travel to Calabria in Italy.

Calabria, Italy

If you want to beat the crowds while enjoying a beautiful backdrop, Calabria can be a perfect pick. The region might be growing in popularity year on year, but it isn’t a trap for tourists in comparison to the likes of Rome, Milan or the Amalfi Coast. 

With beautiful beaches rivalling the Caribbean, and rustic Italian charm, you will wonder why the destination isn’t more popular with holidaymakers from across the world. You also will not be bored, as you can explore numerous historic landmarks, such as 15th-century castles and Norman cathedrals.

If you are a foodie fanatic head to Antalya in turkey for a trip with delicious local food.

If you are a foodie fanatic head to Antalya in turkey for a trip with delicious local food.

Antalya, Turkey

To enjoy glorious sunshine this summer, Antalya should be at the top of your bucket list for 2019. Whether you are travelling with friends or family members, you will have endless fun at the southern Turkish resort, which is well-regarded for its exquisite beaches, cool waterparks, and pools. The local food will also ensure your getaway is bursting with flavour, as you can dine at many authentic Turkish restaurants that serve up tasty dishes every day, such as:

  • Kebabs 

  • Köfte 

  • Lahmacun (Turkish pizza)

  • Manti (Turkish dumplings)

  • Corba (A soup)

Want sand and sun? Travel to the Dominican Republic!

Want sand and sun? Travel to the Dominican Republic!

Dominican Republic, Caribbean

If you are willing to embark on a long-haul flight to reach a destination, you shouldn’t overlook the Dominican Republic, which is the second largest Caribbean island. You also would be smart to explore its many beaches, as the Atlantic Ocean is located towards the north of the island, while you’ll find the Caribbean Sea to the south. 

When you can manage to tear yourself away from the Dominican’s many picturesque beaches, you should explore its many national parks, such as:

  • Los Haitises National Park

  • Parque Nacional Valle Nuevo Constanza

  • Jaragua National Park

  • Natioal Park of the East

  • Santo Domingo National Botanic Garden

Menorca in Spain is a perfect destination for a fun summer trip.

Menorca in Spain is a perfect destination for a fun summer trip.

Menorca, Spain

If you are in much need of a relaxing break, which is filled with sun, sea, and sand, start booking flights to Menorca for this summer. The unspoiled island is ideal for families, as it offers stunning blue waters, natural walking trails, and a wide array of restaurants and bars to choose from.

Those looking for superb water sports should also visit Menorca, which is the perfect destination for paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skiing and speedboating, which can be a great way to cool down when in the summer sun. Plus, you can indulge in yummy Spanish cuisine and fresh seafood, such as Caldereta de Langosta, which can be complemented with a glass of Pomeda or Sangria. Perfection.

Florence will leave you breathless if you decide to vacation here.

Florence will leave you breathless if you decide to vacation here.

Florence, Italy

Florence is easily one of the most beautiful destinations in all of Italy, which is a testament to its architecture and exceptional views. It is, therefore, an ideal destination for a summer break with your family or friends. 

Complementing the backdrop are its many museums and impressive sculptures. After all, you cannot visit Florence and not explore the city’s exquisite works of art, such as Michelangelo’s David in Galleria dell'Accademia.