Best places to visit in Europe
Europe has some really beautiful and spectacular places to visit which are around 5hr-6hr flight distance from London. Keeping your requirements in mind, I am suggesting some great destinations for you to check out. Here are my recommendations.
Europe at night from the ISS (Source: thebadastronomer)
When you think of Greece, the picture that comes to mind apart from the mythological Gods and Goddesses, ancient monuments, heritage structure, rich literature and philosophers is the beautiful landscapes, islands, and beaches. It will take around 5 hours by flight from Bristol to Athens.
Greece (Source: JFXie)
There are so many places in Greece you can visit and look around. The most popular destinations are Athens, Cyclades Island, Rhodes, Ionian Islands and Sporades Islands.
Greece is one holiday destination that you shouldn't see in a hurry. It is said that almost anywhere you go in the Greece you will get plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, water skiing and great nightlife.
Athens, Parthenon (Source: Arian Zwegers)
Most of these panoramic islands were once home to unique civilizations and therefore offer incredible archaeological adventures.
Athens is one 'must see' place not only because it is one of the most populated and visited places in Greece, but to experience the simple Greek style living in the beautiful landscapes, islands and countryside.
meteora (Source: t r e v y)
Meteora is one place that is famous for its monasteries which sits atop a tall spire of rock, which at one time used to protect the monks from thieves and other outer elements that caused disturbance to their meditation.
Delphi is one archaeological wonder as it offers a lot of interesting excavations and the museums are filled with articles and artifacts of bygone era.
Corinth, Temple of Apollo (II) (Source: isawnyu)
Corinth has a lot of biblical and historical references. It was once upon a time the most wealthiest town in the Roman empire and it was destroyed by Romans some 2000 years ago.
In Cyclades Island you can visit Crete, which is one of the largest islands and has many attractions such as Palace of Knossos, home of King Minos and beaches where you can indulge in some ocean sports. Mykonos is another place in Cyclades that you shouldn't miss as it is famous for its night life.
The iconic Windmills in Mykonos Town - Chora - ( October 2009 ). Impressions of Greece, from us to you! Enjoy!:) (Source: UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ])
Other notable places are Sporades Islands, Ionian Islands and Rhodes in Dodecanese Islands, where you can see the once famous '7 Wonders of the World' - Colossus of Rhodes.
Belgium is a low lying county in the Europe, located on the North Sea coast in the Benelux. Belgium shares its borders with France, Netherlands, Luxemberg and Germany. This is again a beautiful country and has many popular attractions, heritage buildings, festivals, picturesque landscapes, cuisines, vibrant nightlife etc.
Bruges, Belgium (Source: DoctorWho)
Popular among all the cities in Belgium include Brussels for its historic centre and several museums of interest, Antwerp for its huge cathedrals, artistic heritage and medieval streets, Bruges for its nightlife and its hotels/resorts, Dinant for its adventure sports and stunning natural setting, Ghent for its canals and rich history, Leuven for its lively nightlife and historic center etc.
Brussels (Source: girolame)
Brussels: Has some popular world heritage buildings and sites viz; Laken Castle, St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, The Royal Palace, Manneken Pis a little bronze fountain in the shape of a peeing boy and Atomium, a remarkable steel structure and remnant of the 1958 World's Fair etc.
Bruges (Source: williamsdb)
Bruges: Here you can check out some great architecture in the form of old monuments and heritage buildings. Most of the structures and sites in Bruges are identified as UNESCO - World Heritage Sites.
Antwerp, New York (Source: Dougtone)
Ardennes: For adventure lovers Ardennes is a paradise what with it's tight forests, caves and cliffs. Here you can indulge in some activities like hiking, biking and camping. Here you can check out some wildlife, castles and friendly villages.
Antwerp: Places to check out in Antwerp are Plantin Moretus Museum, Cathedral of Our Lady, City Hall/Old Market Square, Diamond District etc.
Antwerp 6 (Source: worak)
Belgium is also a place famous for its adventure sports and people from all over the world come here to indulge in activities like hiking, camping, biking, canoeing, rock climbing etc. So this is one destination which is again not very far from Bristol via flight (around 2hrs) and it is also a great place to have a wonderful vacation.
Spain is a beautiful country full of breathtaking picturesque landscapes, world heritage sites, flamenco dances, bull-fights, Renaissance basilica, great food, vibrant nightlife, world-famous folklore, festivities and more. Spain is one of the most popular tourist spots in Europe along with Italy, France, Rome, Greece etc. The distance between Bristol and Madrid is not more than 5hrs and also a ideal place for you to have a great holiday.
Toledo, Spain (Source: DBduo Photography)
Among all the beautiful places in Spain the most popular among them are Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. Among all the prominent places I have picked the best places for you to consider in Spain and they are as follows:
Madrid: It is one of the largest and most influential cities in the world. A trip to this Spanish capital promises a whole new experience as this city with its grand aura and rich culture will simply leave you spellbound by its charm. Popular places to visit here include Museo Del Prado or the Spanish Arts museum, the magnificent Royal Palace of Madrid and Puerta Del Sol plaza which is the famous square of the city.
Madrid (Source: ChrisYunker)
Barcelona: It is the second largest city of Spain and home to one of the best football club in the world, Barcelona is sure to be a top tourist destination. A feast for the senses, Catalonia's capital has a distinctly Mediterranean feel coupled with a diverse range of attractions which will surely make you feel like coming back here again and again. Here you can check out places like Majestic Sagrada Famallia which is an 18th century castle like church and La Rambla street which connects the Plaça de Catalunya in the centre with the Christopher Columbus monument.
Barcelona fontains (Source: Ryan McD)
Valencia: Capital of the old Kingdom of Valencia, this city is more popularly known as the birthplace of the Paella. With its streets and markets which are characteristic of its rich culture, Valencia is a great visit on any given day. Popular places to check out are City of Arts and Science, the famous Central Market or Mercado Central which is one fo the oldest markets in Europe etc.
VALENCIA 2008 (Source: ho visto nina volare)
Seville: You cannot say you have been to Spain if you haven’t visited the Andaulcian capital Sevilla. The largest city of southern Spain is a delightful visit on any given day and has deeply rooted history which is showcased in its many monuments and museums. Popular among all the attractions here are the Cathedral of Seville is arguably the largest church in the world and one of the most famous of Spain, Alcázar of Seville which is a 15th century palace and once a Moorish fort and Calle Sierpes which house the best brands along with traditional Spanish shops.
Massive bulk of the Cathedral, Seville, Spain (Source: Alaskan Dude)
Hope you will have the best time in the second best tourist destinations in the world. A holiday that you will definitely cherish for a long time.
Madrid Cow Parade (Source: jorgeip)
Hope the above information was good enough for you to decide on the holiday destination you want to go to.
I have only provided an overview, however we can help you on details such as places to see, things to do, information about restaurants and night clubs and information on accommodation etc, once you have decided on the destination.
It would be a pleasure to guide you further and to make your holiday comfortable and enjoyable.
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