Family holidays are always something to look forward to, especially when you have had most of the year spent with work and family obligations. But, with so many destinations to choose from, even coming up with a list of top destinations for the whole family to enjoy can be quite a daunting task. Luckily, this travel guide contains a few words of advice to help you choose your next holiday destination.
If you plan on a getaway around the European continent, here are the top three places you should bring your family to according to Baby Friendly Boltholes – all of which are guaranteed to give you and your loved ones the best holiday to enjoy:
Although a separate island, Crete’s topography is actually defined by high mountain ranges from east to west, thus lavishing it with valleys, plateaus, caves and gorges. If the entire family is not keen on going on hikes in any of these areas, the beach also provides a great place to wind down for those who love the water. For families who love culture and the arts, Crete provides a wonderful educational retreat through the Palace of Knossos or the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. Other archaeological, historical and art museums and monasteries also dot the island, so the chance to learn new things is just right around the corner.
Otherwise known as Mallorca, this European destination in Spain has been a hit among tourists since the 1950s. In fact, many artists and academics have been attracted into visiting and living on the island mostly because of the beaches and the warm weather. Families wishing to spend their holidays on the island can choose from a plethora of fun-filled activities offered by the place, such as the beach, other water activities, hiking, cycling, golfing and sailing, among many others. If the family wishes to take on more extreme adventures, rock climbing and nature tripping can easily be done in various parts in Majorca.
Another beautiful destination for that most-coveted holiday is an island in the Mediterranean Sea called Cyprus. While the country has been affected by the financial crisis that hit Europe in 2012, it does not stop attracting tourists to its beautiful place. Among the many attractions that continue to drive tourists into the island include its long, picturesque coastlines as well as archaeological and antique sites that provide a great place of learning for families. Trail walks also abound the small island of Cyprus, and for those who cannot just go without the city comforts, the island also offers many opportunities for dining and socialization in its numerous bars and restaurants. By the way, Cyprus offers a temperate climate to its visitors, so it makes it enjoyable to stay in the beaches during the summers and to ski some slopes during the winter season.
Whether you take your family to Greece, Spain or the Mediterranean islands, you can rest assured that each of these beautiful European getaways could provide you and your loved ones with the best holiday ever. Whether you go to the beach, hike up the mountains, ski the slopes or simply enjoy the cultural heritage, there is always something wonderful waiting for you and your family in these eye-catching destinations.