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There’s nothing quite like a coastline that is rocky, gorgeous, and dramatic! Something about it conjures up feelings of dread and amazement in an oddly concocted mix. Even though Europe is filled with breathtaking sights, the coast is certainly one of the most dramatic sites to visit in the continent, thanks to the continual pounding of the Atlantic Ocean on its shores and cliffs.

1. Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast, or Amalfi Coast, as you find it in some places, is the coastal area between Sorrento and Salerno, in the Campania region.

The most important and tourist cities here are (from Sorrento to Salerno): Positano, Praiano, Conca Dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello, Scala, Minori, Maiori.

Amalfi Coast (2)

Why is the Amalfi Coast so famous?

It might be because it has spectacular landscapes – steep slopes, colorful towns built on the slopes, with narrow streets and bays with picturesque beaches -, terraced gardens with lemon orchards, and the famous limoncello (lemon liqueur).

2. Cote D'Azure

A week on the Cote d’Azur, in summer, is almost everything you could want in terms of sea, sun, and relaxation. I don’t know what can be more attractive in Europe than drinking your morning coffee in Monte Carlo, sitting on the beach in Cannes or St. Tropez, and take your evening walk on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

The Cote d’Azur does not need any presentation, given the notoriety it enjoys. Nice, Cannes are among the most famous destinations in the area, but besides them, there are other resorts not so popular, but which contribute through their personalities to the charm of the destination. One of them is Antibes Juan Les Pins, a resort half an hour’s drive from Nice, which hosted the great Picasso many years ago. Moreover, here is one of the three museums of Picasso, along with the one in Barcelona and the one in Malaga.

3. Costa Brava

In addition to offering breathtaking landscapes and a glittering Mediterranean coastline, the Spanish area of Costa Brava is an ideal destination for a sun-drenched vacation. It is tucked away in the north-eastern part of Catalonia and runs from the French border to Blanes, known as the “Costa Brava doorway.” Since the 1960s, visitors who are well-versed in the area have been enjoying vacations on the Costa Brava, which was once overlooked in favor of the more popular Costas on the Spanish mainland. Costa Brava, often known as the “Wild Coast,” is a treasure trove of fishing villages and bustling beach cities that has something for everyone.

From the secluded bays of Calella de Palafrugell to the tranquil coves of Blanes, you’ll never be more than a short distance away from stunning golden sands. If laying horizontally isn’t your style, the seaside pathways that wind their way across the Costa Brava region provide breathtaking scenery.

4. Ligurian Coast

Ligurian Coast

Liguria’s famed coastline is both gorgeous and diverse, and it is a must-see destination. However, despite the fact that the Italian Riviera and hilly hinterland are in striking contrast to the ancient port city of Genoa, each has its own set of things to offer.

Liguria is the third smallest region in Italy, and it has borders with Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, and France. The mountains meet the Ligurian Sea in this region, resulting in a climate that is renowned for its mildness. This, along with the region’s numerous beaches, has allowed Liguria to maintain its popularity as a tourist destination for many decades.

Genoa is not only the region’s city, but it is also the country’s most important port, handling 58.6 million tonnes of cargo annually. The Riviera di Levante, located to the east of this city, is home to the magnificent cliff-side villages of Cinque Terre and Portofino and a number of other renowned tourist destinations. The Riviera di Ponente, which contains the beautiful town of San Remo, is located to the west of Genoa. The Liguria area is divided into four provinces: Imperia, Savona, Genoa, and La Spezia. Imperia is the capital of the region.

5. The Faroe Coast

Faroe Coast
Every curve brings you closer to another breathtaking vista. It’s just breathtaking! The Faroe Islands are breathtakingly gorgeous, and it is one of those places where you will be completely taken aback by how breathtakingly lovely it truly is!
Faroe Coast

Add to that the fact that the Faroe Islands are one of the few spots on the planet where you can view the Northern Lights (it’s just around 1 hour away from Mainland Europe) and that they are home to puffins, those lovely clowns of the sea, to the dramatic beauty of this area.

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