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Since childhood, summer is associated with fun, free time, but especially with holidays. Long, sunny days create the perfect setting to spend as much time outside the house as possible. It is the ideal season to plan your holidays, so it is essential to choose a suitable destination. Although the beaches are by far the stars of summer, there are other places where you can enjoy the sun.

Here are the great destinations where you can spend your summer vacation:

1. Algarve, Portugal

It is a must-see destination in any traveler’s portfolio. The orange beaches and the caves on the coast, almost artistically framed by the spectacular rocks, will make you fall in love with this region. Don’t miss the beaches of Armacao de Pera and Praia da Marinha. If you move away from the beach, you will discover a new world, perhaps even more fascinating: full of history, with old churches and white statues. If you get here, you should try fish dishes.

2. Gran Canaria and Lanzarote, Spain

These are two islands in the Atlantic Ocean that belong to Spain and are true paradises of tourism. They are part of the Canary Islands. With turquoise water and yellow sand, you will be reminded of exotic destinations.

3. Riviera del Conero, Italy

Riviera del Conero, Italy
It is a national park, a perfect destination for beach lovers. If you want to visit museums, admire works of art – as in any real trip to Italy – you can go to Ancona, a nearby city.

4. Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk, Poland
It is not only a beautiful city, but it also cheers one up with many ways of having fun. The colorful houses, the medieval air, and the Gothic churches give a unique charm to the city. The best time to walk in the Polish city is the summer, as the temperatures are the most pleasant.

5. Amalfi, Italy

Amalfi Coast

This area combines the classic Mediterranean landscape with a cultural experience. Specific are the houses, orchards, and vineyards terraced on the coast, with beautiful views of the water of a charming blue. The good climate, abundant resources, and natural beauty have attracted people to this coast for centuries, and people such as the Greeks, Romans, or Arabs have left their mark here.

This part of the peninsula has attracted the most famous artists of all time. Thus, it is not surprising that cities such as Amalfi or Ravello are home to many examples of artistic and architectural excellence.

6. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia
The city of Dubrovnik is an ideal holiday destination in many ways. First of all, it is surrounded by three islands from the Elafiti archipelago, which offers many possibilities to go to the beach, to swim, and to dive. A stunning and appreciated beach is also Banje beach, especially preferred by water sports lovers. Many bars, cafes, and clubs are located in its vicinity.

7. Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos, Cyprus

In addition to the beaches, Paphos is a renowned destination for its archeological sites and history. The entire city was declared an archeological site and was included in the UNESCO patrimony. Legend has it that Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was born here, and the rock of the goddess can be seen on the road between Paphos and Limassol.

Also, here, you can visit the tombs of kings, decorated with frescoes and Dorian columns. Other attractions that can be visited here are the Odeon, the Acropolis, the Roman Temple of Asclepius, the Column of St. Paul, the church of Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa, and the Saranta Kolones Fortress in the Archaeological Park.

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