2020 European Summer Vacation - Sea and Sand

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1. Posted by AndrewMarks (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

We really need some advice on the where we should go on the final leg of our 2020 summer vacation which my wife and I will be taking next July and August. We are planning to be away for about twenty five days (not including travel days) and are flying into Glasgow and plan on spending ten days in Scotland, then flying direct to Prague, where we will spend five days. What we want to do after Prague is fly somewhere in southern Europe to enjoy warmth and the sea.

We are in both in our early fifties and we have travelled to some places in and near the Mediterranean, namely Andalusia, Sicily, Puglia and Rhodes, and now we are searching for a place to spend ten days after Scotland and Prague. No matter how many times we Google "most beautiful islands and beach vacations in the Mediterranean", we come up with the same choices and we just cannot decide.

We have narrowed the list down to these five destinations

1. Corfu, Greece
2. Menorca, Spain
3. Sardinia, Italy
4. Naxos and Mykynos or Samos and Kos, Greece
5. Halkidiki, Greece

We want the choice of many beautiful soft, sandy beaches, warm clear, turquoise waters, a laid back vibe, gorgeous small towns to stroll in the evening, great food and wine and interesting sites for those days we want to explore (the only thing we do not want is to have to move around from hotel to hotel while we are there).

Your help and advice would be most welcome.

Andrew

2. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 851 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

If you are looking for laid back I would probably cross Mykynos of the list as it is a party island especially in summer and at night it really gets busy. Sardinia is a large island so it would easily occupy you for ten days but to see the other parts of the island would require moving around and you would probably need to hire a car as public transport is not that reliable.

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Dec-2019, 00:09 GMT by Teoni ]

3. Posted by Maurizioagos (Respected Member 80 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

What about Malta? It is an archipelago. Malta; the island itself has several beaches to choose from. Moreover it is not a large island. You can explore it quite well in a week.

Ciao!

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5. Posted by nickjonas4267 (Budding Member 8 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

If you want a nice combination of laid-back, then go to Corfu, Greece. It has lush greenery beaches with beautiful surroundings and clean water. Moreover, it also provides rugged mountains, Corfu town, as well as Venetian fortresses with cultural heritage.

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7. Posted by Bizi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I have experience with Corfu and Halkidiki so I can suggest that. Especially if you are not into nighlife etc then you can avoid Mykonos and similar.

8. Posted by BreddGar (Budding Member 5 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndrewMarks

We really need some advice on the where we should go on the final leg of our 2020 summer vacation which my wife and I will be taking next July and August. We are planning to be away for about twenty five days (not including travel days) and are flying into Glasgow and plan on spending ten days in Scotland, then flying direct to Prague, where we will spend five days. What we want to do after Prague is fly somewhere in southern Europe to enjoy warmth and the sea.

We are in both in our early fifties and we have travelled to some places in and near the Mediterranean, namely Andalusia, Sicily, Puglia and Rhodes, and now we are searching for a place to spend ten days after Scotland and Prague. No matter how many times we Google "most beautiful islands and beach vacations in the Mediterranean", we come up with the same choices and we just cannot decide.

We have narrowed the list down to these five destinations

1. Corfu, Greece
2. Menorca, Spain
3. Sardinia, Italy
4. Naxos and Mykynos or Samos and Kos, Greece
5. Halkidiki, Greece

We want the choice of many beautiful soft, sandy beaches, warm clear, turquoise waters, a laid back vibe, gorgeous small towns to stroll in the evening, great food and wine and interesting sites for those days we want to explore (the only thing we do not want is to have to move around from hotel to hotel while we are there).

Your help and advice would be most welcome.

Andrew

I would advise you to go to Menorca to Spain. It is very beautiful, environmentally friendly nature and not expensive prices. I was there last year and I really liked it.