4 Relaxing Holiday Destination Ideas

By | December 10, 2021

With the days getting longer and the sun shining brightly, there’s no time like the present to start thinking about this year’s summer adventure. Will it be a scorcher on the sands of the Canary Islands? A voyage of discovery through Egypt’s ancient history? A scuba diving adventure in the magical Maldives? There are so many places to go, it can be hard to finally whittle it down, but that’s really all part of the fun. If you have your mind set on something relaxing this year to ditch the stress of daily life, here are some ideas.

The Greek Islands

If holidays to Greece are on the agenda, you’ll find a fantastic array of holidays to suite pretty much anything you’re imagining. From the major island of Crete to the family-friendly gems of Rethymnon and Hersonissos, Greece is the perfect place to unwind and spend quality time together. The island of Elounda in particular is known for its laid-back atmosphere and both the Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou and Saudi Arabia’s royal family head here when they want to unwind and soak in the sun.

Calming Retreats in Spain

As holidays go, Spain is still the stalwart of sun, sea and sand. The mainland is home to such delights as Costa de la Luz and bubbly Costa Blanca, although there are plenty of hidden gems in the country to get away from it all. If you’re traveling without kids, Casa La Siesta in Andalucia is the best place to do absolutely nothing. Rather than packing your holiday with non-stop sightseeing and a busy itinerary, head to Casa La Siesta for a real break from stress. This guest house has no room service, no fixed tables for meals and no formal check in. What it does have is simple yet stately rooms, fresh air, yoga sessions and a calm environment.

Soak in the Sun on Spain’s Balearic Islands

Of course, Spain isn’t all about the mainland. The Balearic Islands are a collection of Spanish-owned islands that are marooned just off the coast and they’re one of the best destinations for young couples who just want to have fun and enjoy some time together. The islands are full of secluded coves to explore, world-class beaches and opportunities to take long walks hand in hand.

Visit the Megalithic Monuments on Menorca

If you’re after something laid-back and relaxing, Menorca vacations may be just what you’re looking for. This lovely Balearic island is home to sprawling nature reserves, gorgeous hillsides, quaint fishing harbours and a wonderful array of holiday resorts ranging from tiny escapes to bustling town centres. One of the most remarkable things to see on the island is the large collection of megalithic monuments left behind by prehistoric people of the area. There are many types of monuments to visit, all of which instill you with an awe and a sense of calm and inner peace. The Talayot, for example, is a massive tower made from dry stone walling found on the islands and these monuments may be circular, square or made in steps.

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