Arriving in one of our historic thermal towns, maybe by train, to immerse yourself in the spa culture of Europe is the perfect way to start your “thermal travels” habit. Whether you seek relaxation and wellness or some world-class cultural or sporting events, you will not be disappointed!
No trip to Europe is complete without dining on the best local flavors. And some of Europe’s best dishes can be found in coastal countries. From classic pasta recipes in Italy to fresh seafood in Norway, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your palate. Browse this gallery of some of Europe’s best seaside dining before you decide where to go for dinner during your trip.
Solsiden Restaurant, Oslo, Norway
Oslo Harbour in Norway is a gorgeous sight in itself. But from behind the tall glass windows of Solsiden Restaurant, it’s even better. The restaurant is a favourite amongst locals and is the ideal place to find a lobster meal in Norway.
Saint Julian Promenade, Malta
St. Julian’s Promenade in Malta is a bustling centre for boating and dining. Locals and visitors alike take their boats right up to the winding streets of Saint Julian to explore the city. St. Julian’s Promenade is a popular stop with dining that includes restaurants, cafes and bars.
Watergate Bay / Cornwall, United Kingdom
Watergate Bay is a breathtaking setting in the Cornwall peninsula, south-east of United Kingdom. Resting along the beach you’ll find Watergate Bay Hotel, an elegant yet approachable place to grab a bite to eat. With the best views of the bay’s calm surf, it’s certainly an ideal seaside dining spot.
Ruhe Restaurant, Estonia
Restaurant Ruhe overlooks the bay of Kaberneeme Laht in Estonia and comes with a menu full of the area’s freshest seafood. Sit on the restaurant’s huge patio while watching the calm waters and dining on salmon, seabass or seabream.
Little Venice, Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos Town rests along the shores of the Aegean Sea and provides some of the most unique seaside dinings in Europe. In fact, many restaurants in Mykonos are so close to the water that it’s not unlikely for your feet to get a little wet if the waves are high enough.
Llafranc, Spain, is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets when it comes to seaside dining. Here, you’ll enjoy a quiet setting accompanied with the soothing sounds of the tide. As for the meals, they can range from traditional Spanish dishes to lavish seafood platters.
Polignano A Mare, Italy
Italy is home to an array of exciting dining options. But one of its most unique is the Seaside Restaurant in the city of Polignano a Mare, Ristorante Grotta Palazzese. The entire city is a delight of old Italian houses but the restaurant itself is located inside the walls of a cave. Candles light the inside of the cave, making it one of Europe’s most romantic dining options.
The mountains in Europe are some of the tallest summits in the world. They’re also some of the most fun. From skiing in Switzerland to snowkiting in Norway, discover the best ways to play on Europe’s mountains with this gallery.
With a past as storied as Europe’s, it’s impossible not to take in some history while on your trip. Find out more about UNESCO World Heritage Site in the European territory.
Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
Europe has always maintained a thriving music scene, from classical times to today. Discover the origins of the British Invasion, Swedish disco sensations and Irish folk music inspirations. Don’t miss the amazing European music festivals in the summer, either.
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Push your limits at Europe’s most exhilarating and unusual theme parks!
Europe is full of big adventures. Adventures so big, in fact, that they can’t be contained within four walls. Welcome to the wild side of Europe, where trees shade your discoveries and rivers refresh your explorations. In short, there are a lot to enjoy about the wonders of nature in Europe. From the European Alps to all of the national parks in Europe, adventure awaits. So put on your walking shoes and let’s get moving.
This Turkish delight is made of layers of filo pastry, Antep pistachio and syrup, and it requires great skill in production. ‘Antep Baklavasi’/‘Gaziantep Baklavasi’ is characterized by a dense taste and a unique aroma that comes from the pistachio and the butter, two of its main ingredients. If it is well prepared, it will immediately melt in the mouth.