The French Island is best known for its beauty and perpetual sunshine. The red granite of the Calanche de Piana cliffs becomes more vivid at sunset. Take an awe-inspiring drive through the hiking trails if you are looking for a break from the beaches. Maison Bonaparte, the ancestral territory of Napoleon Bonaparte, is an attraction you cannot miss.
Board a ferry from the mainland of Scotland to Hoy, where you can see massive birds and a number of landmarks such as the rock-cut grave, Dwarfie Stane. This is where the film Here Comes the Rain Again was shot in 1984. If you are an experienced angler, you can't leave Orkney before you fish the wild brown trout from the self-sustaining fisheries.
Its position on the Aegean coastline gives Paros a cool mix of traditional villages, beaches, and marinas. Swim in the coves at Kolimbithres beach, and when you are done, start a historical tour to Panagia Katapoliani, a treasured Byzantine church. Paros has all the charms and ambience for a lovely holiday without disturbing crowds and hyped prices. Awaken your inner child with a hop to the Golden Beach for water sports, including kayaking and paddleboarding.
Rugged but radiant, the archipelago of Malta is often underrated for island holidays in Europe. Over time, it has been inhabited by people from all corners of the world including Romans, Knights of Saints, and Phoenicians. Scuba diving on Maltese islands is a perfect way to explore the colourful corals. Whilst diving, you'll come across a variety of marine life, including moray eels, stingrays, scorpionfish, barracuda fish, and octopi.
Sardinia has been drawing affluent travellers for decades, Costa Smeralda is amongst the most fascinating coastlines and boasts flamboyant isles with granite peaks, high-end boutiques, and bars. You'll find yachts and the best-selling brands aplenty. Most of the beach resorts have their own strands, helipads, and fairways.