If for some, travel always rhymes with visits, activities and evening to no end, others prefer to take their time and enjoy their holidays to relax …
If this is your case, we invite you to discover 7 relaxing destinations in Europe where you can rest while enjoying the natural and cultural riches of the destination.
1- Copenhagen, Denmark
Situated opposite the Øresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden, Copenhagen is a haven of peace. Cultural and convivial city , it has indeed a relaxed and warm atmosphere at the same time which lends itself perfectly to the relaxation.
To relax in the Danish capital you can for example try the Scandinavian saunas, stroll through the picturesque streets of the city, visit the art galleries, go fishing, have a cup of tea watching the river, or breathe iodized air from Svanemølle beach.
2- Anafi, Greece
Located near Santorini (1h30 ferry) but away from mass tourism, the small Greek island of Anafi is a charming and picturesque place where calm and tranquility reign supreme.
To relax on the island of Anafi you can make beautiful hikes, including the monastery, and admire beautiful views of the Cyclades archipelago but also discover the wild beaches bordered by turquoise waters.
3- Ibiza, Spain
No, there are not only discos in Ibiza! If you stray a little from Eivissa, the capital, you will discover a beautiful Mediterranean island with incredible beaches and coves with translucent waters. But Ibiza is also distinguished from the other Balearic islands by its hippie atmosphere, its many small markets, concerts outdoors and unforgettable sunsets …
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4- Budapest, Hungary
Nicknamed the Pearl of the Danube, the Hungarian capital impresses with its beauty and serenity. Between a good meal, some cultural visits and a little shopping, you can relax in the famous thermal baths of Budapest. Relaxation guaranteed!
5- Reykjavik, Iceland
If you are looking for an isolated destination where you can rest in an exceptional setting, do not miss Iceland! In addition to an air of incredible purity and spectacular views of the glaciers, you can enjoy the benefits of hot springs and sauna but also the silica-rich waters of the famous Blue Lagoon spa, located in the middle of a field lava near Reykjavik.
6- Riga, Latvia
Situated on the Baltic Sea, the pretty town of Riga has timeless charm and a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing holiday.
You can explore the historic center of the city on foot and explore nature in the forest town of Mezapark or the Riga Ethnographic Park.
7- Bordeaux, France
City of art and history, much of which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bordeaux has everything to make your stay enjoyable: a stroll through the cobbled streets of the city center to admire the architectural richness of the city, a trip to the vineyards of Pessac Léognan or Martillac, and to finish off in style, an excursion to Arcachon, a seaside resort famous for its pure and iodized air, home to many thermal spas …