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This summer you could go where everyone else is going. Or you could book a holiday escape somewhere completely different.


Europe may be on your doorstep, but there are many secret places still to discover. We have the inside track on lesser-known destinations and can tailor-make every detail to elevate your trip into an adventure, from hotels and villas to one-off experiences. Talk to our experts to point you in the right direction. All you have to do is daydream.

Go culture-hopping in Sardinia 

This Italian island is awash with secret coves, and has an incredible history and unique culinary traditions to uncover. Away from the glamorous resorts and buzzing towns is a rugged interior and ancient ruins to explore.

We recommend a stay at Hotel Romazzino or Cala di Volpe

Get the inside track on Paros 

This lovely Greek island is the smart, quieter alternative to Santorini and Mykonos, with wild walks through herb-scented countryside, and a new wave of stylish hotels and villas to rent. Everyone you meet will point you to a different favourite beach – and there are many white-washed villages and fishing harbours to laze away an afternoon in.

We recommend a stay at Parīlio or Cosme

Sail the Dalmatian Coast 

golden riviera has been navigated by Venetian fleets and Roman ships. Charter your own yacht and a tailormade voyage is yours – just throw caution to the wind and let the crew plot a course. Drop anchor in empty bays and hidden islands, such as Lopud, one of the Elaphiti islands off the coast of Dubrovnik.   

View our Classic Croatia trip idea or plan a stay at LOPUD 1483

Go off-the-radar in Norway

Scandinavia has never been so popular, offering a cooler-weather alternative to southern European hotspots. Norway’s islands and beaches are a summer surprise, with wide-screen landscapes, outdoor adventure and empty beaches. Point your compass northwards.   

View our Slow travel through Norway trip idea or plan a stay at Manshausen Cabins

Go wild in the Azores

The islands of Portugal’s Atlantic archipelago are every bit as beautiful and exciting as Hawaii – with waterfall walks, rainforest treks, thermal pools to bathe in and dolphin-spotting out to sea. Set the dial for adventure this summer.  

View our Portugal's island gems trip idea

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Featured ‘Castaway Europe’ destinations we recommend

Still looking for inspiration?

We have a huge range of holiday ideas, experiences and hotel options available.

Learn more about our range of holiday ideas.

Interested in this type of holiday?

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