Here we are again talking about holidays … because when the temperature rises and the days get longer, the mind inevitably finds itself fantasizing more and more about travel. We personally have already drawn up our wish list and we want to share with you 8 best destinations for summer 2018 that have particularly attracted our attention. Each of them is perfect to visit in the summer and has a unique mix of sun, nature and culture. Good exploration!
1. Cape Verde, Africa
Still rather unspoiled, the archipelago of Cape Verde has always been a crossroads of different cultures; here, in fact, the inhabitants have African, Portuguese, Mediterranean and Latin American origins that mingle with each other creating a fascinating mosaic of contrasts, as the natural environment of the islands is rich in contrasts: from the arid and lunar hinterland to the hills covered with vegetation luxuriant to the wild and sunny beaches bathed by a sea that invites to diving. A perfect mix of unspoiled nature, nightlife and water sports (thanks to the wind and the waves) makes it best destinations for summer.
Sarajevo, the city that suffered three devastating wars and has been reborn under the protection of 6 different national flags, has fortunately managed to keep much of its character intact. Buildings from the imperial era coexist alongside the minarets that dot the skyline, the air is pleasantly scented with coffee and spices while merchants of carpets and silver traders haunt the cobblestone streets. A lively and melancholic mix at the same time, which helps to enchant visitors with a magical atmosphere, the atmosphere of Sarajevo. The city is best destinations for summer also today one of the safest capitals in the world and its streets are full of locals and tourists, ready to discover its old neighborhoods (mahalas) and the beautiful surroundings, walking the trails of the Dinaric Alps.
3. Scotland, United Kingdom
The spectacular views of the Highlands transport visitors into a fairytale world, between vast, lonely moors, rugged hills and turbulent skies that will make you think you’re inside an episode of Game of Thrones. Add to this surreal atmosphere beautiful cities full of life and culture, such as Edinburgh, and sporting events. Do not miss a walk along the new route that starts just outside Edinburgh and continues for more 45 miles along the winding coast passing through Dunbar.
4. Galicia, Spain
Wild and proud, Galicia looks almost more like a southern outcrop of Ireland than a territory of the “caliente” Spain; the ocean has formed the character of its inhabitants and strongly shatters on marvelous beaches, while the green hinterland and not very urbanized offers excellent opportunities for walking in rural areas, for example on the last stretch of the Camino de Santiago that reaches ‘homonymous city. A Coruña instead, the capital, you can attend local festivals and try the delicious gastronomy, just a step from freezing as fascinating little bays to explore. And if there is still time, it is best destinations for summer to visit the spectacular Ciés Islands, part of a Natural Park off the coast of Vigo, where there is also a campsite.
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5. Fraser Island, Australia
A relatively small island, compared to the immensity of the Australian continent, but which contains in a limited space a large number of natural wonders: 25 species of mammals, 350 of birds and 865 different types of plants, to which you can add hundreds of lakes and miles and miles of pristine beaches. A real paradise, recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 1992 and loved by tourists, who flock here by visiting Queensland. You will probably not be alone in the largest sand island in the world, but we guarantee that the splendor of the environment will make you forget anything else.
Not a summer destination for sunbathers and carefree fun, but if you love culture and history, Iran will give you unique emotions. Among ancient cities, majestic mosques and unmissable museums, this incredible Nation is open to those who want and have time to know it not superficially; among its wonders, absolutely unmissable Persepolis, Esfahan, Tehran and Shiraz. And if you get tired of the cultural explorations, you can always dedicate yourself to trekking on the beautiful Zagros Mountains and the Bavanat valley.
For some years now, Iceland has rightly become a very popular destination among European tourists and around the world, because associated with a magical universe, literally “frozen” in a dimension far from everything else. A popularity due above all to its natural beauties, made of glaciers, hot springs, volcanoes, geysers and high peaks and to the charming and welcoming villages despite the harsh climate. And ‘thanks to all these attractions that during the summer the country is quite crowded, but this is obviously also the best season to visit it. Our advice is to rent a car and explore, one by one, the locations along the spectacular “Route 1”, a ring road that runs through the island in a circular form.
8. Maremma, Italy
The Maremma is the last frontier of Tuscany, a quiet area of indented coastline on the Tyrrhenian Sea that extends up to the Alto Lazio. Its name indicates a low and marshy area near the sea, characterized by rivers; but if once this was an unhealthy environment to be reclaimed, today the region is an enchanting tourist destination, rich in things to do and see. From the promontory of Punta Ala to the Uccellina mountains, from the splendid Isola del Giglio and the Argentario to the Orbetello lagoon, passing through wild and isolated beaches and hills where agritourisms are perched ready to make guests fall in love with their rustic and simple atmosphere and makes it best destinations for summer.