It only takes common sense to realize that celebrities go on plenty of vacations since they can afford it. Most of them have much more days off than the average person and can easily vacate for years as they cash in on their high incomes. Everyone is usually fascinated by famous people, some may follow actors more, others may prefer musicians, while the rest would lean towards athletes. Regardless of their line of work, all celebrities have a huge following, which means that the spotlight is always on them.
And it has become even easier than ever to stay in touch with their latest updates, thanks to social media. With such high interest surrounding them, it's no surprise that so many people are curious about their destination choices for vacation. Most of them usually lean towards places with nice beaches, and we can't blame them for that as it doesn't get more relaxing than that. And while celebrities regularly visit common spots that millions of tourists go to see, they prefer regions that are much more exclusive and places filled with rich people like themselves.
Europe welcomes plenty of celebrities on vacation at all times, and many of them have been spotted by either fans or the paparazzi. As expected, famous people have certain standards when it comes to everything, including where they decide to vacate during their time off. With today's list, we will be discussing 15 European destinations celebrities love.
15 Prince Harry Gets Lit In Hvar, Croatia
The island of Hvar in Croatia has been a favorite of so many celebrities for decades. It has a little bit of everything to offer to everyone, so it is no wonder that famous people are so eager to visit and spend some time there. Several major names have been spotted on the island over the years, including Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Bono, and Kevin Spacey. We often see a new name popping out with photos of their vacation.
But it was Prince Harry who stole all the headlines upon his visit in 2011 as he made sure to have one hell of a vacation that had people talking. He spent days partying and was captured doing so, with one clip of Prince Harry diving into a pool with all his clothes on. That's how you know that it was a really fun party that he will probably never forget, at least until his next vacation.
14 The Kardashian Sisters Relaxing In Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos is one of the hottest destinations in the entire world and especially during the summer where celebrities from everywhere go to enjoy their time off. Greece has been dependent on tourism for quite some time, and Mykonos' reputation has only helped in attracting even more tourists. More recently, Mykonos has been the spot for world-class athletes who visit during the off season to enjoy the beaches—among them are Cristiano Ronaldo, Kobe Bryant, and Manuel Neuer.
And wherever you can find athletes, there will always be Kardashians as well, as the family loves to spend time in Mykonos and have visited the place on numerous occasions. Pictured above are Kourtney and Khloe–prior to her significant transformation–just relaxing and soaking in the sun. Many other A-list celebrities have been spotted in Mykonos, including Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks, so it's safe to say that it is one of their favorite spots in the world.
13 Rihanna Daydreaming In Sicily, Italy
Sicily is already famous and doesn't exactly need any promotion, but having celebrities visit can only help, especially since people tend to highly look up to them. Rihanna is one of the many names who have been spotted there, and that probably led to an increase in tourism almost immediately. As one would expect, Rihanna goes on plenty of vacations during the year–much more than the average person–and she is guaranteed to break the internet every time she is spotted in a new country. Sicily was one of her favorite destinations, noting her plan to return in the future for some more time off. You only need to look at photos of Sicily to understand why it is so beloved among celebrities and tourists in general—it is certainly unique in so many ways. More recently, Melania Trump was spotted there on a visit.
12 Tom Cruise Loving Life In Vienna, Austria
When Tom Cruise visited Vienna to film some scenes from Mission Impossible 5, he wasn't expecting to stay there. But Vienna is such a beautiful city that even Cruise couldn't resist as he extended his stay to explore it for a couple more days. Historically, Vienna has always held a place as one of the go-to destinations in the world, and it still lives up to its reputation today.
The city welcomes numerous celebrities throughout the year, and they are always eager to spend more time. And who could really blame them? Anybody who is a travel enthusiast surely has it at the top of their list and that is warranted as the city not only reserved its history, but continues to move forward to improve—if that is even possible. The look on Cruise's face in the photo above should tell you everything that you need to know about the treasure that is Vienna.
11 Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Relaxing In French Riviera, France
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are currently one of the hottest couples, which is why the media has an extensive coverage about their daily lives. They have been on numerous vacations since they started dating, and the couple never shy away from the cameras. When it comes to Jennifer Lopez, we all know that she loves to constantly update her Instagram with everything that is ongoing in her life, and following the couple's visit to French Riviera, she made sure to let everyone how much they enjoyed their time away.
Lopez shared many throwback photos afterwards claiming that she immediately missed it, and that is an indicative sign that she truly had one hell of a time there. Lopez and Rodriguez aren't the only celebrities who absolutely love the French Riviera, as they are also joined by the likes of Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Ashton Kutcher, and Mila Kunis.
10 Beckham Family Vacation In Swiss Alps, Switzerland
The Beckhams go on vacations more than the average family, and they have pretty much been everywhere you can think of. Since David Beckham retired from soccer, he has had more time to spend with his wife and kids. Evidently, he hasn't been wasting a single minute as the family seems to go on vacation whenever possible to explore new places. In previous interviews, the couple has named their favorite destinations and Swiss Alps in Switzerland was one of the many to land a spot.
For those who may be unfamiliar with it, we highly recommend that you look at photos and tourism videos as your mind will be blown. It is frequently visited by celebrities who may not be spending a lot of time there, but they sure love to make the most of it. Some of the world's greatest destinations may be somewhat similar, but the Swiss Alps is as unique as it gets.
9 Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Keeping It Classy In Prague, Czech Republic
The photo above was captured in the garden of Ploskovice Castle, showing Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on vacation as they relax during a visit. The couple has traveled around the world since getting together and are always on the move, but it seems like they found a favorite upon their vacation in Prague, Czech Republic. It is certainly unique compared to the other featured entries on the list with a different vibe that may not appeal to everyone but is surely loved by celebrities.
It has gained popularity in recent times as tourism continues to increase, including the number of famous people who visit it. This past year, Justin Bieber was among the celebs who chose Prague as their destination, and he also appeared to be having a great time during his stay. The more people learn about Prague, the more likely they seem to want to visit it, and we certainly can't blame them.
8 Katy Perry Falls In Love With Budapest, Hungary
Katy Perry fell in love with Budapest so much that she couldn't help but share her feelings through Twitter. And when it came time to film her number one Billboard hit "Firework," she opted to shoot the music video in the city. It doesn't take much to realize why the city has such a high appeal, as it is truly one of the best destinations not only in Europe but in the world as well. Celebrities are spotted there very often, and the one thing they all have in common is that they find it difficult to leave.
The likes of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Eva Longoria have all expressed their admiration for Budapest, and there are some who even indicated that they would be willing to move there. That is the highest form of praise that a city can receive, and Budapest is more than deserving.
7 Pink Exploring Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is famous for so many things that it has become one of the top destinations in Europe. Some people may visit it due to its reputation as an open-minded city in which they can be free by partaking in some activities that may be illegal elsewhere. But the rest simply recognize that Amsterdam is truly a must-visit city and one of the few places that you can never get enough of.
In 2013, Pink and her family visited the city and wandered around the streets to explore it. In most cities, people are usually shocked to learn that a celebrity came to spend a vacation there, but that isn't the case here at all—it has become a common sight to spot famous figures in Amsterdam. That's unlikely to change anytime soon because as Pink indicated during her visit, Amsterdam is simply too gorgeous.
6 Beyonce And Jay-Z Celebrate In Corsica, France
The word breathtaking is often overused when describing beaches, but Corsica certainly deserves that label. A quick Google search will probably have you packing your bags as soon as possible to discover one of Europe's most beautiful destinations. Unlike so many listed destinations, Corsica isn't nearly as mainstream as the rest despite having some of the best beaches in the region. But one thing is for sure. Celebrities love it and always have the time of their lives on the island.
When Beyonce chooses Corsica as her destination to celebrate her 33rd birthday, then you know it is a special place. In 2014, the singer went on a vacation with Jay-Z, as well as their daughter, Blue Ivy, to celebrate the occasion. In the past, numerous celebrities were spotted there as well, including Penelope Cruz who was comfortable enough to go topless on the beach.
5 Kate Hudson Having A Blast In Formentera, Spain
You can often tell whether someone is truly enjoying themselves by simply looking at the vacation photos. A quick Google search of Kate Hudson in Formentera leads us to believe that she probably wouldn't mind staying there forever, as she appeared to be having a blast. And she was also feeling extremely confident as she showed off her goods the entire time.
But she isn't the only celebrity who loves Formentera; she is also joined by many names like Lindsay Lohan, Naomi Campbell, and several famous soccer players. Formentera's popularity has significantly improved in recent years, becoming one of the top destinations in all of Europe. During the summer, it is packed with tourists who visit from all over the world to get a taste of the beautiful island. We suspect that it will only get more popular as more celebrities have been attached to the place than ever before.
4 Cristiano Ronaldo Scoring In Algarve, Portugal
One of the most peaceful spots in all of Europe has become the home of many celebrities who visit Algarve very often. It is mainly popular with soccer stars who love spending their time off on the beautiful beaches, including Portugal's very own Cristiano Ronaldo. He has been spotted there numerous times over the years with different girlfriends. We are all familiar with his dating history, having been linked to some of the finest models. It seems like Ronaldo loves taking them to Algarve.
Several other celebrities are known for spending time there, including Prince William, Steven Gerrard, and plenty more. Several clubs can be found there that host some of the wildest parties in which you are very likely to run into some famous names. With so many attractions available in Algarve from resorts to clubs, it's no wonder why celebrities are always hanging out there.
3 Novak Djokovic Winning In Budva, Montenegro
In the past, Montenegro's Budva was one of the top spots for the most famous celebrities for many decades, as they especially enjoyed spending time in Sveti Stefan, a very famous resort. However, tourism slowed down in the area for many years due to various reasons that slowed down the economy. But thankfully, it has once again become a destination that is very beloved by celebrities. More recently, Naomi Campbell was spotted there when she spent several days.
In 2014, Novak Djokovic and Jelena got married in Sveti Stefan—an easy choice considering they can afford doing so in one of Europe's most spectacular locations. With the area gaining back its reputation for being one of the better area for tourists, you can expect celebrities to continue flooding the place and all things considered—that is money well spent.
2 Brangelina Spending Good Ol' Days In Halkidiki, Greece
Long gone are the days of Brangelina. And while rumors claim that they may have patched things up, it appears to be just gossip from people hoping for a reunion. Before their honeymoon came to an end, Brangelina traveled across the world but it was always Greece that pulled them back to visit time and time again. Reports had claimed that they even considered buying an island there, while Angelina added that she never wants to leave the country.
While they seem to have enjoyed everything that Greece has to offer, Halkidiki seems to be a standout among their many destinations which they praised on numerous occasions. Oddly enough, despite all their fame, Brangelina always managed to escape the paparazzi during their vacations as very few photos can be found, and sadly not in Halkidiki. John Travolta and Robert De Niro have also been spotted visiting there, making it one of the top spots for A-list actors.
1 Michael Jordan Ballin' In Amalfi Coast, Italy
Only Michael Jordan could simultaneously smoke a cigar while riding a jet ski. Known for his love to live a lavish lifestyle, Jordan has never been one to shy away from partying regardless of his age. During his days in the NBA, when he was the most dominant athlete on Earth, Jordan was just active on the scene and that never stopped him from winning 6 championships.
Today, Jordan continues to enjoy his life to the fullest, and we often see him in some of the nicest resorts in the world. The Amalfi Coast is not exactly a secret treasure and it has become the destination for some of the most famous celebrities in the world, including Jay-Z and Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Sting, and Reese Witherspoon. It is one of the few destinations that is guaranteed to pull you back in as you will never have enough.