Working hard round the year and experiencing the monotony of every day, we often feel tired and want to escape to a place of solitude or one which is full of adventures. Well, the choices vary, but the common thing is all of us want a break from the hustle bustle of daily life. Summer time and holiday time are inseparable. For many, summer months are the best time for exploring the unknown places and indulging in a luxurious time with family and friends. If you wish to go on a holiday in the cloudy yet sunny month of August, here is a list of top five destinations to help you decide your favorite holiday escape.
5 Southern Europe
The southern part of Europe is quite an assortment of little of everything. Southern Europe appeals to nature lovers, adventure freaks and past-seekers. Croatia, Greece and Portugal are, undoubtedly the top destinations to travel in August.
With over 1,000 islands, eight national parks, rolling mountains and beautiful lakes, Croatia invites thousands of foreign tourists every year to take part in various fun activities. Adventurous minds will head for sporting activities and foodies will gorge on local delicacies and wines. Nature lovers will go on to explore the charm of the medieval towns and past-seekers will find their time utilized in visiting the monuments and cultivating the arts and traditions.
Greece is an important addition to the assortment. The breathtaking beauty of Myrtos Beach, the milky white Mykonos, the unparalleled beauty of Parthenon, the famous Delphi Theater and Santorini, the volcanic island make Greece one of the most-visited tourist destinations every year, particularly in the summer months. The weather plays an important role. The villas in Greece are world-famous for the facilities they offer for ensuring a luxurious holiday.
Portugal, the country of Vasco da Gama stuns everyone with its medieval charm scattered here, there and everywhere. Whether it is the magnificent castles like Saint George’s Castle, towering monuments like the Tower of Belem or quaint villages, a medieval magic is intact.
4 Northern Europe
The land of kings, palaces and castles, the northern part of Europe welcomes tourists with diverse cultures. The royal heritage blended with modern design never fails to mesmerize. Beautiful cities, spectacular sights, loads of adventure and some of the best cuisines in the world, Northern Europe caters to different tastes.
London is a great city to start with. The enthralling architecture of the Buckingham Palace, Big Ben – the landmark of London, the majestic St. Paul’s Cathedral, the lovely Hyde Park and the fascinating Madame Tussauds; the list is never-ending. If you want to indulge in a luxurious shopping experience, Harrods is a must-visit.
Bidding adieu to the lavishness of London, it is time to soak into the liveliness of the city of Dublin, Ireland. The perfect place to set your party mood free, vivacity and Dublin go on the same line. Touring Dublin Castle is an experience. Jameson Whiskey Distillery and Guinness Storehouse are a must-see.
From Dublin, get set and fall in love with the natural gem, Norway. A nature lover’s journey is incomplete without visiting this beautiful country. Geirangerfjord with cliffs and waterfalls is an arresting beauty while the North Cape experiences a record number of visits every summer.
The glaciers of Denmark, the relaxed ambience of Amsterdam and Stockholm, the hub of art and design lovers can be hardly missed out.
Sailing on a cruise journey guarantees a luxurious travel around Northern Europe.
If in search of a peaceful vacation in the lap of nature, Morocco can turn out to be a great travel destination. Both the coasts and the countryside offer a calm environment for spending some quality time with privacy. With the High Atlas Mountains at the backdrop, the pristine beaches invite for fun and adventure. The grand cities of Meknes, Fez and Marrakesh captivates mind with their stunning examples of ancient Islamic architecture.
The fortification of the fishing ports is worth exploring. Essaouira is one of the famous fishing ports of Morocco. Much of its fame owes to kitesurfing and windsurfing offered by the port.
When it comes to the popular tourist destinations in Asia, Bali features at the top. Nature is at her best in this tropical island paradise. Waterbom welcomes with an array of adrenaline driving activities while the Bali Marine & Safari Park takes you to the wonder world of wildlife. Those who nurture a passion in photography cannot afford to miss out in Tanah Lot, the loveliest of all temples in Bali. The golden rays of the setting sun enhance the beauty of this temple.
When you are in Bali, traveling in the rainforest riding on a giant but friendly Sumatran elephant ensures a life-time experience.
The country of white sandy beaches and home to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is a paradise for animal lovers and wildlife photographers. The Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara and Serengati National Park – these are the reasons why Tanzania is a leading safari destination in Africa as well as in the whole world.
The marine life is in abundance in Pemba Island which is less-crowded and very popular amongst divers who are in search of the untouched coral. After having a lot of wildlife spotting, you may head for a relaxed stay at the secluded environment of Mafia Island. Don’t worry, as Mafia here means ‘a healthy dwelling place’.