Holidays in southern Europe! You'll find everything from great beaches and interesting cities to good food and wine. Let our travel tips inspire you to start planning your trip!

Click on the country you are interested in and find lots of inspiration and ideas. All tips are based on our or our guest writers' experiences. Let the dreams begin for a wonderful holiday in southern Europe!

Holidays in southern Europe

Why not book your next holiday in southern Europe? In this part of Europe you can enjoy a pleasant climate, while discovering everything from beautiful nature to picturesque cities and delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Which countries are included in the term 'Southern Europe' is somewhat fluid. We have chosen a relatively narrow definition of Mediterranean countries from Portugal in the west to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the east. You can find France under holidays in Western Europe, Slovenia under holidays in Central Europe and all countries in the south-eastern direction during holidays in south-eastern Europe. Find out more about holiday destinations in southern Europe:

Iberian Peninsula

Portugal and Spain are located on the Iberian Peninsula, in the far west of southern Europe. Both countries have a lovely, warm climate that keeps temperatures reasonably comfortable for much of the year.

Portugal has both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and the more wild Atlantic coastline is known to be good for surfing. Spain is a large country with many sun and beach resorts, but also many interesting cities. Read more about the country you want to know more about:

Galé Algarve - semester i södra Europa


Italy is also a country known for its cuisine, and you can travel around the country for different food experiences. Italy has plenty of cosy towns that are great for summer holidays and lots of nice beaches. There are also a lot of great cities, not least the wonderful Rome, of course. And let's not forget the two big islands that belong to Italy: Sardinia and Sicily. Read more about the destination you are interested in:

Semester i södra Europa - Rom
The romantic city of Rome in Italy

More countries in southern Europe

So, what else is there to discover in southern Europe? A little bit south of the Italian island of Sicily you will find Malta, which we think is an underrated destination. A very nice island that offers everything from sun and swimming to good food, historical sights and nature experiences.

Malta, Marsaxlokk
Typical boats in Malta

More tips for your holiday in southern Europe

You can find tips for your holiday in Eastern Europe by clicking on the countries above. Not sure what to choose? Here's a top list (in no particular order) of ten great holiday destinations in southern Europe:

  1. Rome - 12 tips for sights and activities
  2. Gozo in Malta - 11 things to see and do
  3. Albufeira in Portugal - 8 tips for things to do
  4. National parks in Croatia - 8 natural areas to discover
  5. Zadar in Croatia - 12 sights and experiences
  6. Chioggia in Italy - Welcome to Little Venice
  7. Andorra - 12 things to do in summer
  8. Marsax lid in Malta - a picturesque fishing town
  9. Split in Croatia - 23 things to see and do
  10. Barcelona in Spain - 13 tips for experiences
Chioggia kväll
Chioggia in Italy

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