View from Mycenae, Greece
A continent of varied cultures and societies, Europe has some of the world's most iconic destinations. From ancient sites in Greece, Italy and Britain to flourishing modern cities like Barcelona, Paris and Berlin, Europe offers an astonishing range of possibilities for the visitor.
Many states in the continent have joined the European Union and a significant number have a common currency - the Euro - making it much easier for the traveller to conduct business and pay their way. The use of English is also becoming more common in a continent that has a profusion of languages, many of which have ancient origins and differ significantly in grammar, pronunciation and even forms of written script.
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Visiting France gives you a choice of 22 separate districts.
With its ancient history Italy it will surprise some that it is a relatively new country having only been a united state since the 19th century. Despite the common language the regions of Italy remain very different in culture, attitudes and especially food. More about Italy and the top 10 attractions on offer in Rome.
The first thing to note about European accommodation, is that much of it can be booked online and prices will fluctuate according to time of year, demand and other factors. See: Europe Accommodation
When you`re looking for camping grounds, you`ll find plenty of choice - and the sites are usually located close to main city attractions, beach resorts, or areas of visitor interest. More at: European Camping Guide
Many travellers think that they know Europe pretty well but there are still plenty of hidden gems to be found by those with an appetite for adventure and high culture. See: Hidden Holiday Locations - Europe
The city is an incredibly beautiful collection of old world European architecture elegantly partitioned by canals. More at: Amsterdam Holidays
Capital of Greece, this is a great destination for the visitor. Tourist Athens includes the ruins of classical Greece, after all the image of Athens - home to the Parthenon is iconic For lovers of Greek cuisine there is a great choice of basic tavernas and sophisticated restaurants. Museums and smart shopping make Athens an all-year destination.
Second city of Spain and major Mediterranean port, bustling Barcelona incorporates a delightful historic mix of Roman remains, medieval quarters and 20th century avant-garde art. See: Barcelona - Capital City of Catalunya, Barcelona - Las Ramblas, Barcelona - Sagrada Familia, Barcelona - Parc Guell.
The city is also a prime example of architectural variety, with medieval buildings such as the Red Abbey with its bell tower surviving to this day and the two majestic cathedrals of St Mary and St Finbarre. A guide to Cork City and its harbour
Striking, sophisticated and forward-looking, Edinburgh rightly considers itself one of the major capital cities of Europe. Edinburgh City Break Guide and there are must-see attractions in Glasgow, Scotland.
The county town of Devon, Exeter is easily accessible by road or rail and is packed with things to do for the whole family. Exeter City Break Guide
Home to England`s highest mountain and 12 of the largest lakes in the country, The Lake District is one of the most visited regions in the UK. Lake District Guide
Classical music and fascinating history sit side-by-side with trendy architecture and funky nightspots, making Vienna a must-see destination for travellers seeking out a vibrant city with plenty of things to see and do. Vienna: A Beginner's Guide.
Before you can experience authentic Spanish tapas, Roman pizzas and drinks on a rooftop terrace in Prague, your European travels requires some serious planning. Read: Travelling Through Europe: Everything You Need to Know
For those who enjoy relaxation, great food, entertainments, a sense of freedom and a fresh vista every morning, then a cruise has to be the perfect way to enjoy a holiday. Read: Europe Cruise Package
The success of a good holiday depends strongly on matching the right European resort to the needs of your travelling group. See: Top European Resorts
With a raft of different languages and cultures, in addition to a range of scenic environments, Europe is the best area of the world for a road trip holiday. More at: Europe Road Trip
If you are considering driving in Europe, you will do well to familiarize yourself with the latest driving regulations and tips. More at: Driving In Europe Tips and Laws