10 Best Islands In Europe for Summer Holidays

Beautifully bordered with the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south the continent of Europe is home to scintillating islands that glam up several countries like Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and more. While Europe is popular for its elegant holiday destinations and enticing tourist hot spots, where half of the world flocks to the continent is also home to mesmerizing islands that are unique and charming in nature. This summer holiday, pick a European island instead of a destination replete with glitz and glamour dressed as a tourist hub, and surprise yourself with the enthralling entertainments the water bodies of Europe throw your way. Stay glued as we take you through the best islands in Europe perfect for your summer vacation.


As part of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is elegantly spread out with gorgeous white sand beaches exhibiting spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Activities like sport fishing, diving, wind surfing and surfing can be enjoyed with folks, here. The island hosts massive concert events like the ‘Festival of Canarian Music’ that pull crowd from various parts of the world each year.


Zakynthos situated in the Ionian Sea, is a proud Greek Island with plenty of beaches. If your idea of a holiday is peace and relaxation, you should hit this island in Europe. The island is home to a number of underwater caves that feature marine life and geological history pertaining to the surroundings. There are two Byzantine Museums of Zakynthos on the island that are indeed impressive and interesting. You’d find paintings from the Renaissance period in here. Zakynthos is a paradise for divers and snorkelers as well.


This is a humongous island that has it all. On Gozo you’ll find a mix of small towns, luxury resorts and a number of gorgeous beaches. The rural island has an effective public transportation system and organizes tours as well for its tourists. Fishing, diving, and various other water sports are carried out on this island. Gozo is ideal to be visited with family and friends, especially if you’re looking for a cool summer getaway, what better than water can give you it?

Isle of Skye

Close to the northern shores of Scotland, the Isle of Skye needs no introduction as it is adorned by tourist anyway. Adventure seekers enjoy hiking and climbing outdoors. There are protruding rocks and surfaces that can get really tough to cross. Bird watching is another fun activity carried out here.


Referred to as one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean off the south coast of France, the serene and delightful island makes summers perfect in its own special way. The majestic island is home to popular beaches that are gorgeously spread out with golden sand and complimenting clear mystic waters. Ideal for water sports like wind surfing, jet-skiing, kayaking, diving and more, Corsica earns respect as a fun holiday destination especially during summers. A trip to France would definitely help you explore this glorious island. 


This is yet another sumptuous Greek island in the Aegean Sea rich with plenty of trails along the edge of high mountains and cliffs exhibiting exquisite views of the sea. This famous wedding and honeymoon destination features cave houses and collections of antiques in local museums as well. The Faros lighthouse in the south however steals the show. Due to volcanic activity, there is a black beach here as well.


This is the largest Mediterranean island with a compilation of Greek temples, Norman churches, and Baroque palazzos. If you enjoy the summery climate or you want to get that appealing tan, the island of Sicily is where you should visit. The glam of the island are its ancient landscapes. On a visit here you can enjoy great food, wines, fruits and more. The shopping scene is exceptionally good.


Being the largest island in the Balearics the island of Majorca is a pleasant and alluring island destination. A visit to this island would introduce you to mountain ranges, wineries, luxury hotels and more. The island is pretty vast with fascinating beaches and mystic waters. A vacation here in summer would feel more like a holiday in dreamland.


Explore the mesmerizing white beauty at the Ibiza coastline while the multiple shades of blue water hits the shore like magic. Sophisticated beaches like Cala Jondal, dazzle its visitors with its serene beauty and natural charm. You could also enjoy exquisite views of the volcano-shaped Es Vedra rock on Ibiza Island.


Enjoy the glistening beaches with crystal clear water and golden brown sand with hilly ranges hugging the coastline. Menorca is an ideal spot for snorkelers and divers. The best way to kill the heat during the hot summers is by embracing the sparkling waters at Menorca.

There are ample of ways to ward off the summer heat, but nothing could beat a beach holiday at the same. So this summer vacation, pack up a splurge on an island holiday. None better than Europe can give you city tourism and beach fun equally on the same level.

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