Europe in Spring
Spring breathes new life into Europe. Shutters swing open in cities across the continent, temperatures become more mild and early birds dip their toes in the Med. Our specialists have selected their favourite European spots to visit at this time of year whether you're travelling as a couple or with the whole family in tow.
As Europe dusts off the cobwebs of winter, the coastline of Cyprus comes to life. The Anassa, located on a secluded bay in western Cyprus is the perfect place for a dose of summer sun in springtime. Home to an Explorers kids club, youngsters are well looked after at this luxurious Mediterranean resort and its endless offering of spa treatments are the perfect treat for parents too. With sea facing terraces, fantastic dining options and lovely accommodation options, the Anassa ticks all the boxes for a brilliant family holiday in spring.
Get to Greece during the spring for a family holiday to remember in the Med. With an exclusive Explorers kids club, Daios is without a doubt one of our favourite family friendly properties. Set on a private sandy cove, with gentle lapping waters and both an infinity pool and baby pool, parents can totally switch off at this charming resort. Crete, with its endless sunny days and crystal clear waters, is the perfect destination for a family getaway in the spring.
Explore the wonders of Andalucia, a beautiful region home to spectacular architecture, fascinating history and ancient Spanish traditions. Soak up the culture in Seville, spending evenings enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the flamenco shows and indulging in the local tapas bars. Discover the Islamic history of Cordoba, with its impressive 10th-century Mezquita and diverse culture, before finally admiring the breathtaking Alhambra of Granada, where the stunning architecture brings the city’s Moorish past to life.
A true hidden gem, Slovenia is one of central Europe’s most beautiful destinations, and one of the least visited. An adventure-lover’s paradise, here you’ll discover picturesque Alpine scenery, snow-capped mountains and spectacular lakes as you hike, cycle or kayak in Slovenia’s breathtaking landscapes. Perfectly paired with northern Italy, you’ll also explore the opulent architecture and bustling canals of Venice before being captivated by the charming towns, glassy waters and dramatic mountains of Lake Garda.
The Italian cities are best visited during the spring, when the temperatures are pleasant and the crowds are less intense than in the summer months. Combine Venice, Florence and Rome to discover the fascinating history and vibrant culture of this iconic destination with this perfect first-time itinerary. Explore the sights of Ancient Rome, enjoy a romantic gondola ride through the Venetian canals and admire the masterpieces in Florence’s world-class art galleries.