4 European Hidden Gems You Must Visit In 2021 (Unexplored Destinations)

February 4, 2020

Planning a holiday is so exciting! The world is your oyster and there for you to explore. Explore some European hidden gems, there are plenty of them! Where are you going to this year? Why not try something different than the usual city trips? Paris, Rome and London have been done over and over again, and there are so many other places to explore! If you are still struggling to find that perfect holiday spot for 2020, here are our top tips.

Madeira, Portugal

The island of Madeira is a popular holiday destination especially for honeymooners, couples or families. With its’ romantic scenery and adventurous activities (like surfing, cycling and hiking) it is a perfect place to enjoy this summer! 

The island is mostly made up from volcanic terrain which allows for perfect walking and cycling paths. The subtropical climate means you will find plenty of exotic fruit and fresh fish to enjoy. Madeira is one of the best places in the world to spot dolphins and whales and has lots of other marine life. Perfect for snorkeling!  


The cable car lines in Madeira are a fun way to see the island in style. If you prefer to travel the mountainous landscape without getting out of breath from the hike, the cable cars are an easy way to do so.

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If what you are looking for this summer is a destination steeped in interesting history and culture as well as gorgeous beaches and buzzing nightlife – Malta is the one for you! This island sits between Sicily and Tunisia and has been a popular holiday destination for years. Families with young children, couples, singles – everyone who comes to Malta has a good time!



If you are looking for a bit of mystery and culture this year, combined with warm weather and delicious food and drink… look no further. Cyprus is a gorgeous island with sandy beaches, rustic villages and romantic scenery. Did you know it is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite? Cyprus has lots of history to explore, as well as the relaxed, Mediterranean vibe.

It is likely you have heard of Ayia Napa, which is a famous summer party hot spot. But if this is not your scene, avoid this and head to laidback Larnaca. With 325 sunny days a year, Cyprus is a good destination all year round!

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Kefalonia, Greece

I am not pretending a Greek island is an ‘alternative’ holiday destination. But have you considered Kefalonia? The island is getting more popular recently, but you won’t find herds of tourists like some of the other islands. easyJet has recently started offering holiday packages to Kefalonia. It has breathtaking scenery, from mountains to golden beaches and crystal-clear water.

Like everything Greek, there is plenty of history and architecture to explore for those who like to. For the beach-lovers, there are plenty of modern beach resorts with beach bars. When the sun sets into the water, enjoy a plate of fresh seafood and local Robola wine. 

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Where are your favourite European Hidden Gems?

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This guest post comes from Caroline at Breaks.com, a travel blog mainly focused on European and UK travel. Caroline is an experienced Dutch/English freelance writer with a passion for travel, animals and nature. When she is not looking for the next hot topic to write about, she loves walking her dog in the countryside!

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