Get ready for a perfect summer holiday in Europe

03 June 2019

Home to some of the world’s most fantastic stretches of coastline, stunning cities, scenic natural sites and an abundance of history, art and culture to boot, Europe is a dream destination for all types of traveller.

Together with short flight times, no jet lag, endless activities for all ages and interests, and a wealth of excellent resorts, there’s no better choice for your summer getaway than Europe.

Sun-kissed summer escapes

Summer 2019 is just around the corner, and if you haven’t booked your dream holiday yet, then there’s no need to worry as there’s still plenty of time for your Travel Counsellor to organise your well-deserved break in the sun.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat just for two, a family-friendly getaway or a fun-filled break with a group of friends, the possibilities are boundless.

Here are a few of our favourite European destinations where you can enjoy a luxurious sun-kissed getaway this summer, with all the indulgent touches that you’d expect from a holiday with Travel Counsellors.

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection

An exclusive 5*retreat set in an idyllic location overlooking the Gulf of Elounda and the UNESCO protected islet of Spinalonga, Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection promises an ideal getaway for couples and families alike.

Surrounded by fragrant olive groves, the spacious villas and suites at this authentic Cretan village-style resort come complete with floor-to-ceiling views over the Aegean, a private garden terrace, as well as a private pool or outdoor heated Jacuzzi.

This beautiful hideaway also features a glorious natural sandy beach, a tranquil adults-only swimming pool, a crèche, the fabulous Domes Kids’ Club and a teen arcade. New for 2019 is ‘The Core’ – an innovative

activity zone with an array of fun things to do, including a climbing wall and an open-air cinema.

“We recently visited the beautiful Domes of Elounda in October half-term this year. It is a wonderful resort for families.”

Debbie, Travel Counsellor

Domes Noruz, Autograph Collection

For a slice of adults-only luxury, look no further than Domes Noruz Chania, Autograph Collection. Located close to the city of Chania, one of the Mediterranean’s must-see cultural destinations, this stunning boutique beachfront hideaway offers chic accommodation with stunning views of the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, as well as either a plunge pool or an outdoor Jacuzzi.

You’ll also find two sleek swimming pools, a spa with soothing signature treatments, and Zeen Restaurant, the Raw Bar and the N Bar where you can sample the divine flavours of Crete, fresh seafood and vibrant cocktails.

Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort

Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort is one of the leading family destinations in all of Europe. A secluded haven in southern Portugal, this award-winning resort is located atop the dramatic red Algarvian cliffs that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, soft sand beaches and elegant pine forests.

There’s plenty for all ages to enjoy here with an array of water sports, a health and fitness club, 9-hole Golf & Country Club and Annabel Croft Tennis Academy with five floodlit tennis courts and a padel court. For younger guests, there’s the Junior Club for 8 to 13-year-olds and Porto Pirata Club with its lifelike pirate ship, whilst for the adults, there’s the state-of-the-art Serenity Spa and a Champagne bar overlooking the ocean. During your stay, you’ll also enjoy direct access to the golden sands of award-winning Falesia Beach.

Pine Cliffs is an all-integrated resort, with different accommodations and activities for all the family, including seafront apartments, stylish townhouses, luxurious suites and spacious hotel rooms.

“It’s a destination in its own right, so it’s the perfect place to retreat.”

Emma, travel Counsellor

Constantinou Bros Athena Beach

The perfect choice for a fun-filled family escape, the 4* Constantinou Bros Athena Beach is located on the beautiful beachfront in Kato Paphos and is within easy walking distance from the many local attractions.

Young children can splash in one of two paddling pools, play on the waterslides or attend the supervised kids club whilst the parents can relax by one of the three freshwater pools or in the bubbling waters of the soothing outdoor Jacuzzis. There’s also the Elixir Spa, which offers a range of treatments to help you unwind in beautiful surroundings.

All rooms offer glorious views of the Mediterranean, the hotel’s tranquil gardens or the Troodos mountains in the distance; all of which can be viewed through the floor to ceiling windows.

Constantinou Bros Asimina Suites

One of Cyprus’ finest all-suite resorts, the wonderfully romantic and welcoming Asimina Suites is set on a private beach just a short walk from some superb bars and restaurants, making it the ideal location for those who enjoy exploring the local surroundings.

This exquisite adults-only resort has its own lovely sandy beach and two connected outdoor freshwater swimming pools. Some suites feature private pools and Jacuzzis with wooden decks; and all have large balconies, espresso machines and marble bathrooms.

The resort also boasts an indoor heated pool, a floodlit tennis court and a spa, as well as sumptuous Mediterranean dining in an intimate candlelit setting.


If you’re ready to book your sun-kissed summer getaway, contact your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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