I have always had such a passion for a travel, which lead me to being a travel agent. I have found that some of the most charming places are small coastal towns, both in the UK and abroad. Travelling, whether that be home or away makes for a wonderful experiences, both with a partner, family, or for group travel.
Even if the list is long of the gorgeous coastal towns to visit, here is the top 5 that I’d really like to visit and that are highly recommended.
- Taormina, Sicily
Taormina is a luxurious coastal town located on the Italian island of Sicily. The coastal town is set on a terrace, with a view of the Amphitheater, the active volcano Mount Etna, and the Ionian Sea. The food is fresh, the locals are friendly, and the village itself is polished and elegant. Online platforms like Wishsicily offer apartments in Taormina available to rent and many of them are very close to the beach. The prices are also great, which leaves plenty of room for dining out and having more ‘experiences’ while on the island.
- Kotor, Montenegro
Kotor, Montenegro is a UNESCO World Heritage City that is unlike anywhere else. It has a port built during the Venetian period, the characteristic Old Town lined of buildings and red roofs, and ancient walls that surround the characteristic town with cobbled sidewalks. You look up and into the distance and you’ll see the dark mountains around Kotor that lead your eye straight down to the gorgeous bay.
- Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia offers the special romance and allure of Eastern European charm. Tallinn even has its own Kissing Hill and cobblestone streets. The town would be charming and characteristic located anywhere, but then you walk to a lookout platform and get to see the stretching views of the water. Tallinn has a unique combination of charming/romantic town and coastal town that is unique to Estonia.
- Peniche, Portugal
Peniche is a town set on a peninsula in central Portugal, located about 100k, north of Lisbon. It is a working port city that gives this coastal town a ‘lived in’ feel. It has hidden coves, cliffs with caves, sandy beaches, and surf that draws in surfers from all over. Peniche is also where you can start out to explore the Ilhas Berlengas nature reserve.
- San José, Almería, Spain
San José is the place to go during the summer months (as well as the spring!), especially for family travel. It has enough going on, but also has the relaxing backdrop of white buildings, the hills and cactus desert landscapes. There are beaches throughout San José you can choose from, you can indulge in classic Spanish dishes, and sit with a gorgeous view from just about anywhere.
Having a husband who is from a Sicilian family means i just have to travel to Sicily, its top of my bucketlist.
Have you been to any of these coastal towns? If so, what did you think?
#Collaborative post, Happy travelling folks!