Journey Through Europes Paradises
Azores, a Treasure Suspended in the Ocean
In the West of Portugal, the Azores is one of the most amazing natural wonders. Suspended in the sea and in time, São Miguel Island is the perfect destination to recharge energies. Fill your eyes and soul at Vista do Rei Viewpoint, in Ponta Delgada, where you can appreciate the Lagoon of the Seven Cities in all its magnificence.
Take a jump to the Pico Island and meet the third highest volcano in the Atlantic — it reaches an altitude of 2,350 meters! Climb the Pico Mountain and get a close look at the wonderful basaltic lava fields, which give a gray touch to the island. Take a break during the walk, look at the sea on the horizon ... Land ahoy! It is the neighboring Faial and São Jorge. On clear days, you will even be able to catch a glimpse of Graciosa and Terceira islands.
Balearic Islands, Land of Pirates
In the western part of the Mediterranean Sea, the Balearic Islands are an autonomous community of Spain. Visit the Island of Menorca and discover a unique diversity.
The northern wild and rocky beaches contrast with the ones from the South, made of fine sand and transparent waters. Be sure to visit the S'Albufera Des Grau Natural Park, one of the most important wetlands in Europe and shelter for migratory birds.
Known as one of the trendiest holiday destinations, the French Riviera, in southwest France, has a lot more to be said about. It is a 180 km of coastline and one of the most beautiful coast paths in Europe, passing by the emblematic cities of Cannes, Nice and Monaco.
But, if looking for a quieter hideout, Esterel, between Cannes and Saint-Raphaël is the perfect place! Its 250 million years volcanic massif provides an amazing landscape of contrasts. A true geological wonder made of red rocks and turquoise creeks.
Cinque Terre, a Harsh Beauty
With its villages embedded along the Mediterranean coast, Cinque Terre, Italy, is an authentic movie set. Formed by the "Five Lands" of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, this part of the Italian Riviera is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.
The depths of this enchanted world can only be reached by foot. And, since all roads lead to Cinque Terre, there are dozens of hiking trails that connect the small villages to each other. Venture through the 12km of Sentiero Azzurro — the Blue Path — and watch as the magnificent Vernazza arises between hills and valleys.
Greek Islands, the Refuge of Gods
Endless beaches, breathtaking scenarios, stories of gods and goddesses... The Greek Islands, on the coastline of Greece, is a real dream. In total, there are more than 6,000 islands and islets sprinkled throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Only 227 are inhabited! Formed by a circular group of islands belonging to the Cyclades archipelago, Santorini — officially Thira — is a mandatory stop. Known for its whitewashed houses and sea blue domes, the Island of Santorini is a real gem. Have you ever seen this landscape in Greek yogurt packaging?