Five European Cities To Explore This Summer

Thinking about going somewhere different this summer? Lifestyle and travel blogger Little Miss Katy gives us the lowdown on 5 European cities that might be worth a spot on your wish list.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen in Denmark. Boats on canal with coloured houses.

Copenhagen has become this year’s go-to travel spot for many people. Cheap flights have been popping up frequently, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for a bargain. The city itself is a fascinating mix of quiet culture and edgy aesthetics. Take a canal boat trip to visit the Little Mermaid, snap the colourful buildings of Nyhaven, try the fantastic Danish coffee and cheesecake, and if you fancy something a little different: hire a bicycle and ride down to Freetown Christiania for a peek at life in a commune.

Naples, Italy

Naples in Italy has the best pizza - pizza with tomato, mozzarella, black olives and basil,

Naples and the south of Italy have long been an ideal holiday spot for those looking for a combination of sun and Ancient History. Start your day with a walking tour of the city, then re-fuel with (arguably) the best pizza in the world. Take in the gorgeous views of the bay, try some proper Italian gelato, visit the city’s Duomo cathedral and don’t forget to add in a day trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius.

Oia, Greece

Oia in Greece - blue sea with blue domed and white building and trailing flowers

Santorini, and especially Oia, has become internationally recognised as one of the most Instagrammable travel spots in the world. Spend the day exploring shady cobbled streets and tiny white-washed churches, then sit down to a fabulous meal of fresh seafood, baked feta and cool tzatziki. The hot afternoons are made for lazing by the pool with a chilled drink, before heading down to watch the legendary Santorini sunset. Bliss.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik in Croatia. Blue ocean with castle and red roofed buildings by the sea

Dubrovnik has risen in popularity in the last couple of years, ever since it became a filming location for hit TV show Game of Thrones. The medieval city centre is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site and pedestrian-only, so there’s no traffic to ruin the historic illusion. Walk along the city walls, enjoy the stunning beaches and make sure you try some of the incredibly fresh seafood. Looking for great views? Grab a cable car up the cliff and take in the panoramic views of the bay.

 

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, Slovenia - buildings by canal and boat

This incredibly picturesque city is one of the smallest capital cities in Europe, but it definitely packs a quiet punch! Tour the castle and Roman ruins, take a slow walk through the beautiful Tivoli park, and spend a lazy afternoon people-watching by the river. Make sure you also organise a day trip to the incredibly photogenic Lake Bled. The food and wines are constantly fantastic, combining the best of Austrian, Hungarian and Italian cooking – and don’t forget to give their local craft beers a try!

 

 

By day Katy English is a a very bored (and hungry) receptionist. With time on her hands, she started her blog, Little _Miss Katy, as a place to share her love of food, fashion, travel and life in London. She likes colourful socks, pizza, fresh flowers, new notebooks, peanut butter, the seaside, sushi and gin. She hates olives, is petrified of amphibians and tends to trip up over her own feet. She lives in south west London with her boyfriend and another couple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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