Of course, if you’re looking for uncrowded August holiday, you will need to have by your great desire to relax. There are those who “dream in a tropical rain beast” and those who would like to drop everything and leave. Here, however, comes a disempowering thought: August? Warm, traffic, crowded places!
Right, right, but not too much. There are ad hoc destinations in Europe, for those who want a summer, shall we say … less crowded than usual.
AUGUST UNCROWDED VACATION: THE TOP TEN
GREECE: STUPA AND KALOGRIA BEACH
Among the places less traveled, but spectacular climate, color, landscape, it emerges Stoupa. The small town in the Peloponnese, nestled amid the hills of Taygetus, lends itself as a pleasant place, suitable for those who love the peace of body and soul. Its cutting edge is the Kalogria beach.
A nature reserve hosted by Strofilia forest and topped by an enormous beach with dunes. Vast sea accompanied by the ruins of the ancient wall of Dimei.
TURKEY: 17 KILOMETERS of BEAUTY.
If we move to Turkey instead, we find Patara. Among the special, it has a long beach 17 km. No … it’s not very popular. It is that we still have not landed the big chain hotels that line the most popular destinations. From here to the fact that if you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to see the turtles laying on the beach.
SLOVENIA. PIRAN, AN UNCROWDED IN AUGUST FOR VACATION.
A few feet here and here, touching Slovenia and the border with our country, we come to Piran. Narrow alleyways and features, houses that cling to each other with a charm of the Netherlands. Its mosaic square protected from homes and embraced by a green overlooking the sea is spectacular. That’s checking the small harbor to watch the blue waves of the sea.
ITALY. THE PROCIDA PASTELS, COLORS OF THE SOUL.
Do not forget our beautiful Italy that even if you put it in the top five of the most popular tourist areas, still has a few little secrets. We are in Procida, Campania. It seems to live an ancient drawing by pastel colors. Nicoletti and colorful houses make Procida one of the most characteristic Neapolitan islands. Also, open your ears, Procida has a dialect all its own, different from the others. Oh … I almost forgot — crystal clear water and above all, great food.
AUSTRIA. HALLSTATT NO CARS IN THE “PEARL.”
Auto banned all over the country, among other things, fewer than a thousand souls. Let’s talk about Hallstatt, better known as the “Pearl of Austria.” Do you think that a few years ago we could only arrive by boat, or traveling very narrow paths? Today it is a real jewel in the crown among the particular salt mines.
NORWAY. A DIP IN THE MIDDLE AGES OF LOFTEN.
Worth considering then Loften Islands. We are in Norway and, as you can imagine, only the morphological scenery measured by the simplicity of nature is worth the ticket price. You will find some real fishing villages like Nusfjord or the cliffs of Rost birds and villages Eggum and Unstad. Fabulous, the least known and charming, one of the Nordic countries.
SPAIN. THE HUNDRED SOULS OF GRACIOSA.
From a thousand pearl of Austria, another fishing village with just over a hundred people: La Graciosa. It is part of the Canaries, yet one of the least known islands suitable for those on holiday combines absolute relaxation. Long sandy beaches, wild and unspoiled nature are the main features of the islands of Graciosa.
CROATIA. THE BEAUTY OF LASTOVO LANDSCAPES.
Canoe trails and fishing are the main activities practiced in Lastovo, Croatia. We’re talking about 800 souls net number of tourists. A little known national park but very quaint and full of surprises, both in terms of landscape and emotionally.
FRANCE. AMIENS “FRENCH VENICE.”
We could not enter, in our top ten, Amiens. The city located in the south of France, characterized by a Gothic architectural heritage, I want to touch the sky. Culture, dubbed the French Venice, is washed by two rivers commonly called “hortillonnages.”
SPAIN. ALBARRACÍN HAS A LONG HISTORY OF 2700 YEARS.
It stands on the Guadalaviar River, opened his eyes in close to 711. C. and, we can say, that takes them well. We are in Spain and talk about Albarracín. The place that allows room for history and nature. The small village perched on the summit of the mountain it seems is drawn on a canvas. Ah … it is recognized as a national monument.