Unique places for summer in Europe

The middle of the European summer can be challenging for frequent travelers. The heat waves make it that much harder to discover new areas – not to mention the biggest crowds during the year.

With the high interest in July and August, the majority of places and attractions seem to be all booked – or not suitable to really enjoy under the burning sun and 40 degrees Celsius. This guide will help you plan an ad-hoc trip to escape overcrowding and enjoy the best things to do that will not end in heatstroke.

Innsbruck, Austria

The magnificent mountain hub in Austria is a frequent destination for winter vacations each year. During the summer Innsbruck blossoms with natural wonders of extraordinary nature and views. Our top pick for the location is a fabulous Altstadthotel Weißes Kreuz hotel – a historical hotel from 1465 that back in 1769 hosted one of the most famous classical composers in the world, Wolfgang Mozart.

The central location of this marvelous building offers its guests close proximity to everything the city offers – as well as the most amazing landmarks in the region. Make sure you visit the most magical lakes of Europe for a quick hike and refreshing swim – Mutterberger See, Achensee, Blaue Lacke, and Krimml Waterfalls. Tip: There are great train connections reaching these spots, but we do recommend car rental in the area. The hotel staff will help you arrange that.

The central location of this marvelous building offers its guests close proximity to everything the city offers – as well as the most amazing landmarks in the region.

Make sure you visit the most magical lakes of Europe for a quick hike and refreshing swim – Mutterberger See, Achensee, Blaue Lacke, and Krimml Waterfalls. Tip: There are great train connections reaching these spots, but we do recommend car rental in the area. The hotel staff will help you arrange that.

Samothrace, Greece

If you ever dreamt of going back in time and discovering a greek island still untouched by tourism, now is the time to live the dream! Samothraki, the small isolated diamond of the Aegean sea is an absolutely perfect spot for mountain and nature lovers who enjoy the ambient atmosphere and gorgeous beaches nearby.

Besides the must-see natural pools of Vathres, make sure you explore the unspoiled greek village of Chora where no time has passed and the greek food is even greekier.

To fully enjoy this magical stay, we highly recommend choosing Samothraki Beach Apartments and Suites Hotel. One of the very few hotels on the island will give you the opportunity to keep a little piece of modern heaven on this wild terrain.

Colico Piano, Italy

Right in the middle of one of the trendiest spots in North of Italy, find yourself in the middle of nowhere – right in the middle of Italian paradise.

Lake Como has everything and more to offer to its visitors and it’s just around the corner from this magical accommodation.

Take a relaxing swim on a hot day, take a walk in the charming city of Bellagio and taste fresh homemade pasta at La Lanterna Bellagio.

Whenever it’s the right time to walk on the Como hills and enjoy the spectacular views, take the cable car going right across the lake from Como city to Brunate.

The region has endless possibilities and things to do – and the charming forest house in Colico Piano is your rustic escape from the summer crowds and mainstream hotels in the area.

Since it’s located high above the lake it gives incredible views of the region while providing a tranquil atmosphere and seclusion.

Try one of the most unique accommodations in Europe and enjoy everything this beautiful region has to offer.

Asturias, Spain

Asturias is definitely one of the lesser-known regions in Spain, the unconquered jewel of the North.

Its unique landscape consists of a green field mountain region with picturesque lakes as well as gorgeous beaches bathing in turquoise waters.

The fascinating history of the region shaped an excellent and unique cuisine, beautiful old towns such as Oviedo or Gijon and gorgoes hiking trails.

Visit the tropical-looking Buelna beach for an unforgettable coast experience and hike across the Dinosaur coast and Parque Nacional Picos de Europa.

Our top choice accommodation for Asturias is a charming house separated from the region’s cities. With incredible views of the mountains and the sea which you can enjoy from your own private hot tub on the porch.

The house has everything and more to offer for an unforgettable stay including a gorgeous design and modern amenities.

Although secluded, it provides an excellent location for the discovery of the entire region.

Tip: Make sure to get there by car as there are no convenient public transportation routes in the area.