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5 Most Beautiful Underrated Beach Destinations in Europe

7 August 2020

5 Most Beautiful Underrated Beach Destinations in Europe

There are plenty of well famous beach destinations in Europe that are very popular among travellers. However, there are many stunning places that are considered underrated. Even though they are just as stunning, not many people know about them. As a result, you can have a relaxing beach day with no or minimal crowd around you. Here is a list of 5 most beautiful underrated beach destinations in Europe that you shouldn’t miss on your next holiday!

Albania

Albania has a stunning coastline and coastal towns that just recently started to gain attention from travellers. It is located along the Adriatic and Ionian Sea in southern Europe. The country is rich in beautiful beaches, amazing natural landscapes and lively atmosphere. It’s an ideal destination for all types of travellers who seek to discover some untouched beaches and secret bays. The country is not only beautiful but it’s way cheaper than some of its popular neighbours.

Aerial view of a stunning beach in Himare, Albania

If you are planning to visit the Albanian Riviera, we recommend visiting the city of Himare, Drymades beach, Dhërmi, Borsh and finally Ksamil. All in all, Albania provides many opportunities to spend a fantastic beach holiday there.

Montenegro

Montenegro is a Balkan country located along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Even though it’s a small country, it has a breathtaking scenery and many opportunities to enjoy a fantastic holiday.

Aerial view of the port in Kotor, Montenegro with the surrounding hills and buildings

Montenegro is an excellent holiday destination for those who loves sailing. One of the best starting point for a sailing holiday is to rent a boat in Kotor. Kotor is one of the most beautiful cities in Montenegro where you can wander around before setting sail. Whether you are planning to sail for a week or just take a few shorter trips, you will have your best time in Montenegro.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria is located along the coast of the Black Sea. Compared to the size of the country, it has a relatively small coastline. However, it has many sandy beaches, plenty of beach resorts and amazing atmosphere. Bulgaria is definitely among the most beautiful underrated beach destinations in Europe.

Aerial view of a boat sailing near the coast in Bulgaria

If you’d like to discover the stunning coastline of Bulgaria, you have plenty of options to choose from depending on your plans. For example, if you are looking for a party destination, definitely check out the Sunny Beach that is famous for its nightlife. Moreover, we recommend visiting Marina Dinevi, Varna and Nessebar.

Milos, Greece

Milos is part of the Cyclades Islands in Greece, located on the Aegean Sea. Given that there are some very popular islands in the Cyclades such as Santorini or Mykonos, Milos gets way less attraction. Travellers who’d like to enjoy the breathtaking Greek beaches but in a calmer atmoshpere, Milos is a greate choice.

Aerial view of a bay in Milos Greece with anchoring sailboats

The island is very easily reachable from Athens and provides and ideal place for even starting a sailing holiday. If you rent a boat in Milos you can not only explore the secret spots of this island, but you can go on an island hopping in the stunning Cyclades. The ancient architecture and the beautiful landscapes will definitely amaze you! You can’t go wrong by discovering the amazing Greek islands.

Croatia

Firstly, Croatia comes as a shock as it’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. During the peak season thousands of tourists visit the country to have a fantastic beach holiday. However, there are plenty of hidden gems in Croatia that not many people know about. If you want to have a relaxing beach day with not many tourists around you, you will definitely find the right places.

View of the old town of Korcula along the coastline

We recommend visiting Pag, the island of Korcula, Sibenik, Lastovo or Vis. All of these places provide a stunning natural landscape and amazing beach.