There are so many beautiful islands in Europe, and they are all different in vegetation and landscape. Each one is perfect in its way. Below is a list of the islands, we have already visited. Let's have a look.
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Beautiful Islands to Visit in Europe
The Azores, Portugal
The Azores consist of 9 major islands and we have been to one of them - the Sao Miguel Island, probably the most famous one among all. All 9 have something is common - the rich flora. When I think of the Azores, I see those purple flowers in front of me - they go by the name wild Hydrangeas flowers (see the picture below) and the nature comes in all shades of green. The islands are also known for their tea plantations, scenic cliffs, the geysers, iron lakes and stunning viewpoints. A trip worth taking.
Madeira comes with a diverse landscape - if you are an outdoor person, who likes hiking, then Madeira is the right destination for you. There are many picturesque hiking paths with stunning views with many colourful flowers along the way. I think this combination makes the island unique. I hope to visit Madeira once again and do some more hikes. Oh, and also the food is incredibly delicious - lots of fish, and also lots of fruit choices.
Blog post: 5 Things to Do in Madeira
Fuerteventura, The Canary Islands, Spain
Why did we go to Fuerteventura? Mainly because of SURFING. To our luck, we were invited to a 7-day surf camp and once there, we had to paddle every day for hours. And it was so much fun, we learnt so much and we would do it over and over again. Hey, but the island is also great for kitesurfing and windsurfing! So if water sports is your thing or you want to learn one of the sports, head to Fuerteventura!
Lanzarote, The Canary Islands, Spain
Do you like cactuses? If yes is your answer, then head to Lanzarote! Cactuses and volcanic earth are the two things you see the most, while wandering around the country. But that is not all - there is also this beautiful viewpoint called Mirador del Rio (picture below), the scenic Timanfaya National Park with a green lake but don't worry, there are some stunning beaches too. Lanzarote has some amazing spots for surfing as well, one of them can be found in Caneta de Famara.
Blog post: 7 Days in Lanzarote - Our Travel Itinerary
Gran Canaria, The Canary Islands, Spain
If we compare Gran Canaria with Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, we have to confess, that the island has the most to offer in terms of nature and diversity of landscape. Let's say, if you're a photographer, Gran Canaria should be your destination of choice. There are many mountains to conquer, stunning lakes along the way, interesting caves, but also beautiful beaches. I can also remember the numerous viewpoints. Fascinating island.
Blog post: 7 Days in Gran Canaria - Travel Itinerary
If you are looking for a winter break in Europe, put Malta on your list! The temperatures are about 16-17 C degrees, just warm enough to take some beautiful walks along the coast and take in enjoy the sun rays on your skin. What is more, I really enjoyed the lovely small towns Malta has to offer - the fishermens' town called Marsaxklokk, the medieval town Mdina, the famous Popeye village... so cute and a great getaway!
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Corsica is an island, suitable for adventurous and outdoor people. There are many hiking paths to conquer with some mountain rivers with green natural pools along the way. How cool is that? Imagine a few hours hiking and then cooling down in one of the pools...priceless! Also, Corsica has many beautiful sand beaches to enjoy, picturesque small towns to explore and perfect for all kinds of sports activities like climbing, kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, cycling etc.
Maybe not so world-famous as we'd expect, but the Belle-Ils islands in France are worth your time and money! The nature is so beautiful, many cliffs, secret bays, rocks and churches to be found on the island. Make sure to rent a car and drove around.
Aran Islands, Ireland
The one and only Aran Islands. I was about 18 years old, when I set my feet on this remote Irish island. There is a photo of me lying on the ground with my legs and arms wide spread, fully enjoying the calmness and nature on this beautiful piece of earth. But the photo is lost, so I could't publish it. Sheep, donkeys and horses are your best friends, when walking around the island. Make sure to come here one day in your precious life.
The Faroe Islands, Denmark
The same goes for the Faroe Islands. If exploring remote islands is something you really like, make sure to book a flight to the lovely and incredibly stunning Faroe Islands. The landscape comes in a form, which you've probably never seen before! Finger crossed the weather will be okay, when you're there, but don't worry. Even if it is not, it comes with that mystic touch, which gives you a whole new travel experience.
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Which island in Europe is for you the most beautiful one? Let us know in the comments below!