Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands to visit in Europe

Europe has many interesting holiday destinations, but on an island, you can really get away from it all and experience the ultimate holiday feeling. Discover our pick of the ten most beautiful islands to visit, with dreamy beaches, magical views and charming locals.; Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands to visit in Europe

1. Brač – Croatia

Brač definitely belongs at the top of the list of beautiful islands to visit for nature lovers. The largest of the Dalmatian islands, Brac’s landscape is as rugged as it is dramatic. Sit on the most recognisable beach in Croatia, Zlatni Rat, and soak up some sun. Then, visit the busy fishing village of Bol. If you have time, take a ferry over to the luxurious island of Hvar for a day trip shopping in the elegant boutiques and shops.

B&B Brac

2. Ibiza – Spain

The island of hippies, partygoers and the jet-set … Almost everyone has a preconceived image of Ibiza, but once you’ve been there you will fall in love with one of the most beautiful islands to visit in the Balearics. Top up your tan on the endless beaches, take a dip in the clear blue sea or roam the winding streets of Ibiza Town. Feel like a party? Then visit one of the many fashionable and famous clubs on the island!

B&B Ibiza

3. Sardinia – Italy

Get ready for an unforgettable holiday in Sardinia. This stunning Italian island is one of the most beautiful islands to visit, without leaving Europe.  It’s best to hire a car and take a drive along the thrilling coastal roads. Enjoy a spot of culture in historic cities such as Alghero, Cagliari and Castelsardo. While true sun lovers will always find a place on one of the snow-white beaches along the exquisite Emerald Coast.

B&B Sardinia

4. Mykonos – Greece

From the thousands of beautiful islands to visit in Greece, it is almost impossible to determine which are the best Greek islands. However, in our opinion, Mykonos is definitely a frontrunner for the title. Mingle with the jet-set in the trendy capital, Hora, with its eye-catching white houses and world-famous mills. Stay at a B&B  to enjoy the beaches, good food and all-round fabulousness of one of the best Greek islands.

B&B Mykonos

5. Corsica – France

Are you looking for beautiful islands to visit with plenty of things to do? Well, nobody gets bored in Corsica! Visit the charming towns of Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio, where you’ll be spoilt for historic sights and attractions. Or simply relax on one of the white sandy beaches watching the turquoise waves. For an extra shot of paradise, visit the heavenly Petit Sperone.

B&B Corsica

6. Madeira – Portugal

Speaking of beautiful islands to visit … meet Madeira. Known as the flower island of Portugal. Be enchanted by the picturesque town of Santana and the natural springs of Porto Moniz. The island also lends itself well to water sports. If you’re lucky, you might even spot dolphins and whales from the boat.

B&B Madeira

7. Cyprus

If you want to go on a journey of discovery, then one of the most beautiful islands to visit has to be Cyprus. The towns of Lefkara and Larnaca are ideal for lovers of culture, photography and shopping. The island is steeped in myth and legend. You shouldn’t miss the caves of Cape Greco, the love bridge at Ayia Napa and the baths of Aphrodite and Adonis.

B&B Cyprus

8. Sylt – Germany

When you think of beautiful islands to visit, I bet you never think of Germany! The Frisian island of Sylt combines glamour and the stunning beauty of the North Sea.  Take a stroll among the wicker sun loungers on the Wadden shore and visit the traditional village of Keitum.

B&B Sylt

9. Historical Malta

We couldn’t miss Malta of our list of beautiful islands to visit! The capital, Valletta, is like an open-air museum and you get a taste of a past long gone. Don’t miss the idyllic Marsaxlokk and the city of Mdina. Do you want to explore the landscape? Then travel to the islands of Gozo and Comino, where you will find the most breathtaking prehistoric beaches.

B&B Malta

10. The Isle of Wight – United Kingdom

The United Kingdom basically consists of a bunch of islands, so it’s by no means crazy to include them in the shortlist of beautiful islands to visit. Don’t expect tropical beaches or an azure blue sea. But there is an element of coolness, mixed with ironic seaside kitsch. Stay at a typically British B&B and enjoy the island’s kooky fun.

B&B Isle of Wight

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Emma Samson

Armchair explorer with wanderlust and a bucket list a mile long. A split personality, looking for the balance between adventure and home comforts. Loves airports and wine, hates camping!

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