Boundaries sometimes overlap when categorizing Southern Europe as many of the countries listed in this part of the continent are also listed in other broader regions. However, the one unifying factor in this group of sixteen countries that make up this part of Europe in the Mediterranean Sea. Quite predictably, the food and culture are influenced by the climatic conditions of the region, as is the landscape. Visitors head to Greece’s Santorini or Croatia’s coastline in droves to experience first-hand the wonders of the Mediterranean lands. While Spain and Italy are the most industrialized countries in Southern Europe, the rest of the countries in the region rely greatly on agriculture.
Southern Europe too is dipped in history, and the remnants of great civilizations and cultures are visible in the ancient ruins and great monuments. The grand Colosseum of Rome, the Alhambra in Granada, and the San Giovanni Fortress in Montenegro are a testament to the region’s glorious past. Southern Europe’s fascinating present is reflected in the well-heeled cities of Milan and Barcelona and in the gastronomic centers of San Sebastian and Bilbao.

11 Best Hotels in Lisbon

11 Best Hotels in Lisbon

Blessed with culture, good weather, and great food, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Portugal’s capital and largest city is a rewarding destination. You’ll find countless old neighborhoods and vibrant parts that make it worth a visit. There are buildings with cute colored floors, amazing lights, and much more. So, are you interested…

11 Best Hotels in Porto

11 Best Hotels in Porto, Portugal

Porto is everything that you would want from a European holiday. An enticing historic center, beautiful lookout points (miradouros), breathtaking scenery, delicious food, and wine. It’s no wonder that Portugal’s second city sees a heavy footfall of tourists. Many tourists mean that there are more than enough hotels in Porto, Portugal to suit every budget.…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Lisbon

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Lisbon

Is Lisbon gay friendly? The 2019 Spartacus International Gay Guide Index states that Portugal was voted the most gay friendly destination in the world. So it’s no surprise that its capital city is a popular LGBT vacation destination. Gay hotels in Lisbon receive visitors from near and far. They come to enjoy the many attractions…

Top 5 Things To Do In Azores

The Azores is at the top of very few lists but that’s because it’s one of Europe’s most unknown treasures. These 9 islands are a beckoning blip in the middle of the Atlantic whose emerald mountains merge into dazzling sandy beaches under a seemingly endless sun. Relaxing natural spas, friendly locals and unforgettable vistas dominate these islands…

What Makes This Huge Hole In Portugal

What Makes This Huge Hole In Portugal

Up in the highest mountain ranges of Portugal resides a mysterious giant hole at Covão dos Conchos, Serra da Estrela, that looks like it opens up into the very core of the Earth. Although we would love to let our imagination dream up what could possibly be lurking down inside that hole, Covão dos Conchos…

Top 10 Things To Do In Porto

Top 10 Things To Do In Porto

Porto is Portugal’s second-largest city, after Lisbon, and one of the oldest European cities. It was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996, for its historic buildings and outstanding monuments in a maze of ever-winding, cobbled streets with authentic charm. Its wealth of monumental and artistic heritage, Port Wine, great food and cultural life are just some…

Top 10 Things To Do In Lisbon

Top 8 Things To Do In Lisbon

Lisbon, the capital and largest city of Portugal, is a cosmopolitan city that offers amazing value and incredible sights, rich with history and filled with stories. It is loaded with an exciting atmosphere, charm, delicious food, wild nightlife and wonderful people. In a city that has been influenced by many different far-off cultures over time,…