Europe hides mesmerizing, exotic places that need to be discovered asap this summer. If your summer plans are not settled yet, here are some good ideas for a perfect escape in Europe. From our beloved Greece to wonderful Croatia, Italy, Spain or Portugal let’s take a look to these irresistible 5 islands that you will totally fall for.

Palmarola Island x Thom Browne

We all know Italy is one of the most enchanting places on Earth, that is why it was hard to choose just one island for this summer. But we stopped at Palmarola, an uninhibited island that has been defined by many as the most beautiful island in the world.

Before heading on the route to Palmarola- the island is just over 7 miles away from Ponza- the boat sails along the southeast coast of Ponza.

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As we mentioned it’s an uninhabited island and, perhaps, this makes it even more appealing to those who wish to explore it and admire its beauty. The clarity of the water and the charm of its coast, sculpted by the sea and the winds, capture the attention of visitors, who remain fascinated.

Before heading on the route to Palmarola- the island is just over 7 miles away from Ponza- the boat sails along the southeast coast of Ponza.

Korcula Island x No21

Croatia is another exotic spot in the heart of Europe. Croatia hides amazing destinations, perfect for summer holidays. One of them is Korcula Island.

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Quiet coves and small sandy beaches dot the steep southern coast while the northern shore is flatter and more pebbly.

Menorca Island x Phillip Lim

Spain is another great destination for an endless summer. Arrive on the sun-bleached shores of Menorca after a spell on Mallorca or Ibiza and notice the drop in volume – here it’s more birdsong than Pete Tong.

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Menorca is a peaceful, unique natural oasis, packed with contrasts to discover. It is a real paradise, washed by the Mediterranean Sea, that will seduce you with its harmony and diversity.

Madeira Island x Kris Van Assche

Breezy Madeira is an eponymous island in the Madeira Islands, a Portuguese archipelago. Hike to the summit of Pico Ruivo and you’ll feel like you’ve climbed through the clouds.

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Unwind over a glass of Madeira wine, an historic fortified beverage that’s musky and subtly sweet.

Naxos Island x Karen Walker 

The island of Naxos is a unique blend of ancient ruins and beach culture. The largest of the Cycladic Islands, Naxos is the childhood home of none other than Zeus, king of the gods.

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Upon arrival in Naxos, hike over a causeway to Palatia, where the Portara, a stone gateway to an ancient temple that no longer exists, stands alone, the symbol of the island. At sunset, the views of the island, and the sea beyond, are breathtaking.


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