32 Best Places for Winter Sun in Europe to Escape the Cold Story

By Loredana Elena


32 Best Places for Winter Sun in Europe to Escape the Cold Story

I often find myself dreaming about travelling to warmer (or at least sunnier) destinations in Europe as the rain and... Read more

Destination 1

Croatian Islands, Croatia

If you are looking for where to enjoy a warm winter, the islands of Croatia are a fantastic winter sun... Read more

Destination 2

Larnaca, Cyprus

Cyprus is usually considered a summer destination where people come to spend the holiday on the beach. The truth is,... Read more

Destination 3

Avignon, France

The city of Avignon in Provence is a great destination to escape the winter in France (and Europe). In the... Read more

Destination 4

Corsica, France

Corsica Island, in Southern France, is an excellent destination for a winter getaway in Europe. Nicknamed l’Ile de la Beauté... Read more

Destination 5

Côte d'Azur, France

While France has some excellent skiing destinations, it is also a great place to head to for some winter sun.... Read more

Destination 6

Menton, France

One place in Europe that is a great place to escape winter, and that is not that far south in... Read more

Destination 7

Nice, France

Nice is one of the best places to go for some sun once it's winter in Europe. With highs of... Read more

Destination 8

Batumi, Georgia

Batumi, Georgia is a wonderful place to visit all year long, but the best time to visit it is in... Read more

Destination 9

Athens, Greece

Want to feel like a Greek god or goddess? Then visit the capital of Greece, Athens, in the wintertime! Not... Read more

Destination 10

Chania, Crete, Greece

Crete is a lovely place to visit in winter, and Chania is its cultural capital. This city in Western Crete... Read more

Destination 11

Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Rethymno city has a rich history and is located in the north of Crete Island in Greece. This Cretan city... Read more

Destination 12

Santorini, Greece

Visiting the island of Santorini in the off season is one of the best ways to have a crowd-free Greek... Read more

Destination 13

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

The lovely capital of Sardinia, Cagliari, is a wonderful place to escape the cold winters of Europe. With an average... Read more

Destination 14

Naples, Italy

If you are looking for a sunny destination in Southern Italy, Naples will be the perfect place for you! Located... Read more

Destination 15

Puglia, Italy

Puglia in winter feels magical. While the sun may not have the strength it has in the summer; it is... Read more

Destination 16

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy is the perfect place to escape to in Europe in winter thanks to its milder weather and sunny... Read more

Destination 17

Sicily, Italy

Sicily in Italy is a great place to visit in Europe for some winter sun, especially if you are a... Read more

Destination 18


While the rest of Europe is experiencing rain, clouds, and pretty much freezing temperatures, Malta provides the perfect escape. The... Read more

Destination 19

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Montenegro, especially the Bay of Kotor, is an ideal place for a winter escape. The northern portion of this small... Read more

Destination 20

Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve region in the south of Portugal is an excellent area within continental Europe to go for winter sunshine.... Read more

Destination 21

Douro Valley, Portugal

The unique landscapes of the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal make this wine region one of the most beautiful in... Read more

Destination 22

Lisbon, Portugal

When you are tired of the cold, dark winter blues, Lisbon is the answer to your prayers. It is the... Read more

Destination 23

Tavira, Portugal

Are you looking to escape the winter to an area known for its year-round sunshine? Tavira, one of the prettiest... Read more

Destination 24

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona in winter is a great place for moderate temperatures at around 10-16°C. You wouldn't be going to the beach... Read more

Destination 25

Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, a town small enough to explore on foot over a weekend, is a place you should check out when... Read more

Destination 26

Ibiza, Spain

Winter is a fabulous time to visit Ibiza. Not only is the weather warm and mild with an average temperature... Read more

Destination 27

Malaga, Spain

Malaga in southern Spain is the perfect place for a decent amount of European winter sun. With more than 320... Read more

Destination 28

Mallorca, Spain

The Spanish island of Mallorca is an outdoor-lovers' paradise, and that goes for the winter months too! While it's a... Read more

Destination 29

Seville, Spain

Winter is actually the best time to visit Seville, especially if you want to avoid both oppressive crowds and unbearable... Read more

Destination 30

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and can be found just off of West Africa. There are so... Read more

Destination 31

Valencia, Spain

Valencia is the perfect city to travel to in winter. This Spanish city is still a secret for most tourists,... Read more

Destination 32

Istanbul, Turkey

Winter is a great time to head to Istanbul. Temperatures here are a little warmer than the rest of Europe... Read more


In Summary

I hope you feel inspired and invigorated after reading this epic list that includes some pretty awesome European winter sun... Read more