Five places for summer
I think it is not an exaggeration to say that one is currently longing for sun and sea more than ever. To travel again to a place where there is plenty of sun and a pleasant sea breeze to enjoy. After the last few months, which have been unusual for all of us, we wish for nothing more than a return to normalcy in 2021. Indeed, given the current news situation, it is cautiously optimistic that 2021 will be another year that will be more travel-friendly and more carefree.
In summer 2021 we will be drawn to the sun and sea
If we look to the upcoming summer, we would like to introduce you to five places in this article that will satisfy your need for sun and sea in a special way. From a picturesque coastal village where time seems to have stood still, to luxurious villas that fulfill every wish, to almost untouched nature that can be admired under the breathtaking midnight sun of Norway, there is certainly something for every taste in this selection.
Even when planning your trip for summer 2021 and due to the dynamic location, we still recommend you to go to the Foreign Office pages to inform you about the current regulations in your travel destination.
1. Støkkaya Beach Motel, Trondelag, Norway
From May to July there is a special natural spectacle to watch in Norway: Then the midnight sun bathes large parts of the country in a deep orange-red. On the small Norwegian island of Støkkaya you can enjoy many hours of sunshine in addition to the never-ending sunset. The sun shines here on the longest days of the year until well after 22 p.m. This is best enjoyed from the hotel's own beach bar, which is located directly on the long sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean.
Enjoy delicious mussels and fresh fish in the beach bar
Fresh fish dishes are served here every day in the summer season. The house specialty is the delicious mussels, for which the beach bar is known far beyond the island. In addition to fish and seafood, there is also a vegetarian, vegan main course every day, so that every guest gets a taste for it.
After the extensive dinner, the guest is drawn back to one of the various accommodations. From cheap tent sites to multi-bed rooms in the backpacker's accommodation to the fancy SUB houses, some of which are underground - there is definitely something for every need.
Campsite from 20 euros per night. Entire house from 145 euros per night.
2. Sisters Homes, Kvarner, Croatia
The two holiday homes from "Sisters-Homes" are located in a small coastal village on the Croatian island of Cres. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the blue of the Adriatic Sea. Time seems to have stood still in the picturesque surroundings and if you want to enjoy peace and seclusion, this is the right place for you. The location is ideal for a variety of excursions in the beautiful surroundings: whether pebble beaches and the sea, the cities of Osor and Lubenice, the blue grotto or the Museum of Apoxiomenos - the choice is large.
Spend your summer vacation 2021 with your loved ones
The accommodations are run by the twin sisters Nataša and Ingrid and are only a few minutes' walk away from each other. Therefore, the houses are also ideal for a vacation with family or friends. While one house can accommodate up to four people, the other house has enough space for up to eight people over two residential units to spend time together again.
The stylish holiday homes have fully equipped kitchens in which you can let off steam as you please. If you want, you can also cook outside in the beautiful outdoor area. Here, the outdoor kitchen with a pretty dining area with a view of the sea ensures convivial hours with loved ones.
Whole house from 330 euros per night
3. Cortijo El Sarmiento, Andalusia, Spain
The "Cortijo El Sarmiento" is a charming, owner-run Bed & Breakfast, which is located in the middle of the beautiful nature of Andalusia. With a view of the unbelievable expanse of the Sierra María-Los Vélez Natural Park, you quickly return to the essentials. Several natural attractions in the vicinity such as Cabo de Gata, the only desert in Europe, or Pulpi, the second largest geode in the world, also reinforce this.
In the midst of breathtaking nature, you can return to the essentials here
After having exercised extensively in the fresh air, you can treat yourself to a soothing treatment in the small spa area of the B&B. If you want, you can relax stressed muscles with a sauna session. You can also enjoy the sweet idleness at the pretty pool area with sun loungers and parasols.
In addition to the daily breakfast, consisting of seasonal and local foods, the B&B also serves Andalusian specialties for dinner several times a week: In addition to delicious cheese and ham platters, ajo blanco and migas are also served. Of course, the hosts also take any incompatibilities into account.
Double rooms from 117 euros per night
4. Villa Zoé, Crete, Greece
In the “Villa Zoé” on Crete, too, you start the day with an incredibly good breakfast. In addition to sun-kissed tomatoes, fresh sheep's cheese and local island cheese, guests can also look forward to Greek yogurt with regional honey and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Equipped with a huge "Villa Zoé" beach basket, you can go to one of the numerous beaches
So you start the day well strengthened and you can immediately go to one of the numerous beaches in the area. The nearest beach is only two kilometers away from the villa and nothing stands in the way of carefree bathing pleasure.
Then you can choose to go to one of the taverns in the tranquil village or back to the original, traditional Cycladic houses of "Villa Zoé". In the beautiful garden with shady trees and day beds in ethno-boho style, you can make yourself comfortable with good reading and let the day end in a relaxed manner.
Suite from 165, - euros per night
5. Oliveto Estate, Marche, Italy
The "Oliveto Estate" with its luxurious villas is located on the Adriatic coast, surrounded by a private, four-hectare olive grove. Located between the sea and the Sibillini Mountains, you can look forward to a vacation with friends or family that leaves nothing to be desired.
Because in addition to the freedom that holiday homes offer, you can also enjoy first-class hotel service here. Thanks to this combination, travelers can benefit from a wide range of activities: from truffle hunting to sailing to cooking classes, massages and wine tastings.
Thanks to its own concierge service, there is a wide range of activities
If that's not enough, you should be pleased that “Oliveto Estate” also has a large pool, fitness room, yoga studio, tennis court and a spa with sauna, jacuzzi and steam bath. So there are many possibilities to organize the day of your holiday according to your own taste. Numerous cooking options such as an indoor kitchen, pizza oven and BBQ area invite you in the evening to review the eventful day together with the other guests.