Christmas time is, of course, a cozy time that you imagine at home with friends and family: Baking cookies, drinking hot chocolate at the Christmas market, or listening to Mariah Carey sing “All I want for Christmas” for the 1,000th time. As beautiful as this festive season may be – maybe you’ll disagree and not be a fan of the holiday season at all – there’s one thing we all secretly want: to escape the winter and soak up some more rays of sunshine. We show you three warm winter destinations in Europe.
Sun and sights in Spain
Where it is definitely good to be in winter is in Spain. In the autonomous community of Andalusia in the south of the country, the warmest temperatures are recorded in the winter months – minimally below those of the Canary Islands. You can explore the El Torcal National Park with its mystical karst rock formations on different routes at a pleasant 18 degrees.
Spain is known for good food in company. Even in winter, you can enjoy tapas with others outside and immerse yourself in Spanish nightlife. In southern cities, such as Seville, you can learn more about European history. The city combines the ancient and the modern like no other. Get involved in cultural events and discover new things you might like.
Just as exciting is the impressive Mediterranean architectural style of the southern cities. In the winter months you have the perfect conditions for surfing and kiting in Tarifa on the Costa de la Luz. How does that sound to you?
Our socialbnb in Spain
Enjoy the tranquility of rural socialbnb Guatazales with family or friends. Surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, this accommodation in Murcia is perfect for a larger group. Due to the mountainous, rural surroundings, all kinds of outdoor activities are possible. You could also take a day trip to Alicante.
The outdoor area also offers a soccer field, a garden, an organic vegetable garden and a swimming pool. On the outdoor terrace you can spend the evening with your loved ones and enjoy a delicious meal. This is a great place to enjoy the last rays of the sun!
Diverse activities in Malta
The Island Republic of Malta is located south of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea and offers the perfect conditions for some summer in winter: in December it is around 17 degrees, in January and February about 16 degrees. In February you could take the opportunity to experience the carnival season in Malta. Generally, there are many cool events waiting for you in Malta even in winter!
From bar hopping to numerous hiking trails to boat tours to the Blue Grotto, the activities couldn’t be more diverse. Explore spectacular coastlines and enjoy the sunset or dive to historic wrecks. There is an activity for everyone.
The capital Valletta is not only the smallest capital in Europe but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2018, it was also chosen as the European Capital of Culture, which is why cool cultural events still take place locally. Be prepared for cute staircase alleys and nice little stores. Valletta is so small that you can easily explore the city on foot and just let yourself drift.
Our socialbnb in Malta
Stay in a double room at socialbnb Outdoor Artists. The Maltese townhouse is located in a quiet area in the center of Marsa and only 20 minutes walk from the capital Valletta. On the roof terrace you can enjoy the beautiful view over Marsa with a drink. In the common room you can meet exciting people who mostly come to this accommodation for artistic reasons.
Take part in art workshops in the studio and let your creativity run wild. Outdoor Artists’ vision is to promote art and culture to the general public and raise awareness of creativity in society. Moreover, historical sites, temples, beaches, bars and clubs are easily and quickly accessible for you by public transport. For more travel tips in Malta, feel free to check out this blog post.
Unwinding the soul in Greece
Good music, excellent cuisine and mild temperatures – that’s how you can imagine your winter vacation in Greece. On the island of Crete it is warmest with an average of 18 degrees. You should not miss the city of Chania on Crete, which will enchant you with its Venetian-style old town.
Are you longing for long walks on the beach? Then you’ve come to the right place. Whether on the mainland or on the island, the sea never seems far away. But you can just as easily go hiking in the mountains or embark on a cultural program. Go in the footsteps of antiquity. Moreover, the surfing conditions at Falassarna are ideal for you during the winter months.
Our socialbnb in Greece
Staying with your family in a small, cozy stone house with a spectacular view of the sea – how awesome is that? Tinos Ecolodge offers you a sustainable accommodation on the Greek island of Tinos. Relax on the beach, take part in yoga classes, or gather herbs from your own herb garden for a healthy meal.
What’s especially nice about your stay at this socialbnb is the vacation with a clear conscience. Thanks to the facilities of the house, you leave a minimal ecological footprint and at the same time learn firsthand which approaches exist for a sustainable lifestyle or how easy it can be to implement sustainability in everyday life.
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