9 Stunning Winter Sun Destinations in Europe


There are so many unique things to do in Europe in winter. From Christmas market cruises to winter walking & hiking holidays and, of course, plenty of great ski destinations.

If your heart is set on a European island vacation this winter, there are several stunning island destinations where you can escape the cold to enjoy some warm winter weather.

The Canary Islands

While this archipelago does have some rainfall in the winter months, there are plenty of sunny days between December and April, offering some of the best weather in Europe during the winter season.


For another incredible warm-weather winter escape, Cyprus is an excellent option for winter island holidays in Europe. This Mediterranean island has lovely, temperate winters.


The Mediterranean country has so many beautiful islands that make Greece one of the best warm-weather escapes in Europe.

Crete & Rhodes

Crete lacks the retiree ex-pat populations of some other warm European destinations but a booming university population, much like Rhodes.


The home of tapas and flamenco, there is so much to do in Seville. From the Real Alcázar to the Seville Cathedral and the magical Plaza España.

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