9 Glorious European Winter Sun Destinations

Europe is a destination where you can have a typical winter wonderland holiday, and escape the chill with some glorious winter sun.

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

Seven islands make up this part of Spain, each with its unique offers. The most popular destinations include Lanzarote, La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.


Cyprus also has snow on the mountain in winter, and there is a small but good ski field offering around six runs from beginner to advanced.


The Greek Islands are not just perfect for those looking for milder winter temperatures but also for a laid back vibe with plenty to explore.

If you’re more interested in an urban environment. With plenty of history, both modern and ancient, Athens is one of the most interesting in Europe.

Crete & 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.


While visiting northern Italy in the winter means snow-capped mountains, Sicily in the south offers something completely different. The island is best known for its rich history, culture and food.

One of the most popular things to do in Madeira is hiking, especially along the island’s famous Levada irrigation channels.

Madeira Island Portugal

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