Athens, Greece

Winter is probably the best time to visit the Greek capital as the number of tourists is significantly smaller and the weather is not too hot. The main attractions of Athens include such famous architectural landmarks as the Parthenon and the Acropolis, which can be explored without the big cues and loud crowds during the cold season. The temperature in the city is at average of 15 degrees Celsius in January and February, making it an ideal time for sightseeing.If you fancy going here, there are some good Athens apartments to check out.

Copenhagen, Denmark

This city is the location of some of the most well-known Christmas fairy tales written by the famous poet – Hans Christian Andersen. It has a great atmosphere during the winter holiday season and it is definitely worth visiting for this reason alone. There are plenty of other attractions on offer here as well such as the Tivoli Theme Park (one of the oldest in the world, sine 1843). It was an inspiration not only for Andersen, but also for Walt Disney when he decided to built the first Disneyland. Before Christmas in the area of Tivoli there is a big fair taking place every year which has plenty of little stalls, which sell merchandise, mulled wine, Christmas puddings and so on.

Budapest, Hungary

Comparing to the rest of Eastern Europe, Budapest͛s winter͛s are relatively mild. When visiting the Hungarian capital it is worth making a trip to the Varosligeti Park, which is located in the centre of the city. It is a great place for ice skating and features an enormous ice rink (one of the oldest in Europe, since 1870) covering an area of 12,000 m2. During the summer it melts into a lake, were people can rent boats and sail.

Andalusia, Spain

Some parts of Andalusia are located lower on the map than North Africa. This means the winters here are pretty mild. You can practically ski in the snow or swim on the ocean here all on the same day! It is a great time to visit such cities like Seville, Malaga, Cordoba and Grenada (with a must see Alhambra Palace). This is the place were Flamenco and Corrida were born and you can see that while walking around the place.

Europe has some great destinations well worth investigating from the busy and popular to the more hidden gems that take a little bit of looking before you discover them. Believe us when we say it is well worth making the effort because you can end up with a great break away at a fraction of the cost of some of the more popular destinations.