10 most picturesque islands for Summer holidays
Destination holidays on islands are always associated with a completely carefree pastime. On the right will be beaches, and mountains, and curious historical buildings, and even volcanoes. We have selected a dozen islands from around the world where you can have a great time.
This is the most famous island of the Canary archipelago belonging to Spain. It is called the island of eternal Spring, because of the specific climate - it is always warm here, regardless of the time of year. In addition to the beaches, Tenerife is famous for its beautiful volcanoes. In addition to the beaches, Tenerife is famous for its beautiful volcanoes. You can get to the main volcano Teide by cable car, almost to the very top - from there opens an excellent panorama of the island.
The autonomous region of Madeira as part of Portugal consists of two islands: in fact, Madeira and Porto Santo, as well as a couple of uninhabited corners of land. The islands can be visited at any time of the year - the climate is very mild, the temperature difference between Winter and Summer is only about seven degrees. Madeira has created first-class conditions for outdoor activities - there are interesting places for surfing and diving. The island has several spa centers and seawater pools for body care.
An island of volcanic origin, well suited for a complete relaxation vacation. The island's infrastructure is well developed: there are centers for training in water sports, many cafes with local cuisine, night clubs and, of course, beaches.
Greece is known for its wines. Do not miss the opportunity to look at the Santo Wines factory, which describes in detail about each stage of turning grapes into high-quality wine.
The island is mythical, sacred and often fateful: you can say goodbye to the past, meet new friends, find inspiration for work. You can freshen up after a long flight at the source of Tirta Empul - local residents believe that this water cleanses the soul. There is also a temple built in 962 and dedicated to the god Vishnu. The island has spectacular volcanoes Batur and Abang. They look completely different: Batur is dark gray, almost black, and Abarg is covered with greenery. You can climb the first volcano to the very top. There is also a lake in which, according to the legend, Devi Dana lives - the goddess responsible for the rains in this region.
The most famous, most mysterious and most remote from the land inhabited island in the world is Easter Island, owned by Chile. The climate on the island is subtropical humid. The population of the island is only 5806 people. Easter Island combines the extraordinary beauty of nature with a rich archaeological and cultural heritage. Since 1995, the island has been declared a reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The archipelago in the Pacific Ocean is in the possession of Ecuador, but is located almost a thousand kilometers from it. The islands are pretty cool compared to other tropical islands - the temperature is usually around 22-24 degrees. The entire archipelago is a national park, a huge number of animals live in it, which are almost not afraid of humans.
At the island are many interesting places, for example, Old Square, where there are ancient buildings of the XVII-XVIII centuries. A walk along the Malecon embankment will show real Cuban life: young people play instruments and dance, someone hopes to catch fish, everywhere it is noisy and very fun.
Also have a look at Ernest Hemingway’s House Museum in Havana. The writer lived here for twenty years.
The Philippine island is 425 kilometers long. There is a lot of jungle and forests, and the mountain range cuts Palawan into two parts. The Palawan is almost always warm - about 26-29 degrees, regardless of the time of year. The highest point of the island, Mount Mantaling (2100 m), is quite capable of climbing untrained tourists. You will not only appreciate the magnificent views, but also, perhaps, discover a new animal or plant - scientists regularly find species unknown to science here.
Seychelles owns as many as 115 islands, but less than a third of them are inhabited, only 33. The largest island is Mahe, with an area of 142 square meters. This is the only place where the Seychelles palm tree grows, the fruits of which weigh under twenty pounds, but sometimes much heavier specimens are also found. You can learn about local culture in the village of artisans, where craftsmen make various figures, ship models and paintings.
The place is in the possession of French Polynesia, about 240 kilometers from Tahiti. To get to know Bora Bora, it is best to book a day sightseeing tour. Among the beaches, Matira is distinguished - this is a narrow strip of yellow sand located between tropical greenery and light blue water. There are many luxury boutiques on Bora Bora, especially pearl souvenirs that attract tourists. In a word, rest will be at the highest level, you can be sure.