Sunbathing or exploring the city? These destinations could now be your best bet for a summer vacation
With the release of the latest update to the government’s ‘traffic light’ system (June 24), rumors are rife about which countries could be added to the green list, meaning that returning travelers are not. would not have to quarantine.
Judging by expert opinions on the next batch of nations going green, vacationers will have to choose between exploring the city or lounging on the beach …
An island located at the tip of Italy’s Malta “boot” is a safe bet for guaranteed sunshine.
One of the smallest capitals in Europe, Valletta is steeped in history – the whole city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and easy to navigate on foot. A good place to start is Merchant Street with its cool cafes, shops and daily market.
If America is added to the green list, there are many American cities to choose from.
Why not grab a bite of the Big Apple, which is home to just about every international cuisine you can think of; stroll through the many museums and galleries of historic Washington DC; soak up the hippie vibe in the hills of San Francisco; or go see celebrities in glamor Los Angeles.
Recently opened to tourists, Cuba was a high-profile destination before the pandemic, and Havana is a must-see for any visitor. Explore the capital in style by renting a vintage convertible or set off on foot to discover the street art and independent galleries dotted around the city.
While the capital Warsaw is known for its many museums as well as the magnificent Lazienki Palace and surrounding gardens, Krakow is the perfect place to experience stunning medieval architecture such as the huge Wawel Castle and Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter. which is now full of original shops and bars.
In the landlocked capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, you’ll find a quaint old town, its winding streets perfect for aimless strolling, stopping every now and then for a dose of caffeine in one of the many Viennese-style cafes of the city. city. Head to Bratislava Castle for stunning rooftop views.
A serious contender for the Green List, the Portuguese island of Madeira is closer to Morocco than mainland Portugal, meaning it enjoys a warm climate all year round. Head to Praia do Porto do Seixal Beach, which offers spectacular views of the lush cliffs of the north coast.
The greek islands
Rumor has it that several different Greek islands could be put on the green list. The mountainous Corfu has more than 50 beaches (the best is on the north coast); The most popular bays in Kefalonia are on the south side; while upscale Santorini is popular with couples and honeymooners.
the Canary Islands
Which of the eight Canary Islands is the best for beach lovers? With its golden sands and calm waters, Gran Canaria is ideal for a ‘fly and flop’ vacation, while the black sand beaches and rugged landscapes of Tenerife offer something a little more adventurous. Lanzarote is great for families and Fuerteventura is popular with windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts.