Top European countries to visit in the summer


Are you a Grad, Elementary or High School teacher looking to make the move to teach in the UK?

Explore the historic and cultural cities of Europe during your summer holidays when teaching in England. With miles of golden sands, picturesque coastlines and super clubs that are renowned around the world, Europe comes alive in the summer months. These are our top destinations that promise fun and excitement, alongside exceptional weather!


With glorious beaches, miles of stunning coastline, architectural splendour and a packed festival calendar, summer in Croatia is the jewel in Europe’s crown right now. From the striking buildings of Dubrovnik and the waters packed with kayakers around it to the white stone palaces and golden beaches of Split, Croatia has all bases covered.


Renowned as the party capital – and with good reason – Ibiza’s clubs are among the biggest on the continent and welcome the biggest DJs on the planet. Beyond the confines of Ushuaia, Hi, Amnesia, Pacha and Privilege is an island packed full of stunning golden beaches and incredible scenery – perfect for relaxing after a big night out!


As Greece’s answer to Ibiza, Mykonos also attracts big name DJs to its dance clubs and you can expect to party well into the next morning. Add in glorious sandy beaches, complete with beach bars that pump out the bass, and there’s a party atmosphere all summer long. There’s plenty of iconic landmarks and heritage to immerse yourself in too, although the beaches take centre stage.


A picturesque Greek island in the Ionian scene with a huge reputation, Zante has fun at every turn. From snorkelling and diving to exciting water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing, there’s no shortage of fun to be had if you can drag yourself away from the island’s beautiful beaches. Don’t miss the chance to visit Navagio, a cove made famous by a 1980s shipwreck.


Portugal’s capital Lisbon is a popular spot with surfers, culture buffs and everyone in between. It’s relatively cheap, the architecture is stunning and its thriving culinary scene takes some beating. The Bairro Alto district is packed with bars and restaurants selling an array of contemporary cocktails and Portuguese ales, or if you want something different head to the north toward Porto and the Douro Valley and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the country’s Port-making region.


Montenegro is quickly becoming one of Europe’s hottest summer destinations, thanks to its spectacular coastline, natural landscapes and rich history. The fortified town of Kotor on the Adriatic coast offers a beautiful escape from reality or can embark on an adrenaline-fueled activity holiday where the hiking and white-water rafting are second to the beautiful backdrop.