2018 has just begun, but here we are making arrangements for our next holiday. A great vacation requires careful planning from step one: choosing your location. If you want to visit one of the most popular European destinations this year, here’s a short list to help you decide.

Penzance, England

England is often cited as one of the best places to travel on the old continent and Penzance is one of the most charming locations on its South-Western shore. What makes this place particularly special is its tropical vegetation you won’t find that easily elsewhere in the UK.

The Penzance Marina is a top option for anyone who searches for a marina reservation in this small and cozy town.

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Penzance, England | Photo source: mustseeplaces.eu

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is a fascinating location for those who approach the shores of the Baltic Sea. The capital city of Sweden has a rich history that will reveal itself in its numerous museums. This people’s customs, cuisine and peculiar hospitality are something you must see for yourself.

There are 14 islands in this area and a perfect boat mooring option is the WasaHamnen Marina situated in Södermalm.

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Stockholm, Sweden

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik is often described as one of the most beautiful European destinations. If you want to swim in a crystal-clear sea and admire the picturesque sight of a mountain range, visit Dubrovnik. This city has been a settlement since ancient times, so those who are fond of art and history will have a lot of beautiful objectives on their must-see list, starting with the gothic buildings and renaissance art.

If you’re looking for a slip rental option, there’s no better place than ACI Dubrovnik Marina located in this city.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Île de Porquerolles, France

The French Riviera is one of the most fascinating and popular touristic destinations in France. Île de Porquerolles, located here, is definitely one of the best places to visit in Europe. This place won’t cease to amaze you with its turquoise water, Mediterranean plant species, secluded beaches and luxurious resorts.

For a marina reservation in this area, our recommendation is to dock at the local Port des Porquerolles.

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Île de Porquerolles, France

Athens, Greece

Athens is one of the top destinations for travelers who love the sea and not only. Historically, Athens is one of the most important settlements in Europe. This is the place where a great deal of our ancient history was written and the countless artifacts preserved to this day are a testimony of those remote times. Athens is an effervescent city by night-time. Moreover, it is inhabited by some of the most welcoming people ready to offer you a fresh local dish and a flavored glass of Ouzo at any time.

Those who come here by boat will find an excellent slip rental choice at Athens Marina in Faliro Bay.

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Athens, Greece

Tropea, Calabria, Italy

Calabria is the jewel of Italy when it comes to coastal destinations and Tropea is one of its precious stones.  This quiet and picturesque town offers an amazing view of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Tropea is the classic and welcoming Italian sea settlement. Here you can roam around historic buildings or sail and admire the surrounding high hills and spectacular cliffs.

Regarding your slip rental options, the most comfortable and easy to access choice is the Port of Tropea situated in Vibo Valentia.

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Tropea, Calabria, Italy

Novigrad, Istria, Croatia

Istria is one of those regions whose popularity is continuously increasing. Novigrad is one of the reasons you should come here. Its rich historical patrimony testifies the multiple cultures that merged in this area. Novigrad is also blessed with a breathtaking landscape and it is easy to reach by boat or ferry from different countries.

If you are looking for a boat mooring option in the area, Vrsar Marina is a recreational marina that will meet all your needs.

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Novigrad, Istria, Croatia | Photo source: zon.sunweb.nl

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is one of the must-see places in Europe and one of the most popular touristic destinations in Germany. This city’s complex architectural variety, its numerous cultural and artistic events, its diverse range of bars and clubs contribute to its unique charm. However, Hamburg is more than a busy city, it can also be the perfect natural refuge. An extraordinary view welcomes travelers on the banks of its two rivers, Alster and Bille and there are plenty other attractions offered by the shores of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

If you’ll need to book a berth on this coast, City Sporthafen Hamburg is our best recommendation.

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Hamburg, Germany

All these places are worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. If you haven’t decided where to go on your next holiday, don’t miss the chance to see one of these terrific locations.