The Summer ‘Coolspots’ to Visit this Season

Saturday 06th Jul 2024 |

As the summer heat intensifies, many travellers are looking to escape the scorching temperatures of popular tourist hotspots and are instead seeking out coolspots where the climate remains pleasant and comfortable. This trend, known as ‘cool climate tourism,’ has been gaining popularity as revealed by Virtuoso where 75 percent of their travel advisers have reported that travellers are choosing to travel to destinations where the weather is less extreme.

This summer, consider venturing to the following coolspots from the serene shores of Parga (27 °C) to the scenic landscapes of Istria (24°C) and the experience the vibrant culture of Warsaw (18°C).

Destination: Parga, Greece

Average temperature: 27 °C (Source)

Things to do :

Spend a day at Valtos Beach, known for its crystal-clear waters and golden sands. The beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying water sports like kayaking and paddleboarding.
Visit the historic Parga Castle, perched on a hilltop with stunning views of the town and the Ionian Sea. The castle offers a glimpse into the area’s rich history and provides an excellent spot for photography.
Take a trip to the Acheron River, a short drive from Parga. You can hike along the riverbanks, go for a refreshing swim in the cool waters, or enjoy a peaceful boat ride through the picturesque landscape.

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Where to stay: Parga Beach Resort

  • The Aura Suite, suited to both families and couples, incorporates distinct design elements with handcrafted furnishings, complete with a private pool and a terrace for ultimate privacy.
  • The resort will debut KOKONA, a charming Greek restaurant, where families can savour authentic local flavours amidst a relaxing ambiance.
  • New ‘Disconnect to Reconnect’ package encourages travellers to disconnect from their screens and includes:
  • A treatment at The Blossom Wellness Centre where couples can opt for a hammam bath, pamper themselves with the beauty services offered at , enjoying their well-deserved break.
  • Access to Phiome Kids Club, a dynamic childcare facility designed in collaboration with Worldwide Kids, offers children an immersive journey of exploration and growth and encourage them to disconnect from technology and interact with their peers.
  • Resort-based experiences from guided sunrise yoga sessions on the resort’s pavilion, to sunset picnics in the resort’s lush gardens the esteemed team are on and to cater to all guest’s wishes no matter how big or small. 

Destination: Istria, Croatia

Average temperature: 24°C (source)

Things to do:

  • Istria, the heart-shaped peninsula in northern Croatia, is a European gem brimming with history, culture and culinary excellence. Highlights include exploring ancient Roman ruins in the region’s capital, Pula, home to one of the largest and best-preserved amphitheatres in the world (dating back to 27 BC), plus landmarks such as the intricate Arch of Sergii and Temple of Augustus, dedicated to the first Roman emperor.
  • Away from the coast, visitors can join a local family on a truffle hunt and enjoy a tasting experience centred around Istria’s highly prized ingredient, or one of the oldest winemaking regions in Europe, sampling the unique local wine varieties at one of many family-run vineyards.
  • Coupled with a coastline of pristine beaches, Istria makes for an ideal summer holiday away from the crowds, with moderate temperatures perfect for exploration and relaxation 
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Where to stay: Grand Hotel Brioni Pula

Destination: Warsaw, Poland

Average temperature: 18°C (Source)

Things to do:

  • Poland’s capital, Warsaw has been voted the best among Central and Eastern European cities in this year’s edition of the acclaimed “European Cities & Regions of the Future” ranking by the Financial Times and named the “No. 1 European place to visit in 2023” by the European Best Destinations (EBD) organisation.
  • Warsaw is a city where modernity meets history, offering a perfect escape with its skyscrapers, luxury boutiques, museums, and libraries, all set within a picturesque landscape.
cool climate tourism

Where to stay: Nobu Hotel Warsaw

  • Guests place themselves at the heart of a vibrant city, with luxurious accommodations, world-class dining, and exclusive access to top attractions. Nobu Warsaw’s restaurant has been listed in the 2023 MICHELIN Guide Poland with a VIP table reservation.
  • The Exclusive Warsaw Pass ** offers a multitude of benefits:
  • Free entry to top attractions: complimentary access to the Chopin Museum, Polish Vodka Museum and Copernicus Science Centre
  • Save up to 400 PLN: significant savings on tickets to various attractions
  • Skip the line: avoid long waits with priority access at ticket offices
  • Customisable options: choose the pass option that best suits guests need, ensuring a personalised and hassle-free experience

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