Top 5 destinations for Solos Travellers

What makes a good destination for the single traveller? Ideally it is a city, region or country that offers a mix of impressive landscapes, intriguing history, satisfying cuisine and chance to dip into a culture different from your own. Somewhere that offers a variety of holiday types that a single person enjoys as much as a couple or family, and which are ideal for groups.

The following 5 destinations offer a chance to do this, with literally ‘something for everyone’ and where single travellers are always welcome with no supplements and often with a discount in bars and restaurants.

Croatia

CroatiaWith nearly 1,800kms of coastline, Croatia offers a paradise for any beach lover, however, Croatia is much more than just a coastline. Ranging from Istria, sometimes called the “new Tuscany”, a heart-shaped peninsula in the north of the country, where beautiful green rolling hills, lush plains, and sweeping valleys await any keen rambler, to the energetic culture clash that is Zagreb a city that pulses with life but still retains a special hint of the old world. Dubrovnik, once labelled as ‘the pearl of the Adriatic’, has an impressive curtain of walls surrounding the city with its marble streets and baroque buildings. The beautiful churches, museums and monasteries add their own flavour and elegance to the city.

Italy

Porto Fino, ItalyWith 44 magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites Italy is home to more than any other country on Earth. With numerous sites such as Rome, Venice and Verona playing host to tourists, travellers and visitors for many centuries and for very good reason, Italy is the spiritual home for many fashions, foods, wines and sports. A truly ‘must see’ corner of Italy is the mesmerizing beautiful region of Tuscany home to Montecatini, Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa.

Besides the many historical and cultural centres that Italy has to offer, it is also ideal for those looking for more adventurous activities. From the Dolomites to the Alps, Italy during the winter is a skier’s paradise, offering slopes that are fantastic for all levels of skiers, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned professionals. In the summer, these mountains, slopes and hillsides become perfect rambling terrain, offering an opportunity to see the amazing panoramas from a new and rewarding perspective and the heart of the Dolomite Mountains is the perfect location for fun activity weeks.

Kenya

Kenya safariKenya, one of the many jewels in Africa’s crown, has variety beyond belief. Pristine beaches stretch from Mombasa, while there are abundant National Parks and conservation areas throughout the country, each offering a little something different from the next.

Without a doubt one of the biggest attractions to this stunning country is that of the great wildebeest migration, where upwards of one million large mammals gather to follow the rains through Kenya’s Masai Mara and into Tanzania’s Serengeti. However, Kenya is more than this one spectacle; Amboseli for instance, offers one of the best places in Africa to view free-ranging elephants, all with the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world. With this plethora of wildlife viewing and great climate, Kenya welcomes us to its beautiful and exotic surrounds.

Morocco

Atlas Mountains, MoroccoWelcoming us to its border, Morocco is unmistakably the beginning of the African frontier, leaving from Europe one can see one of the most pronounced changes in such a short distance. Morocco offers the full vibrancy of traditional North African and Islamic cultures, with colourful, bright and busy markets sprinkling the towns and cities across the length and breadth of the country. An eclectic mix of colour, culture, delicious cuisine and vibrant souks, popular Marrakech is a wonderful place to spend a festive short break or long spring weekend.

From Casablanca to Tangier, Morocco has a real sense of romance, adventure and the exotic, such as camel rides and nights in the desert, as well as eating traditional cuisine under a blanket of stars. The Atlas Mountains offer stunning scenery, delightful hidden valleys and traditional Berber villages. Unwind in this intoxicating country where the modern blends seamlessly with the traditional, providing the flexibility for us to immerse ourselves as we explore the wonders Morocco has to offer.

Turkey

Oludeniz, TurkeyTurkey is a land of great Empires and great triumphs. From Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque to Olu Deniz with its beautiful azure bay, Turkey is able to offer the best of both worlds; utter relaxation to engrossing historical tours.

The thousands of miles of coastline Turkey has to offer give some of the most diverse vistas and panoramas, including mighty cliff faces and pristine sandy beaches. In this fantastic country, we have the opportunity to experience not only the cities and coastlines, but also the magnificent golf courses and walking trails. The Mugla region of south-west Turkey offers the perfect terrain to enjoy a variety of activities.

Silver Travel Advisor recommends Just You for single travellers.

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