Best Islands in Europe

Whether you're looking for sun-kissed, white-washed buildings and picturesque scenery or a cultural experience, these islands in Europe are guaranteed to be right up your street. We've used hundreds reviews and guides to compile this list of the best islands in Europe, from the UK down to the Greek Islands.


Located in the Canary Island, Fuerteventura is renowned as a tourist destination with little to offer in regards to classical culture. However, the stunning stretch of coastline and the laid back attitude are symbolic of the islander's attitude; rustic and tranquil, the sandy white beaches are normally quiet and benefit from gusts of warm winds from the Sahara desert, perfect for a fantasy island get away.

Isle of Skye

A large island just off Scotland, Skye isn't really the best place in terms of tropical weather, but it has some of the most demanding mountain walking in Scotland and, once these mountain treks are achieved, some of the best scenery from their peaks in Europe.


Zakynthose, also called Zante, is a Greek island with sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters across all it shores. It has rich green hillsides and quaint mountain villages, as well as being a famous producer of wine, olives and fruits. It's an ideal location for the mature traveller looking for a taste of culture.


Capri, Italy, is easily accessble by boat from the Amalfi Coast. It's a tiny island favoured historically as a holiday resort by Roman Emperors because of its rugged coastline, moutain valleys and flower gardens. Named as the 'City of Sweet Idleness' by Augustus, the island is still considered an area of timeless beauty and a seductive exclusive atmosphere. When it comes to travellers looking for a place to relax and splash some cash, Capri is one of the best islands in Europe.


Voted one of the best islands in Europe by TripAdvisor reviewers and newsletters, Santorini, a Greek island, is filled with rustic villages and black-sand beaches. The island's volcano has shaped the island's natural beauty over the last 3,500 years, now an archetypal Greek island brimming with atmosphere, natural beauty and Greek culture.

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