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Buying a holiday home: Europe's best kept secrets

Every year, hundreds of Europeans choose to enjoy the comforts of an affordable holiday home over a hotel room. From beachside to countryside and mountains to cities, there are so many options available when searching for the ideal location for buying a holiday home.


Destinations such as Spain, France, Portugal and Greece rank as top choices for family holiday homes. They offer a wealth of different climates and landscapes, as well as some of the world’s most important cities and most luxurious beach destinations. There is bound to be a home to suit your family. The popular destinations such as, Majorca, Mykonos and Paris, are wonderful, but there are some lesser known holiday hotspots that will offer you a great holiday and property at reasonable prices.


Three lesser known holiday hotspots


When buying a holiday home in Europe, consider one of these three destinations. Although they  may be lesser known, they offer you all the same luxuries at possibly a more affordable price when compared to other tourist havens in Europe.


Greece’s more affordable cousin


Albania is considered to be the more affordable alternative to buying a holiday home in Greece. Although not one of the most popular vacation destinations, Albania borders Greece and is just a short distance across the sea from Italy, so it shares the same great Mediterranean climate. The country’s stunning scenery includes both beaches and rugged mountains, and the prices of property are much lower than those of Greece and Italy. The economic upturn in the country is also having an effect on the value of property, ensuring that your investment is not going to be worthless in the near future.


Up and coming Algarve


Portugal has always been a popular destination for holidaymakers, offering world-famous cultural sites and fantastic Mediterranean climate. However, aside from popular places like Lisbon and Porto, Algarve is becoming increasingly more popular as a family holiday destination. The local economy is growing, too, making any property purchase a good investment. Algarve is famous for its 200km of beautiful sandy beaches. But, if you’re looking for more than sun, sea and sand, there’s plenty to see and do in Algarve. Golf lovers can tee off at over 30 local courses, while the kids will delight at the many child-friendly activities on offer including the many water parks. This is an ideal location for buying a holiday home perfect for the entire family.




Property for sale, Costa Blanca


According to many property experts, now is the best time in more than two decades to be buying property in Spain, that is, if you know where to look! Calpe, an old fishing town turned stunning tourist destination, with three beautiful golden beaches that sweep around the coast, modern promenade lined with cafés, bars and restaurants, large marina and fantastic outdoor activities, is the ideal location for your holiday home.

An already large influx of European residents and holidaymakers have made Calpe their home away from home, citing the affordability of holiday homes, as well as the many things to do in Calpe, as their main reasons for regular visits with the entire family.

One of the main providers of property in the region is Seanest. Regionally, if you are looking for a holiday home, they offer the very best property for sale. Costa Blanca, and in particular Calpe, is where you want to be looking and with Seanest help, you will find your ideal home.


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