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10 top wellness breaks in Europe for a stress-free summer

Want more than just lolling around on a sun lounger? Here are or some of Europe’s best holistic holidays

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Rustic Retreats wellness idyll near Murcia, Spain

Rustic Retreats wellness idyll near Murcia, Spain

Yoga instructor Katie O’Byrne hosts Murcia retreat

Yoga instructor Katie O’Byrne hosts Murcia retreat

Meditation practitioner Daniel McKee, WildBay Retreats

Meditation practitioner Daniel McKee, WildBay Retreats

St James’s Hotel and Club Self-Care Stay Package. Photo: Klaus Lorke

St James’s Hotel and Club Self-Care Stay Package. Photo: Klaus Lorke

The swish Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal

The swish Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal

Serenity Spa at Pine Cliffs resort in Albufeira, Portugal

Serenity Spa at Pine Cliffs resort in Albufeira, Portugal

The upscale Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece

The upscale Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece

Velvaere spa at Radisson Royal Blu

Velvaere spa at Radisson Royal Blu

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Rustic Retreats wellness idyll near Murcia, Spain

A change is as good as a rest – but there’s much to be said for the added benefits of massage, yoga, forest bathing, or trotting along a Spanish sierra while the cicadas reach their crescendo.

Holistic and experiential holidays are booming, and as the dust settles on our post-pandemic angst they are expected to be an integral part of our travel plans going forward.


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