Jill Edmans

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The 10 Most Beautiful Places in Croatia

As one of Europe's most popular beach destinations and blessed with year-round sun, Croatia's historic towns and idyllic islands have a wealth of natural attractions to offer. From rolling vineyards to sweeping coastal cliffs, here are 10 of the most beautiful places in Croatia to add to your …

Top 10 Croatian Islands

From craggy Krk in the north to luscious Mljet in the south, the Croatian Adriatic is teeming with islands, around 1200 in all. The sheer variety of island landscapes is stunning. The terrain can shift abruptly even on the same island as wind-whipped hills give way to rolling vineyards and tranquil …

Ljubljana: a small but beautiful capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia's biggest city (say lyoob- <i>lya</i>-nah – the j’s are mostly silent), also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. It’s conveniently set up for visitors too – most of the city’s top attractions are clustered in a compact pedestrianised area around a bend in …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

Travel tips: holidays in Spain, plus this week's best deals

<b>Why go?</b><br>Santiago de Compostela gets all the glory, but stray from Galicia's well-trodden pilgrim's path and you'll find a wildly beautiful coastline indented with deep estuaries, or <i>rías</i>. This is where discerning Madrileños choose to holiday and it's not hard to see why: sandy beaches backed by dunes …

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Once a seedy area of Lisbon, the riverside Cais do Sodré district has been reborn as one of the city's coolest, a hub of great clubs, bars, restaurants and original shops<p>Open any Portuguese magazine these days and there is sure to be an update on Lisbon's riverside Cais do Sodré. Its transformation …

The Alentejo is the breadbasket of Portugal, makes half its wine and is the largest producer of cork in the world. We round up the region's best restaurants, vineyards and places to stay<p>'Food is important here in Alentejo," says Gertrudes Alfacinha. "But only good food!" My host is one of the city …

Portugal has one of the best surfing scenes in Europe – and some great surf pads too, from a cottage in a former derelict village to a town-centre party house<p>An elegant 18th-century house that once belonged to a count of Cascais, the Surf House has polished wooden floors, high ceilings and huge …

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From the best stretches of sand for families in the Algarve to the beach with a starring role in a James Bond scene, readers pick their favourite spots on Portugal's dramatic Atlantic coastline<p>• <b>To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotels.com voucher, go to Guardian</b> …

Holiday guide to Murcia, Spain

The awakening of this city and its surrounding province in south-eastern Spain follows the model of Bilbao, where government money and contemporary art also played a significant role. Murcia city is now a hot spot for top curators, and a dozen new galleries, museums and art spaces have popped up. …

Holiday guide to La Coruña, Spain

It may be overstating things to call La Coruña a "shrunk-down Rio", which one website does. Brighton may be a more fitting comparison, given the dramatic weather that can hit this city, located as it is on an exposed isthmus in the far north-west of Spain. But it does have some of the best urban …

Travel tips: exploring medieval Italy, plus this week's top deals

<b>Take me there: Colli Euganei</b><p><b>Why go?</b><br>Rising up out of the plains southwest of Padua, these conical hills or <i>colli</i> were a popular retreat for the nobles and bishops of Venice, who built elaborate villas and palazzi here. The region is criss-crossed by walking and cycling trails and dotted with little …