Discover Europe's hottest seaside destinations with Flix


+ During the summer season, Flix offers a selection of over 140 seaside destinations. 

+ Lisbon, Izmir, Naples, Marseilles, and Barcelona are the top five European seaside destinations for the summer season. 

+ Flix’s night bus connections help travelers save on accommodation.  

Munich, 08/08/2023 – Have you packed your bags? Summer is not over yet! Flix, the global provider of sustainable and affordable travel, is ready to take beachgoers to the most popular seaside destinations and make this summer one to remember! With Flix, travelers can embrace the summer sun and surf with ease and eco-consciousness as they embark on a journey to their favorite coastal getaways.  

During the summer season, Flix boasts a selection of over 140 seaside destinations for travelers to discover. From secluded coves to vibrant beachside towns, Flix's seaside destinations offer a diverse selection to cater to every traveler's taste. 

As mid-summer approaches its grand finale, Flix has curated a list of Europe's five hottest seaside destinations, guaranteed to infuse the summer with unforgettable memories.  


The top five seaside destinations in 2023*

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1. Lisbon, Portugal

Situated along the Atlantic coast with its sandy shores and plentiful sunshine, Lisbon takes the number one spot as the most popular seaside destination this summer. Lisbon's vibrant beach culture offers abundant opportunities for watersports, picturesque coastal walks, and basking in the warm. Being Europe's nearest capital to pristine beaches, Lisbon has seen a surge in popularity as a Flix destination, with the number of passengers increasing by an astounding 60% more this year as Portugal is increasingly on top of travelers’ lists. This growth is not only thanks to Lisbon's unparalleled coastal beauty but also because of its fascinating history, charming architecture and unique cuisine. Visitors can explore ancient landmarks, such as the iconic Belem Tower and Sintra Castle, then catch their breath over coffee and delicious Pastéis de nata. Lisbon is directly reachable from 100 cities by Flix, making it a convenient and sought-after destination for travelers.

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2. Izmir, Türkiye

Last year’s favorite and this year’s runner-up, Izmir is a fantastic seaside destination with a stunning Aegean coastline, an inviting climate, and a rich historical and cultural heritage. Izmir is near tens of hundreds of turquoise beaches and coastal towns such as the renowned Cesme and Foca. Visitors can indulge in delicious Turkish cuisine at the numerous restaurants and cafes scattered throughout. Additionally, wine enthusiasts can explore the region's vineyards and savor authentic wines, adding a delightful touch to their experience in Izmir. Guess what? Travelers can also hop on a ferry from Izmir to Greek islands, opening up further opportunities for exploration and cultural immersion. With Flix connecting Izmir to 215 cities, the city has become a trendy and convenient summer destination, drawing travelers from far and wide.

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3. Naples, Italy

Preserving its top three spot from last year on our list, Naples is a great seaside destination with its stunning coastline along the Bay of Naples, esteemed Italian cuisine, laid-back atmosphere, and easy access to the picturesque Amalfi Coast. As the birthplace of mouthwatering pizza, Naples tantalizes taste buds along with inviting travelers on an island-hopping adventure to nearby Capri, Ischia, and Procida, creating an unforgettable journey of culinary and coastal delights. On top of these islands, towns such as Positano and Amalfi also offer beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and unique landscapes. The all-year-round sun-kissed Naples can expect travelers from 188 cities, making it a dream destination directly accessible through the convenience of Flix. 


4. Marseille, France

Next up, Marseille stands as the fourth most visited seaside destination. Straddling the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is France’s vibrant gateway to coastal wonders and cultural treasures. The Old Port area buzzes with life, where visitors can feast on appetizing seafood dishes in charming waterfront restaurants or hop on boat tours to explore the nearby islands. The city's maritime heritage is vividly showcased in attractions like the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. Filled with calanques, Marseille gives travelers opportunities for hiking, sunbathing, and swimming in azure waters. The dazzling gem towns of the Cote d'Azur, including Nice, Saint Tropez, Cannes, and Monaco are just a few hours away, promising allure within easy reach. The sun-drenched French city enjoys direct connectivity with 118 cities by Flix.


5. Barcelona, Spain

Bon dia! There would not be a seaside destination list without Barcelona, right? With its city center established by the sea, Barcelona’s heart beats to the Mediterranean waves. Barça is a jack-of-all-trades; rich cultural heritage, architectural marvels like Gaudí's Sagrada Família and Park Güell, a diverse culinary scene, and sizzling nightlife round it off as the perfect getaway. Travelers should not miss out on delicious seafood dishes and traditional tapas. To complete the experience, sipping on refreshing sangria by the sea would add a delightful touch to the city’s charm. Flix connects the sandy city directly to 86 cities, giving travelers a chance to get a touch of the Mediterranean's stunning beaches, the rich history of ancient civilizations, and the vibrant energy of bustling urban centers.

*according to internal data

Pro Tip: Save on Accommodation, Embrace the Night!

Good news for travelers looking for an affordable adventure without compromising comfort. With Flix’s night bus offerings, travelers catch a night bus and let the stars light up their journey to the coastal paradise. Not only will this help them save on accommodation, but they will also wake up to stunning seaside views.

As the sun shines brighter and the wish for a refreshing getaway deepens, Flix warmly welcomes all kinds of travelers to hop aboard and discover the seaside wonders that await. Book your next adventure on our website now.