Summer season is the best time of the year for adventures. Lots of people and young backpackers relocate during the hot months to different places to experience something new and meet interesting new people. Do you have a wild spirit? Have you ever thought about a Working Holiday abroad?
Take a look at the cities (and country) listed below and get inspired, here you would find the hot spot to work in Europe during this summer. Come, visit, travel, meet the most amazing people, see the most beautiful places and, above all, enjoy!
The city of Lisbon is a perfect alternative for those looking for an amazing (but also relaxing) summer season. The Tagus capital offers a combination of events accompanied by amazing weather and Atlantic cuisine that is making Portugal one of the world-top destinations. In June you will find the Festas de Lisboa, the local fests of the city with an amazing cultural calendar extended over the entire month. Between the 14th and 16th of July you could attend the Super Bock Super Rock Music Festival, one of the biggest pop-rock music festivals on the continent which probably deserves the title of Best Alternative Festival in Europe. And the last week of August, you could take a look at the nearby city of Cascais and its Festas do Mar, another cultural and music festival with the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop.
Summer is the best season to stay in Dublin (apart from St. Patrick’s of course!) when you can say goodbye to the all-year-long clouds and start enjoying parks and greenery. The Beatyard Festival, the biggest in the country, takes place on the last weekend of July in the city, and the Electric Picnic is arranged for the start of September, a good way to say goodbye to your holidays. For the swimmers, the emerald city organises the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Race on mid August, one of the most impressive open-water competitions in Europe. The city will also host live concerts from Elvis Costello (16th of July) and Rufus Wainwright (20th of July) as well as The Billy Elliot Musical all through the summer in the Bord Gáis Theatre. Feel the green of summer!
Some may think that Berlin becomes deserted during the summer season (especially as Majorca converts into the temporary capital of Germany during those months), but the truth is that staying in Berlin with good weather is such an amazing experience. The swimming pools being build over the Spree River are and attraction by themselves, together with improvised chill outs on the riversides. The Malzwiese Festival (4th June) is the summer opening of the electro capital city, and its slogan of “F*ck the arts, let’s dance!” says it all. Beer lovers will also enjoy the International Berlin Beer Festival on the first weekend of August, a complete tribute to the barley drink. But for the not-so-loud ones there are options too like the Night of Museums on the 27th of August, a perfect occasion for a night walk over the city to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of ‘Museum Island’ (it’s exactly what it sounds like).
Barcelona has all you need for summer: good weather, delicious food, amazing beaches and a set-list of events during the whole season. The kick-start is the Sónar Festival on 18th-20th of June, where music and technology are spread over the mountain of Montjuic. Also, over the Olympic hill, you can find the Barcelona Open Air Film Festival during the month of July, where many movies are broadcast in a night picnic experience. Circuit Festival happens from 5th to 16th August, when ‘fiesta’, house music and people from everywhere on the planet came to Gaudi’s city to celebrate diversity. And finally at the end of summer you would find the traditional celebrations of Gràcia and Sants neighbourhoods, where decorated streets compete to prove which one is the best, in a mixture of cultural events, festivities and live music during day and night. A summer season in Barcelona would probably be the best of your life.
The Mediterranean isle of Malta is a complete paradise for those who just need a sea view to live. Apart from the funnier places like The Playmobil Factory and Popeye Village, Malta has a lot to offer in the hot season. The first two weeks you could enjoy moving pictures at the Valletta Film Festival, which literally turns the city into a cinema, and at the end of the month you should not miss the Isle of MTV Festival. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you won’t miss the Sunscape Festival in Gozo Island, where you could dance until sunrise like a Dothraki! And you should definitely take a ride to some of the Maltese Village Festas that take place in many of the island’s towns during August.
The historical city of Athens is a mixture of antiquity and modernity, local and international people, surrounded in a multicultural climate under the Mediterranean sun. The top of the tops to do in the Greek capital is the Hellenic Festival which has been putting on classical theatre since 1955 in some of the ancient venues that are preserved in the city. Can you imagine watching a performance in Dioniso’s Theatre like Plato did? For rock fans, there are several options too, one of the newest ones being the Beach House Festival (24th June) in the town of Alimos, just at the end of Athens tram line. And also, you cannot miss a summer sunset from Poseidon Temple in Cape Sounion, one of the most amazing views you will ever see.
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Apr 28, 2016 by Matt
Great cities!posted 2 years ago by Adela
eems hard to get jobs in Sweden when passed 55, but here you have an incredible asset to your company with my experience and I'm currently unemployed so I can start working for you immediately, born in May 1959 but "still going strong". I always strive to be among the best, no matter what sort of work I have. What I can't today, I have learned tomorrow. And the best of all, I can start working for you tomorrow.
Now I am looking for some new challenges outside of Sweden. I have been working with a lots of different types of work during my active life as you can see below. My biggest experience is within IT, welding and mechanic. But I can do so much more work beyond that, I have been working wit almost anything between teacher and self employed business man. Driving license A, B, C and lift fork A3 and B1.
Nice cities! I can't wait for the summer to come...posted 2 years ago by Nadege
working in lisbon this summer...a dream!
Lisbon is the perfect city to live, work, and enjoy!!posted 2 years ago by DAVID
Europe <3posted 2 years ago by Ahmed
Thank you for your post, it will be useful to me ! :)posted 2 years ago by Maeva
It's hard to find a job in Sweden at any age if you are not fluent in Swedish... I thought since I like learning languages, I would learn Swedish fast but here everybody speaks in English... You can literally live here for years and never learn Swedish if you know English.posted 2 years ago by Julia
I'd love to work in Athens... someday ( dream)posted 2 years ago by Pricila
I have worked in Barcelona, the best city!posted 2 years ago by Olena