The continent of Europe is located in the Northern Hemisphere. East of Europe is Asia, and the border between the two continents roughly runs through the Nova Zembla archipelago north of the Asian mainland, the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus, the Black Sea, the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara to the Dardanelles. The Dardanelles, also known as Hellespont, is a strait in northwestern Turkey, and is part of the connection between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, separating the European from the Asian part of Turkey.

At the northernmost point, where the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean meet, the boundary in the west is the Atlantic Ocean, and in the east, the border with Asia is mainly formed by the Ural Mountains. South of Europe is the continent of Africa, which is separated from the European mainland by the Strait of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea.

After Oceania (approx. 8,468,300 km2), Europe is the smallest continent on earth with approx. 10,180,000 km2. Russia is the largest country in Europe, Vatican City is the smallest country. Europe is approximately 4000 km long from north to south, and the continent stretches 5500 km from east to west. The most northerly point in Europe is Cape Fligely on Rudolf Island, a volcanic island of Frans Jozef, a group of islands northeast of Spitsbergen; the southernmost point is Punta de Tarifa in Spain, the westernmost point is Cabo da Roca in Portugal. The most eastern point of Europe is an unnamed mountain peak northeast of the Gora Anoraga mountain peak in the European part of Russia.

The destination pages contain extensive chapters on the plants and animals of Europe. Europe is the most densely populated continent, man causes a less diverse flora and fauna. Despite this fact, there are still many beautiful and special plants and animals to be seen in Europe. There are still wolves, bears, martens and lynxes. But these animal species are endangered and their habitat is getting smaller. Reforestation of the continent is a focus of the European Union.

Below are the links to all destinations so far included in Europe:

Europe

BELGIUM  Cork  Puerto de Alcudia
  Antwerp  Dublin  Sa Coma
  BrugesITALY  Santa Ponsa
  Brussels  BolognaTURKEY
  Ghent  Florence  Akyarlar
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA  Milan  Alanya
  Sarajevo  Naples  Ankara
CROATIA  Rome  Antalya
  Dubrovnik  Trieste  Beldibi
  Porec  Venice  Belek
  Pula  Verona  Bodrum
  SplitNETHERLANDS  Colakli
  Zadar  Amsterdam  Fethiye
  Zagreb  Eindhoven  Gumbet
FRANCE  Maastricht  Içmeler
  Aix-en-Provence  Rotterdam  Istanbul
  Amiens  The Hague  Kemer
  AvignonSPAIN  Konakli
  Bordeaux  Barcelona  Kumkoy
  Dijon  Benidorm  Kusadasi
  Grenoble  Bilbao  Lara
  Le Havre  Blanes  Marmaris
  Lille  Madrid  Side
  Lyon  NerjaUNITED KINGDOM
  Nice  Salou• ENGLAND
  Paris  Torremolinos  Birmingham
GERMANY  Valencia  Liverpool
  Berlin• MALLORCA  London
  Cologne  Ca'n Pastilla  Manchester
  Dortmund  Ca'n Picafort• NORTHERN IRELAND
  Frankfurt  Cala d’Or  Belfast
  Hamburg  Cala Millor• SCOTLAND
  Heidelberg  El Arenal  Edinburgh
• BAVARIA  Magaluf  Glasgow
  Munich  Palma de Mallorca• WALES
GREECE  Palma Nova  Cardiff
  Athens  Playa de Muro
IRELAND  Playa de Palma