Avoiding packed beaches is no mean feat. Half of Europe is instantly wiped out as they offer all-inclusive deals with complimentary kids club - no thanks. Instead, head to Himara aka the Albanian Riviera. The local wine costs as little as 3€ and the buzzy fishing town is bursting with fresh seafood shacks and boho beach bars. Walk off the irresistible buttery baklavas you are offered with each coffee in search of Gijiri I Akuarium beach. Just a handful of candy-striped sun loungers dot the almost always deserted blonde sands, so get down early. Nearby beachfront accommodation, Scala Bungalows, will allow you to easily slink from sea to siesta.