October 13, 2022

Retire in Europe | The Ultimate Guide

Are you about to live your dream of retiring in Europe?

Retirement is not what it used to be!

Today’s retirees are younger, active, and sometimes still working – on a pet project or life-long dream. For them, retirement isn’t about an ending. It is about change.

With our Ultimate Guide to Retiring in Europe, you can start dreaming about where you would like to retire. And when you are done dreaming and ready to start planning, we can help with that too.

The best places to retire in Europe

Retirement is not a one-size-fits-all equation. If your first question is where you want to be, the right answer depends on what you want your retirement to look like.

Do you want natural beauty? A vibrant cultural life? Easy access to health care or transit? Great golf courses or other outdoor activities?

For residents of the UK and EU, some of the world’s best retirement locations in Europe are right at your doorstep. Far enough away to feel like an adventure, close enough to visit family and friends back home.

Many European retirement destinations check multiple boxes:

Can you guess our winners for the best place to retire in Europe?

It wasn't easy, but we selected a top choice in each category... and a few additional honourable mentions. Click on the images to see our winners... and start dreaming!

Where is the best place in Europe to retire on an island?

Hint...This gorgeous island is not Capri but it is in the same country


Hint...This tiny village has spectacular beaches

Where is the best place to retire if you love to play golf?

Hint...This popular area is home to more than 70 golf courses

What is the best European city for retirees?

Hint...This French city might be more affordable than you think

Where should you retire for an active lifestyle?

Hint...This lovely area is nestled between a pristine lake and endless mountains 


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