Sail away this summer with an Island holiday
For a truly relaxing trip this summer, there are plenty of cheap holiday deals to have you stretching out on a tropical island in no time.
For summer sun, Rhodes holidays are difficult to beat. Rhodes has the best sunshine record of any island in the Mediterranean, so packing floppy hats and suntan lotion is a must. By the coast, however, the temperatures come down and strong winds blow in off the ocean, which provides great conditions for one of the most popular activities for holidaymakers here: windsurfing. Kite surfing is also a favourite with young people on the island and, even if it doesn’t appeal personally, the sight of brightly coloured kites and windshields blowing across the clear blue sea is still quite an image.
Crete holidays combine sun with a slightly more bustling environment. This is an island that's naturally geared towards the tourism trade, home as it is to a rich history and many cultural attractions that draw the crowds in both in and out of season. One popular way to really see the island is from the water. Visitors will enjoy taking a boat trip out and relaxing with either a full day cruise or a half day excursion. A picnic hamper and a bottle of wine stored beneath the seats makes for a luxurious day circling the island.
Keen hitchhikers tend to be drawn to holidays in Cyprus, where coastal walks and hilly climbs provide stunning vistas for those with sturdy shoes and stout hearts. Marked trails make striking out easy and, for newbies and seasoned walkers alike, it’s a lovely way to get out and about on the island. The nightlife, of course, can help with that too, and Cyprus has a collection of lively bars for dancing and drinking beneath the stars. This is a colourful place, where a day is as likely to be spent on a mountain as on a beach, and where the night-time is always filled with fun and a sense of shared goodwill.
There are a number of good value holiday destinations to jet off to this season that will provide a relaxing escape for the whole family. A spell of rain back home is easier to stand with holiday memories made in the Mediterranean.