1. Southern Italy
Look no further than Calabria, Puglia and the island of Sicily for mouth-watering food and white sandy beaches that rival the Caribbean. Well-loved by Italians for their own summer breaks, these are the places to go for a taste of the good life without the hefty price tag. Up for a weekend away?
The city that brought us paella, Valencia is spoilt for choice when it comes to stretches of golden sand, historical centres, museums and a culinary scene to rival anywhere in the world. A stone’s throw away from the city centre, swim at Las Arenas or venture out a little further to the picture-perfect La Malvarrosa Beach for a day of pure relaxation this August.
Flights to Valencia
With four different coastlines in close proximity to the city centre, you’re spoilt for sandy choices when you visit Lisbon in August. Portugal’s capital is rich with historical landmarks, quirky hidden gems and clear waters to beat the band. Boasting a top notch climate guaranteeing plenty of sunshine, this cosmopolitan corner of the continent is a force to be reckoned with.
Discover one of the oldest and most vibrant cities in the world! Explore the Acropolis, sample a traditional Greek coffee in Plaka, browse the market stalls of Monastiraki. Athens is the perfect destination for a short break or weekend away. Filled with history, culture and hip little neighbourhoods, you’re in for a treat when you book Athens flights this August.
Flights to Athens
It may be starting to get colder at home by September, but in the Mediterranean, the island of Malta is kicking back to temperatures in the mid twenties. It’s warm enough to swim in the sea and there’s plenty of ancient and medieval sights to explore in around the cities of Valetta and Mdina – you’ll probably even recognise a few of them from Game of Thrones.
Flights to Malta
With 300 days of sunshine each year, Faro is a prime spot for a beach break this September. There’s more to see in the capital of the Algarve than the beaches – with charming cathedrals, fascinating museums and a bustling nightlife. Faro is also the perfect gateway to explore everything the Algarve has to offer.
Seville sizzles during June, July and August but if you play your cards right and plan a trip in September you’ll be able to fully appreciate the cobbled streets of the Santa Cruz quarter and the magnificent Alcázar Palace without breaking a sweat.
Flights to Seville
Fly to Rome in September and you’ll find the eternal city bathed in honey-coloured light. As it’s no later into the peak season, there’s no need to battle your way through selfie sticks at the Trevi Fountain, The Spanish Steps and the Colosseum.
Flights to Rome