Are you looking for a budget holiday this summer? Although it can be a tad difficult to find a holiday destination that’s easy on your pocket and alluringly attractive at the same time – it is not in fact impossible. Holidays in the Mediterranean can be surprisingly inexpensive and below is a concise overview to show you how just how affordable certain locations can be, while not compromising on the spectacular summer, the beautiful beaches, the rich culture, and the delicious cuisine.
Greece is an incredible country with an amazing varied landscape; from rugged mountains to gentle hills, to large expanses of creamy white sand with buildings clustered around the harbours, Greece is a hub for cultural enthusiasts as well as the general fun-lover. The Melissani cave (accessible by an underground boat trip), the Corfu Archaeological Museum, the shipwreck at Smuggler’s Cove and so on. Besides these sight-seeing hotspots, Greece also offers many options of snorkelling, scuba diving, rock-climbing, trekking, golfing, and cycling.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and offers tremendous budget holiday options with some stellar night life to look forward to. Paphos is the main tourist hub of the country and there are many resorts to choose from, such as Protaras that is ideal for both family trips as well as romantic holidays. Towns like Polis and Larnaca offer both outdoor activities in the form of adventure sports and rich historical insights with their old traditional buildings and crafts. Whether you prefer a cultural trip with archaeologically oriented travelling, a more casual sports-oriented one or just plain old relaxing, Cyprus has something for every tourist.
Spain attracts tourists with its brilliant climate, cultural heritage, and some unparalleled scenery. With golden yellow sand beaches, clear sparkling waters and evening and night entertainment – Spain has something for every kind of soul. Irrespective of whether you are quiet and reticent or loud and fun-loving, there is something for everyone in Spain. With the many different “Costas” to choose from – Costa Del Almeria, Costa Blanca, Costa Del Sol; a holiday in Spain can be as long and as diverse as you want it to be. Besides the usual range of sport activities like trekking, scuba diving and the like – Costa Del Almeria also offers windsurfing and mountain biking.
An incredible country at the crossroads of continents, Turkey houses the best of both the East and the West. It is bordered by four seas – Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmara, and Aegean and has been one of the centres of the civilised world for 3000 years. As well as the delights of Istanbul and the Islands, there are also many cheap Turkey holidays that offer a wide range of summer activities like adventure sports. From trekking, horse-riding and paragliding, to numerous water-sports like scuba diving and white water rafting on the beaches or inland, the coasts and islands of Turkey allows you to have the holiday you want. If you are looking for a more intellectual holiday, there are many cultural sights to visit, such as the Aya Sofya – Istanbul’s famous monument built by Emperor Justinian, the ancient Bodrum Amphitheatre that is now an open-air museum and Ephesus: One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Ben Carter makes a point of going travelling at least 4 times a year and has so far covered 46 different countries. Taking his family with him gives him an amusing insight into travel in every situation.