With travel restrictions coming in for a lot of countries popular with tourists, travelling in the near future looks impossible, but the fact is, there are still many fantastic destinations to grab some last minute summer sun at great prices. Whether its looking for a place to take the family or somewhere to go with friends before university kicks off again, there are still accessible places for everyone. Lets start things off with…
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With white beaches, temperatures that can reach 40°C+ and some great coastal cities for everyone, Cyprus is a great island for everyone. Through ixploring.com, flights can still be purchased the beginning of September from £52.00 PP from London Luton Airport to Larnaca Airport through Wizz Air and EasyJet, and stop at the nearby resorts of Ayia Napa or Protaras. (If you are going with friends, we definitely recommend Ayia Napa for the nightlife!). Check out some hotels at great prices in Ayia Napa below;
Just remember… anyone 12 and over currently requires to be tested no longer than 3 days before travel.. so when you book up, get your test and keep distancing to make sure you can go!
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Just up the Med from Cyprus is the Greek isle of Crete. Fly into Heraklion Airport from £70 RTN PP at the beginning of September from London through ixploring.com (Use the flight widget on the home page). Only 4 hours in flight time and an island full of sandy beaches, fantastic hotels and ancient Greek ruins. The island is family friendly and welcomes over 4 million tourists each year, and for that last gasp holiday holiday with friends, great nightlife can be found just down the road in Malia (You may know this place from the Inbetweeners!). Just REMEMBER, fill out your Passenger Locator Form AT LEAST 24 hours before getting to the airport, otherwise the holiday starts and ends in London! Check out some great priced hotels through us below;
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This makes three out of three so far for countries on the Mediterranean, but with its great summer climate and crystal blue water, you don’t need to ask why. Our next choice for a last minute getaway is Palermo, Sicily. A fantastic place for families, with beaches such as Mondello beach and plenty of options for water sports, its easy to spend days relaxing, soaking up the sun and at night, enjoying authentic Italian food and culture or for the party goers, Palermo, Sicily’s capital has a buzzing nightlife. Just remember to fill out the necessary forms before travel. Grab flights through ixploring.com from £88 RTN PP from London to Palermo for the beginning of September and check out hotel choices below;
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Next takes us to the east of the Mediterranean to Antalya, Turkey, a place that has been a reasonably priced, popular family destination for years. With fantastic summer temperatures, white beaches, great food and beautiful hotels, Antalya is definitely a winning choice for families and holiday makers looking for a more relaxing and family orientated holiday. Travellers to turkey are subject to tests upon arrival but that is all that is required. Flights can be purchased from £140 Rtn PP from London to Antalya through ixploring.com for the beginning of September which isn’t as competitive as other places on the list, however, it is definitely worth it when you arrive. Check out some great hotel choices below;
Fancy an all inclusive trip instead? Check out offers from TUI HERE.
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Our fifth and final place on the list takes us to Gibraltar, British territory in mainland Spain that does not face the same restrictions for travelling as Spain.. all that is needed is a form that the airlines will provide during flight. With a climate that mirrors south Spain and great food, beaches, water sports and night life, Gibraltar is a popular place to visit year in year out and is a suitable destination for families, couples and friends looking for the beach in the day and the bars at night! As well as all this, you can catch a cable car up Gibraltar rock and explore the caves below to give your travels a bit of adventure. Just beware of the monkeys! Check out some deals for hotels below;
If you are looking for some last minute sun, we hope this post has given you inspiration and the drive to get booking! Sign up to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date with everything ixploring.com offers… and if you need advice, tips or just want to start booking that next adventure, either get in touch or start your journey with ixploring.com today!
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