For a city break that combines sunshine, seaside views, history and culture, look no further than the Mediterranean.
This stunning region is the perfect place to take a short break and you will find there are several great cities to choose from when you begin planning your holiday.
For a historic destination that is steeped in centuries of tradition, why not consider the city of Antalya?
This Turkish city is home to a stunning marina, which has been an essential shipping port for the region for hundreds of years. If you are interested in history, this is the place for you. Antalya dates back to the first century BC and you will be able to see many ancient structures, as well as the city’s original walls, in Kaleici – its scenic old quarter.
Alternatively, Alicante in Spain is another good choice if you are keen to explore one of Europe’s oldest and most interesting cities on your Mediterranean escape. Here, you can browse through the collections in the local museums, pay a visit to the fascinating medieval fortress and – when the sun has slipped below the horizon – kick back and relax with a drink in one of Alicante’s many bars.
If you are a nature lover, you’ll also find plenty to like about Alicante – taking the cable car into the mountains behind the city will give you a beautiful view of the buildings below, as well as the sparkling coastline.
Jetsetters who love to shop until they drop might enjoy spending time in Zadar, Croatia. This exciting city showcases locally-designed fashion alongside some of the most well-known international brands – you’ll have plenty to choose from!
Once you’ve indulged in a bit of retail therapy, why not grab a refreshing ice cream cone and go exploring? Whether you choose to walk along the picturesque harbour or take to the cobblestone streets of the city itself, you are sure to have a holiday to remember.
No matter where you choose to spend your Mediterranean city break, this region’s perfect mix of sunshine, sandy breaches and rich history will ensure you have a fabulous time.