While many people like to use their summer holiday to kick back and relax, laying by the pool or lazing on the beach is not everyone’s idea of a great time. Which are the best destinations for holidaymakers who are looking to explore and get around their resort this summer?
Despite the well documented economic problems facing Greece at the moment, there is no question that tourism in the country is still as hot as it has ever been. Whether the mainland itself or one of the many surrounding islands, Greece tourism agencies are able to provide some excellent days out and exposure to some interesting and historical landmarks.
For those who enjoy exploring Europe’s capitals, the opportunity for a look around Athens is one not to be missed. Away from the mainland, there is a wide variety across all of the Greek islands. Whether your tourism experience of Greece takes you to a Corfu or a Zante, more renowned for partying, or a historical backwater such as Sifnos, with beautiful unspoiled beaches and friendly village communities, you cannot fail to be impressed by Greece. In addition, the historical islands of Kos and Rhodes are both popular destinations, while Greece tourism agencies often run day trips to the Turkish mainland from these islands.
A trip to Turkey would not be complete without truly experiencing what makes this place so special. Often feted for being the place where “east meets west,” a few days exploring the country will leave you in no doubt. Whether taking a boat trip out to the turtle beach of Dalyan, haggling with the locals in the busy bazaar or exploring historical towns and landmarks, a trip to Turkey will leave you feeling enriched and of having had a truly memorable holiday experience.
Although not renowned for anything in particular, Malta is one of the Mediterranean islands with the richer sense of history. Eager tourists can easily explore the historical port around the capital, Valletta, as well as taking up the chance to experience the very best of what the island has to offer in other areas. Although relatively remote, Malta offers one of the best tourist experiences in the whole of the Mediterranean, and is a refreshing change up from the traditionally tourist dominated islands of the Balearics, such as Ibiza.
By truly exploring the Mediterranean and avoiding some of the more notorious resorts, you will find the best and most enriching tourist experiences on offer throughout the area.