Summer is nearly here which only one thing: HOLIDAY!
But the world is a big place and you often want to go everywhere but can’t decide on one place. Then June rolls around, like now, and you still haven’t booked that summer vacay. Last minute booking isn’t at all uncommon and nowadays more people than ever book a last minute hol. Here are my recommended last minute summer destinations.
The largest Greek island, Crete is the perfect destination for those seeking sunshine, beaches and culture. Known for its varied terrain, from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains, the country has handfuls of history and culture for tourists to enjoy. The capital Heraklion is home to the Palace of Knossos, a hilltop ruin, and renowned Heraklion Archaeological Museum, housing Minoan artefacts.
Set to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, this is the perfect time to visit Brazil as South America’s largest country will be ready and waiting for millions of tourists with an array of events and festivals on offer. According to Condè Nast Traveller, Brazil is letting some tourists enter the country without a visa for up to 90 days!
Only four hours away but a whole new world awaits on the northern tip of Africa in Morocco. The country is a beautiful country with culture in abundance alongside tasty food and lots to see. Marrakech is a major economic centre and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire with alleys where thriving souks sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery.
Not typically associated with summer destinations but Sweden actually comes alive in the summer. Sweden has a tonne of beauty to be soaked up as well as many museums and palaces for some cultural beauty, plus if you grab some beachside accommodation or beside a lake you might as well be somewhere in Greece.
It seems like now is the time to visit Cuba! Cuba is known for its white-sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigars and rum. Its colourful capital, Havana, has an array of well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture within its 16th-century core, Old Havana, loomed over by the pre-revolutionary Capitolio. What’s not to love?