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first_img RelatedBargains of the week: Faro | Malta | AlicanteBargains of the week: Faro | Malta | Alicante6 flights to the sun for less than £75Half-term? Easter? Six ideas for cheap escapes to the sun to Malta, Majorca and more, all with return flights for less than £75.Discover Malta: A video tourThinking about booking a holiday to Malta but not sure what to expect? Watch this short video guide to this beautiful Mediterranean island, and discover things to do, beaches to visit, plus get a feel for Maltese food, nightlife and café culture. Britain in the sunshine is a wonderful place. Yet the British summer is a capricious, somewhat mischievous beast. It teases you out of the house with golden sun in the morning, but as soon as you arrive at the beach it will happily spray you down with drizzle all afternoon. The naughty minx.For more reliable sunshine, the Mediterranean is a far better bet – and thankfully there are plenty of ways to get there on a shoestring budget. Here’s our guide to grabbing some cheap summer sun, from Nice in the west to Dubrovnik in the east. And if you’re feeling more adventurous, the souks of Marrakech are ripe for exploration.1. Luqa, Malta from £63*Check pricesMalta gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and is one of the smallest countries in the European Union, with a total population of just under half a million people. But despite its small size, it’s packed full of ancient monuments, including the 5,000-year-old Hagar Qim temple complex. In fact, the temples of Malta are some of the oldest religious sites on Earth. But more importantly, the average rainfall in July is a big fat zero, and the average temperature is a welcome 27 degrees C. History schmistory, I’m hitting the beach, l8ers.Read more: Europe’s 10 smallest countries: where small is beautiful2. Menorca, Spain from £74Check pricesMenorca (aka Minorca) claims to have more beaches than both Mallorca and Ibiza put together, but here at Skyscanner we’re not impressed by such idle boasting. What we are impressed by, however, is the fact that Menorca was the birthplace of mayonnaise. Apparently after the Duke de Richelieu defeated the British at Port Mahon in 1756, his chef created ‘Mahonnaise’ in honour of the win and served it up at the victory feast. Just a year later, the Duke invaded Port Salad Cream a bit further along the coast, and history repeated itself.Read more: The 17 most beautiful places in the Balearic Islands3. Palma, Mallorca, Spain from £79Check pricesThe island of Mallorca boasts some utterly stunning beaches, from the snorkelling hotspot Cala Llombards in the south to the tiny Cala Deià in the north, a hidden gem surrounded by steep cliffs. But if you’re intent on shredding what remains of your dignity into tiny pieces, you can always head to the nightclub BCM in Magaluf, which claims to have the biggest foam machine in Europe. A prospect with an appeal that varies in direct correlation with the amount of neon-coloured alcohol you’ve recently consumed.4. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia from £83Check pricesBeach lovers, look away: Macedonia is landlocked, so you’ll have to take your thongs and budgie smugglers elsewhere. But what the country does offer is stunning natural beauty – despite its tiny size, it has 34 mountain peaks of over 2,000 metres, along with three national parks and 33 natural reserves. It’s packed with ancient monuments too, including an astronomical observatory dating from 3,800 BC. Why on earth would you want to go drunkenly cavorting in foam when you could be touring a megalithic observatory?Read more: 8 great places to visit in the Balkans5. Nice, France from £90Check pricesStop thinking of possible answers to that previous question, and turn your attentions to a much nicer topic. You’re unlikely to find foam parties in Nice – it tends to attract deck shoes and cocktail types rather than the Jägermeister and mankini set. The city boasts a clutch of world-class art museums, including the Matisse Museum, as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant or two – try L’Ane Rouge by the harbour. No shirt, no service.Read more: Top 8 things to do in Nice6. Marrakech, Morocco from £103Check pricesIf you prefer your summer sun with a splash of adventure rather than a splash of chilled sancerre to complement the seared monkfish, Marrakech has got you covered. Just walking around this wonderfully chaotic city constitutes an adventure holiday of its own, as you clatter bewildered through the labyrinthine souk, dodging scooters and snake charmers as you go. Don’t forget to head to the hamam for a thoroughly relaxing scrub down after your frazzled exploration.Read more: Top 9 things to do in Marrakech7. Dubrovnik, Croatia from £108Check pricesThis beautiful city boasts a clutch of fantastic beaches in addition to a plethora of medieval buildings. In fact, you may have seen the city’s medieval walls already – they appear on TV’s Game of Thrones as the fictional city of King’s Landing from season two onwards. Although confusingly, in the first season the King’s Landing scenes were shot in Malta. Why the switch, Game of Thrones, just exactly what happened over there in Malta? Or do you not want to talk about it?Read more: Top 11 things to do in Dubrovnik8. Naples, Italy from £111Check pricesNaples is famous for being the birthplace of the margerita pizza, with the tomato, mozzarella and basil apparently representing the colours of the Italian flag. It’s also famous for being the shadow of a ruddy great big volcano, which buried the residents of nearby Pompeii in scalding ash 2000 years ago, and incidentally gave rise to one of region’s most popular tourist attractions.Read more: Top 10 things to do in NaplesGet more tips on how to grab a bargain flight:Find cheap flights with the Skyscanner Best Time to Book toolGet the best air fares with Skyscanner Price AlertsThe Skyscanner guide to finding a late deal20 money saving travel tips and secrets*Flight prices correct at time of publication and for return journeys from the UK in June, July and August.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img

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