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Top getaways this Easter for Irish tourists

Top getaways this Easter for Irish tourists

Spring might be on the way, but most of us by now will be craving a break from grey winter skies. Many people will take the Easter holiday as an opportunity to book a trip to the sun. Although you might need to go further afield for true summer weather, there are plenty of options closer to home that offer a warmer climate and a promise of sunshine, even at this time of year.

Here are our top destinations in Europe for Irish tourists looking for an Easter getaway:

1. Crete

The Greek Island of Crete enjoys one of the mildest springs in the Mediterranean. Head to the south of the island for the best weather, with sunshine all day and pleasant temperatures of above 20 degrees. Those after a more active trip can explore the historical Minoan ruins and Venetian castles around the island. Although not nearly as crowded as during the summer, Crete is a popular destination during the spring as well so be sure to book early for the best deals.

2. Sicily

For foodies and history fans, Sicily is a paradise of scenic towns, ancient ruins and top restaurants. It also has some of Italy’s best springtime weather, with highs of around 16 degrees and sunshine most days. The Easter holiday weekend can be very busy – especially in Palermo or the hillside resort of Taormina – so make sure to book well in advance, or go off the beaten track over the busiest days.

3. Malta

Spring is a great time to visit this picturesque island, famed for its natural beauty and impressive architecture. Temperatures reach 20 degrees around Easter time, with sun guaranteed most days. Make the most of the beautiful weather exploring the medieval city of Mdina, and strolling along the scenic waterfront. It’s also well worth a trip to the neighbouring Gozo, a quieter island which attracts tourists with its magnificent cliff fronts and beaches.

4. Provence

Not quite the peak time of year to go for the weather, but Provence still has plenty to offer during the spring. Expect milder weather on the coast, although even in the hills you can find sunshine most of the day. You can explore the cultural towns of Aix, Avignon and Arles, and venture to the mountain villages of the Luberon. With fewer tourists than during the summer, expect good deals on accommodation and a more tranquil atmosphere.

5. The Canaries

There’s a reason the Canary Islands remain a popular favourite with Irish tourists. Perhaps the place with the best spring time weather in Europe, if you’re after guaranteed sunshine and a trip to the beach, you can’t go wrong with the Canaries. La Gomerra and El Hielo are two options that are less developed than the bigger islands like Lanzarote, offering more local character and fewer tourists. Always a popular choice of destination around Easter, expect crowded hotels and higher prices over the bank holidays.

Wherever you decide to go for your Easter getaway, we hope the journey is hassle free. If you are unlucky enough to have a delayed or cancelled flight, don’t forget that here at Flights Compensation we can get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us to see how we could help you with your claim.


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