With the temperatures dropping, the frost settling and the inevitable fall of festive snow, the winter is one of the most beautiful times of the year. But wouldn’t you rather be sitting on a sun glazed beach in your swimsuit than wrapped in layers trying to keep yourself warm?
For some, the winter break signals an escape from the cold mornings and chilling frost as they pack their bags and head abroad for some winter sun. If you prefer your deckchair to decking the halls, then a winter break may be just want you are looking for.
Escape The Cold This Winter and Soak up the Sun
You don’t have to fly thousands of miles either, with Europe home to host of sunny hotspots. Why not consider flying privately to avoid the Christmas crowds and congestion inevitable around this time of tear. Start your holiday off in style.
But where to go? With so much choice, culture and a number of coastlines to consider, it can be difficult to find the perfect destination. We’ve teamed up with Charter-a Ltd, the UK’s leading private jet and helicopter charterer, highlighting 5 places you can soak up the sun this winter.
Top 5 Places To Visit in the Winter Sun
#1 – Egypt in the Winter Sun
With one of the longest histories of the modern world, Egypt is much more than a sun-soaked paradise. Such sights as the temples of ancient pharaohs, its famous pyramids and archaeological significance will open your eyes and gauge your senses. With temperatures of around 20oC, you can relax and explore at your leisure.
#2 – Turkey
A summer choice for many holidaymakers, why not go against the grain and explore what Turkey has to offer around this time of year. A blazing sun and fiery cuisine offer the perfect getaway for this time of year.
Associated with the glitz and glamour, the south of France is often the choice of millionaires as they look to escape the ‘stresses’ of life. With a host of cities and villages for you to explore, you can soak up the southern climate in more ways than you think. Or alternatively, head to the beach!
#4 – Italy
The cornerstone of style, the foundation of civilisation, the bedrock of a modern world, yes Italy has done it all. As one of the most culturally significant places in the world, you won’t be short of things to do. From the tops of the Alps to the simmer of Southern Italy, all that’s left to do is pick the perfect holiday for you.
#5 – Greece
Like many of the other countries in this list, Greece is a country of ancient significance. The birthplace of philosophy and democracy, the Olympic Games and scientific understanding, Greece also home to one of the longest coastlines in the world. So plenty of beach to explore!
So why stay in the cold this winter when you can pack the sun cream and take Christmas abroad this winter? Travel and celebrate the festivities in style.
Travel blogger Phil Warrington pens 5 top winter destinations to soak up the winter sun this festive season in partnership with Charter-a Ltd.