Thursday, 10 February 2011 12:00 AM
If you are looking for a place to take the perfect city break, why not consider a short holiday in the Mediterranean?
This sun-kissed region is a brilliant place to spend a few days and when you take a holiday here, you’ll find the perfect blend of history, culture and seaside views.
One city that is well worth considering is Alicante in Spain. From your base in one of the fine hotels here, you will be able to take in one of the oldest urban centres in Europe. Whether you are keen to explore museums, medieval fortresses or the stunning combination of mountains and sandy coastline, you are sure to have a relaxing time in this Spanish destination.
Alternatively, Tangier in Morocco is an off-the-beaten-path destination that could be well worth a visit. Its unique blend of Mediterranean and Arabic culture makes it a fascinating place to spend a few days.
Barter for ceramics in the local market, get a firsthand look at the city’s historic architecture or relax and unwind in the north African sun – the choice is yours!
Another option for you to consider is Zadar, Croatia – particularly if you plan to go shopping. Here, you’ll find shops stocking locally-designed garments nestled among elegant boutiques offering the best items from international designers.
Away from the shops, you will find this trendy destination is great for exploring – take a stroll around the harbour or grab an ice cream cone and walk along the city’s cobblestone streets for a truly relaxing experience.
For a taste of the Mediterranean’s rich history, there is no better place to visit than Antalya. This Turkish city dates back to the first century BC and you’ll be able to see centuries-old structures and ancient city walls here. The city boasts a spectacular marina, which has been an important shipping port for hundreds of years.
No matter where you choose to travel in the Mediterranean, you are sure to find the perfect mix of sunshine, culture and fresh sea air on your relaxing city break.