The month of June is the ideal time for couples and families with pre-school children to experience some of the best luxury holiday destinations in Europe, including Italy and the stunning Amalfi coast as well as the firm favourite of Crete in Greece.
The temperatures in Europe in early summer are still warm and relaxing but not to the extent that visitors are searching for shade during the day. Also, as the school holidays haven't begun, many of the most popular destinations are not overly busy and provide those travelling in June with un-crowded beaches, restaurants, cafes and cultural sites making it an ideal time to travel to Europe.
In early June travellers can make restaurant reservations easily and explore the coast's rocky beaches without hoards of tourists. The coastline is also covered in wonderfully scented flowers and by June the sun has made the sea warm enough to swim in comfortably. The Amalfi Coast also plays host to the Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics during June; a historic boat race that pays honour to the Mediterranean Sea battles of the 12th century. The Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria is also celebrating 180 years this year and with its central Sorrento location provides guests with an ideal experience of one of Italy's most enchanting coastlines.
The summer has finally arrived yet the prices have yet to increase inline with school holidays and the crowds are yet to arrive en-masse. Crete in June is practically rain free and the major celebration of Navy Week occurs. June is also the ideal time of year to experience snorkelling in Crete as visibility is high and the weather perfect. Elounda in Crete is a fantastic place to visit in June and is where some of Crete's best hotels are located. The Elounda Gulf Villas and Suites provides a perfect setting for couples looking for a romantic escape.
June is often considered the best month to visit the beautiful Portuguese coastline of the Algarve, as the weather is in the mid 20s and yet the restaurants, cafes and beaches are still relatively quiet and there are numerous festivals and cultural events. One of the most luxurious hotels in Portugal is located in the Algarve; Vila Vita Parc has much to offer couples and families with pre-school children thanks to its secluded beach cove and range of facilities.
The east coast of Spain and the luxury hotels of SHA Wellness Clinic and La Manga Club both offer perfect June time destinations for those looking to indulge both their body and mind. The warm June weather and fantastic facilities at both properties provide guests with an ideal early summer experience.
Croatia in June is a wonderful place to visit due to the pleasant climate, variety of cultural events including music and dance festivals as well as sailing events. One of the most enchanting parts of Croatia is the Damatian island of Hvar which boasts one of the oldest squares in Dalmatia. The island is also the location of the luxury hotel Adriana Hvar Marina Hotel & Spa which provides guests with a stylish and sophisticated experience and dramatic views of the bay.
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