10 Hot Summer Holidays For Under £500!

There’s nothing like jetting off for some summer sun; and even better when it doesn’t break the bank! Be inspired by one of our selection, here….

For a truly unspoiled destination, try the quiet and peaceful island of Thassos, in the northern Aegean sea, near the coast of southern mainland Greece. Here life is almost as authentic as it was hundreds of years ago, slow and relaxed, surrounded by rolling hillsides, lush olive groves and plentiful vineyards. There are beaches aplenty, and a main town which still has many remnants from Roman times, including an ancient amphitheatre and an acropolis.

Stay at the Kamelia, a charming seafront hotel in the village of Skala Potamias, which has lots of Greek character. It’s in a quiet location yet is close to the centre of the village (2/3 minutes’ walk) and the beach, which is a wide arc of sand. The village has a fishing harbour, and the old village sits on the hillside above the beach. Rooms are simple with pretty décor and furnishings, with the bonus of a balcony with sea or side-sea views. Gardens (with free sun beds) lead down to the sea, and there’s a small café-snack bar too. Plus there are plenty of tempting tavernas within a short walk!

HOW: Cost is £499 pp (based on two sharing) including flights (Gatwick), transfers and 7 nights’ B&B accommodation at the Kamelia Hotel, departing 10th June. Book with Sunvil Holidays, www.sunvil.co.uk, on 020 8758 4758.