Do You Live Near Stansted Airport? Get Ready For Exciting New Flight Options
Here at Simply Holiday Deals, we love letting you know about new options to make travel easier! If you live near Stansted Airport, get set to welcome Jet2’s 9th base and flights to 21 of Europe’s top holiday destinations, in time for summer 2017!
The company prides itself on being the ‘friendliest airline in the world’ and offers a 22kg baggage allowance, zero credit card fees and allocated seats. As an added bonus, flights will operate from new Boeing 737s. Destinations include Alicante, Crete, Dubrovnik, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Larnaca, Mallorca, Malaga, Paphos, Pula, Reus, Rhodes, Tenerife and more.
Let’s take a look at some of our favourites, so you can get to booking your sun-filled holiday!
If you love the ocean and mythology, Zante (Zakynthos) might just become your favourite island destination. Explore the ancient site of Olympia, circle the coast on turquoise seas to visit the Blue Grotto and discover famous Smuggler’s Cove. Go turtle spotting on a snorkel or dive trip to Marathonisi Island, peppered with sea caves and marine life. You can stay in a luxurious resort in Laganas for bars and nightclubs after a day at the beach, or head to the villages for a taste of rustic Greece.
Though it’s often overlooked in favour of Barcelona, culture-vultures have long enjoyed the magical history of Girona. The setting, in itself, resembles a movie set, with a hilltop castle, towering cathedral and the romantic Onya River. The Old Quarter is a labyrinth of cobblestone streets, playing host to the modern delights of boutiques, trendy cafes and art galleries. Transport is easy, as walking is the best way to check out the sights and soak in the atmosphere. Choose a boutique hotel in the old town or a budget-friendly option on the west bank of the river.
A holiday to Madeira means you don’t have to pick between the beach, the mountains, the countryside and the city – you can have it all. Volcanic peaks, lush valleys and hiking paths attract thrill seekers for paragliding, mountain biking and canyoning. Base yourself in Funchal for a great range of accommodation appealing to all budgets, where you can taste the local wine and seafood, while hanging out with the locals.
Fine-sand beaches, ancient Greek ruins, verdant valleys and rustic taverns means there’s something for everyone, on the island of Kos. Visit the volcanic island of Nisyros, go on a cycling adventure for jaw-dropping views, float in emerald waters and get your blood pumping with an array of water sports. With rich, volcanic soil, a trip to the vineyards is a must, to taste the local wine and quaint villages offer traditional cuisine to further tantalise your taste buds. Can’t wait to dance the night away? Bar Street, in Kos Town, is where the music’s at.
When it’s time to wind down and forget about the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Menorca beckons, with beaches that postcards simply don’t do justice to. No one’s in a rush on this paradise island, but if you want adventure, you can hike or cycle over coastal paths and gently undulating landscapes, as well as dive, kayak, paddleboard or sail across pristine water. Stroll through the towns of Mahon and Ciutadella, dine on seafood, local sausages, paella and cheese and simply bask in the blissful, relaxed vibe.