Warm Winter Getaways: Our favourite city breaks to escape the chill
It’s a fact of life that some of us just don’t like the cold weather! We’re not suited to wrapping ourselves up in layers, we belong in summer clothes and shades, soaking up the sun! Even those that don’t mind cold snaps would agree that they could always do with a warm getaway. Here’s our favourite city breaks to escape the chill!
Between the smell of Seville’s famous orange marmalade hanging in the air and the sights and sounds of Flamenco travelling through the streets, Seville has plenty more to offer than just warm winter weather! This historic city is the jewel of Southern Spain and amongst its winding medieval lanes and baroque architecture, you can experience one of the most unique cultures in Europe - and some of its best food too!
This city is a true historical gem. We recommend at least a long weekend in the Greek capital - Athens history spans over 3,400 years, so it’s pretty hard to squeeze that into just a couple of days! It’s not only a place to learn about on ancient sites though, Athens has plenty of restaurants, cafes, museums and nightlife to enjoy. With winter temperatures in the mid to high teens (°C), it’s a winter-getaway-wonderland!
The second oldest city in Europe behind Athens, Lisbon is a city which fuses old charm with contemporary energy. Sitting halfway down Portugal’s west coast, it boasts a seaside feel that only adds to its appeal. Enjoy some of the most delicious seafood dishes in the world before hitting the trendy artistic districts or travelling on a wooden tram through the Old Town - all in a pleasant average daytime temperature of 14(°C), not bad!
Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in the world and in winter, it’s no exception. This bustling Spanish city has something for everyone: that’s if ]beautiful architecture, bustling markets, delicious food and a vibrant nightlife is enough! Temperatures in the low to mid teens (°C) make this one of Europe’s most visited cities all year -round.
Whilst Caligari is a city, it definitely feels more like a town! You’ll only have to take a 360° spin to see people standing on street corners chatting the time away or enjoying a long-lunch al fresco style! This is the social butterfly’s paradise and the laid back culture here is a perfect trip away for those that live a busy city life.. Enjoy Caligari’s Christmas markets in nothing more than a light jumper? Sounds pretty good to us!
What better time is there to go away than winter? You get to avoid the sweaty summer crowds and enjoy these cities at your own pace. Plus, you get to boast to everyone back home that you’re walking around in nothing more than a tank top!