Four Fantastic Holiday Destinations This July

You’ve soaked up the sun here in England for what has been the longest heatwave in decades. Or perhaps you’ve been stuck at work, longing to be outside. Either way, now is a perfect time to head off on a special trip to crown the end of one of our favourite months for holidays, July.

We’ve hand picked four perfect destinations for your July holiday – from sun-drenched islands to unforgettable festivals. There’s still time to book for this month or start planning early for next year.

1. Thassos – A Tempting Greek Island

The island of Thassos is situated in the inviting waters of the Aegean Sea, off the north coast of mainland Greece. As you’d expect from an island, there are endless beaches with that distinctive, instantly recognisable Greek beauty. Think rich blue waters, pristine sand, green hillsides and perfectly clear skies – that’s Thassos.

The island’s also full of cultural and historic sites and exhibitions, as well as faster-paced activities on sea and land, from boat rides to mountainbiking and horseriding.

And if you’ve not already had enough heat for one year, July in Thassos tends to have some of the best weather with plenty of hot, sunny days.

2. Tunisia – A Warm and Balmy Beauty

A north African country bounded by the mediterranean, Tunisia is another destination with spectacularly sunny July temperatures. Its neighbour is the Sahara Desert, which tells you everything you need to know if you’re someone who likes it hot.

If you can tear yourself away from the golden beaches and sizzling climate, Tunisia’s a real hub for Roman and Islamic history and architecture. A day trip to nearby Carthage is your chance to take in some of the world’s most historically important cultural artefacts.

You’ll also find a range of shops and markets where you can pick up local treasures. One place packed with small, infinitely varied shops is the Medina quarter in Tunis.  The Medina quarter in Tunis is home to small, infinitely-varied shops, as well as being a UNESCO world heritage where ancient buildings tower above bustling streets full of life, colour and trade.

3. Nuuk, Greenland – The ‘Air Conditioned’ Option

The heat isn’t for everyone and, if you prefer to stay cool, Greenland’s small capital city of Nuuk may be the ideal July destination for you.

Forget ice cubes in your drink – thanks to Greenland’s position between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans you can expect to see icebergs rising from the fjords. If you’re sick of the heatwave here, this could be a very welcome and refreshing sight.

Nuuk is also home to the National Museum of Greenland and the Nuuk Art Gallery, full of twentieth century art from Greenland and around the world.

The city also has plenty to offer in terms of restaurants and cafes. You won’t be short of places to tuck into some cold or, more likely, hot July refreshments.

4. Montreal, Quebec, Canada – The Just for Laughs Festival

Every July, the impressive city of Montreal is home to the world-famous, iconic ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival. It’s your chance to see the biggest names in standup comedy, from stage and screen in Britain, America and beyond.

When you’re not attending the festival shows, you’ll find plenty of other things to see in this city renowned for its architecture and vibrant attractions. You can soak up the city views from Mount Royal, do some serious shopping on the main drag, visit the museum area for a hit of culture, or eat your way around as many of the fashionable restaurants as you can.

Montreal also has some great nightlife – perfect for a little post-gig fun.

July’s not over yet – there’s still time to book your break.
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