This year, traveling to many destinations is cheaper than ever before. But unfortunately not for long. The season is approaching and prices will soon "skyrocket", especially as an exceptionally high number of tourists and trips are already expected this summer.
If the warmer and longer days are giving you the travel bug and you don't want to wait until the last minute, now is the time to plan your trip. We've highlighted some of the best and most beautiful locations to enjoy this spring and summer.
Malaga, the second-largest city in Andalusia, is rich in beautiful beaches and boasts an excellent climate. In this city, summer lasts for five to six months and the rest of the year is mostly springtime. Malaga is also home to many attractions, such as the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle, and the museum dedicated to Pablo Picasso is also worth a visit.
Good to know: if you're looking for offbeat activities in Malaga, Caminito del Rey should be at the top of your list. It is one of the most famous walks in Spain: an 8-kilometre long narrow path that sticks to the side of a cliff suspended 90 metres above the ground.
1Malaga, the second-largest city in Andalusia, is rich in beautiful beaches and boasts an excellent climate.
The Eternal City of Rome is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in spring or summer, especially if you love history and art. In addition to the classic sights like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Vatican Museums, and St Peter's Basilica, there's so much more to see in Rome.
2The Eternal City of Rome is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in spring or summer, especially if you love history and art.
This summer is the ideal time to visit the island of white houses and blue roofs. Santorini is one of the most famous Greek islands, small enough to be explored in 4 to 5 days. In addition to the many beaches, you can visit the island's capital Fira, and the oldest and most beautiful village of Oia, as well as several archaeological sites such as Akrotiri and Ancient Thera.
Good to know: the most popular place to watch the sunset on the island is near the Oia Castle, but the crowds can be overwhelming. Another less popular and lot quieter place to enjoy the sunset is Imerovigli and it is equally breathtaking.
If travelling in summer you can also take a direct charter flight from Ljubljana (Brnik Airport).
3This summer is the ideal time to visit the island of white houses and blue roofs.
There are countless reasons to visit this historic city that connects East and West. Istanbul, once known as Constantinople, is a city rich in culture and renowned for its diversity. You will truly find everything you want here and you will never run out of places to explore. Be sure to stroll through the Grand Bazaar, visit the Blue Mosque, which is a must-see, and the Aya Sofia.
Good to know: Istanbul is full of cats, all of whom are treated with kindness, so if you're a cat lover, this destination will be of particular interest to you. Santorini can be reached by direct flight from:
4There are countless reasons to visit this historic city that connects East and West.
Known as the 'world's smallest big city' or the 'world's largest small city', but also as the 'Venice of the North', Stockholm is spread over 14 islands and connected by more than 50 bridges. You may have heard that there are also more than 50 museums in the Swedish capital. It is always a good time to visit Stockholm, but the best period to go might be June, when the "sun shines forever", i.e. dusk lasts only three hours, from midnight to 3 am.
Good to know: In summer terraces and rooftops open all over Stockholm, blasting popular music to keep you entertained from morning till night - and mind that in summer, the night lasts for a very short time :)
5You may have heard that there are also more than 50 museums in the Swedish capital.
The island where people live a special way of life - La dolce vita - that is, living in the moment and in perfect harmony with the environment. With its beautiful emerald coastline, mild climate and many local specialties, you will find in Sardinia the ideal tranquillity for a truly relaxing summer holiday. Castelsardo, Bosa and Stintino are just few of the wonderful towns and villages worth visiting.
Good to know: nature lovers and adrenaline junkies can enjoy the best outdoor adventure by the stunning natural pools of the Rio Pitrisconi.
6The island where people live a special way of life - La dolce vita - that is, living in the moment and in perfect harmony with the environment.
Egypt is known for its rich history and magnificent ancient sites. The urban capital Cairo and the impressive Pyramids of Giza are not to be missed, but Egypt has so much more to offer. From its remarkable architecture and incredible natural sights to its beautiful sandy beaches, there's something for everyone there.
Good to know: the Red Sea is one of the world's most popular scuba diving locations offering numerous diving sites with some of the world's most beautiful coral reefs, plentiful marine life, and amazing shipwrecks.
7Egypt is known for its rich history and magnificent ancient sites.
8. New York
There is this saying: "Why live anywhere else when you can live in New York?", and many people would agree. New York is also known as the city that never sleeps, and it simply has to be experienced. A dream destination for many travellers, the Big Apple is full of sights, museums, galleries, parks, restaurants, theatres, etc. - there's something for everyone and you certainly won't be left indifferent to its vibrant energy.
Good to know: The Manhattan Magic Solstice is a twice-yearly phenomenon that occurs between late May and mid-June. At sunset, the sun aligns with the crowded streets, which become fully illuminated. If you find yourself in New York at this time, it's not to be missed.