Getting away is your chance to escape the ordinary and explore somewhere new through the eyes of a local. Travel to Greece or Cyprus for the opportunity to uncover vibrant works of street art, grab a cup of tea at a cat monastery or discover Ancient Roman tombs.
Paphos is a beautiful place that’s been attracting visitors for thousands of years. Instead of following the crowds to beaches or medieval attractions like Paphos Castle, head to Tala Monastery Cat Park; a second-chance sanctuary for Cyprus’ stray cats. Pop in and play with the 850 furry felines at home there, and see if you don’t catch yourself returning every day!
Combine your trip here with a stay at SENTIDO Cypria Bay. It’s a stylish resort with lots of daytime activities including aquaerobics and archery. Alternatively, you can take it easy around the pool area or for an extra special treat, make use of the spa, sauna and steam room.
Do you dream of a true Midsummer Night’s Dream fairy tale? Stroll through a shaded, green valley, where butterflies dance and play along a small river against the backdrop of a beautiful waterfall. The Valley of the Butterflies is a unique nature reserve found in Rhodes, and it’s a remarkable sight to behold.
Venture along stairs, bridges, rocks and trees to find the real beauty of the place and capture those insta-worthy shots for your envious followers. At the top of the valley, you’ll find Kalopetra Monestry where you can take a moment to catch your breath, then lose it all over again when you see the spectacular views.
After a long day of becoming at one with nature, families and couples alike can take stock of their day at the Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa. This luxury hotel is seconds away from the beach, has water slides to keep the kids busy,
and yoga classes so you can keep hold of your moment of Zen.
In the sleepy fishing village of Matala in Crete, you’ll find caves of the same name; incredible tombs created by the Romans. In recent history, these sandstone rock caves took centre stage in the world press when a group of hippies chose it for their new home.
Today, you can marvel at their beauty and see carvings of beds, windows and even porches. If soaking up the history isn’t quite what you’re looking for, go for a dip in Matala Bay surrounded by the Cretan cliffs. Is swimming top of your to-do list? Then you’ll want to stay at the SENTIDO Vasia Resort & Spa with its seven pools; you’ll be spoilt for choice!