August holidays are among the most popular for beach breaks and city trips, particularly in the Mediterranean – ideal for solo travellers, couples and families alike. Sunshine is guaranteed on your holidays in August, whether you choose to laze on the beach in Turkey, go surfing with family in Portugal or let your hair down at a superb summer fest in Spain. If you’re looking for somewhere calmer, most of Europe is away at that time, which means you can enjoy a quieter city break in Paris, minus the crowds and peak season prices.
August Holiday Deals
The Mediterranean coast tops the list of sunshine beach retreats for your August holidays. Fly to Greece, where you have 6,000 sunny islands to pick from. In Crete, you can soak up the sun on the white sands of Falassarna, go hiking in Samaria Gorge and treat yourself to sumptuous cuisine in Chania’s restaurants. Or book all inclusive family holidays to the resorts of Albufeira and Praia da Roche on the Algarve’s stunning coastline - you won't be disappointed.