We’re right on the brink of summer – it’s so close we can almost taste it. June marks the beginning of this sun-filled season, a month when temperatures are balmy, resorts vibrant and events are a ‘happening! Muscle in on the action before schools break for summer to squeeze the most from your budget.
If you’re craving sunshine and ready to spritz on the sun cream and slip on your sandals, discover our collection of the best holiday destinations in June…
History is the cornerstone of Pula. This Istrian destination’s rich heritage is etched deep into the city, with traces of its Roman and Venetian rule visible to see today. Spend your time exploring the mosaics, arches and temples that still stand thousands of years later, but the real star of the show is the amphitheatre. Its soaring arches date from the 1st century and while gladiatorial contests no longer take place here, you can catch concerts within this atmospheric venue come June time! Beyond its centuries-old attractions, Pula’s close to a string of pebbly beaches and there are plenty of dazzling resorts to visit, Rovinj and Poreč included.
Events in Pula in June
- Days of Antiquity, 1-15 June
- Foo Fighters, 18-19 June
- Promenade Concert, 19, 28 and 30 June
Oh the joys of Majorca know no bounds. Just when you think you’ve ticked off all its best bits, another gem comes into view. Secluded coves lapped by turquoise waters are one of the top draws here, but there’s seductive hinterland to discover too, along with quaint seaside towns. Embrace your inner explorer and zigzag through the island’s dramatic terrain, seeking out epic Cap de Formentor and sensational Sa Colabra. During June, Majorca is quiet enough to enjoy the sights in peace. Make sure you visit Palma to marvel at the jaw-dropping waterfront cathedral and take the scenic vintage train to Sóller
Events in Majorca in June
- Nikki Beach White Party, 13 June
- San Juan, 23 June
- Formentor Sunset Classics, 29 June
It’s no secret that the Algarve is a holiday honeypot. More than one million Brits head here every year, as this slice of southern Portugal has hit the sweet spot. It’s got the perfect marriage of stunning golden beaches, backed by ochre-tinted cliffs, quaint fishing villages filled with time-worn relics and unbelievably tasty dishes. Go to the Algarve in June when temperatures hit a lovely 26°C and the Atlantic is a couple of degrees less! Work your way along the coast, ticking off Praia da Marinha, Praia da Falésia and Ilha de Tavira, a trio of the best beaches in the area.
Events in the Algarve in June
- Dia de Portugal, 10 June
- Carvoeiro Black & White Night, 15 June
- Festival Med, 27-30 June
The Costa Blanca does two things well – beaches and vibrant resorts. Benidorm is the headliner here if you’re after lively nightlife and fun-loving attractions, while Altea provides a more authentic Spanish experience. Whichever resort you choose to base yourselves, you’re in for a treat when you visit the shoreline. There are more than 170 beaches to choose from here, many with Blue Flags, ranging from peaceful unspoiled coves to fun family-friendly spots. This part of the coast is vibrant throughout summer but come in June to beat the crowds!
Events in the Costa Blanca in June
- San Antonio Feast Day, 13 June
- Hogueras de San Juan, 22-24 June
Yes, Tenerife has white sandy beaches in abundance, but there’s much more to this Canary island than its wonderful shoreline. It owes its amazing otherworldly landscapes to the volcanoes that have stood here for thousands of years. When you’re not stretching out on the glorious sand, spend your days exploring epic mountains, lush forests and rock formations. Have time for more adventures? Swap Teide National Park for historic towns – La Laguna and La Orotava are two beauty queens worth travelling to.
Events in Tenerife in June
- Tenerife Bluetrail, 8 June
- Corpus Christi La Orotava, 20 June
- Fiesta de San Juan, 23-24 June
The Aegean coast is calling. And if you’re looking for somewhere hot in June, the Izmir Area is your best bet, with the average hovering at 31°C. The sea sparkles in the summer sunshine and the sandy beaches are soft underfoot. Plonk down on Ladies Beach, one of the finest around, and watch the aquamarine waves roll into shore. Want to experience Izmir’s culture? The historic line-up here counts castles, temples and libraries among its finest attractions, while authentic Turkish restaurants provide a delicious taste of the region.
Events in Izmir in June
- International Izmir Festival, June
Posted: 6th May 2019.