The Mediterranean: ideal for summer and beach holidays, relaxation and beautiful days in stunning surroundings. Countries such as Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey are the ideal destination for relaxing holidays and swimming in clear water. However, the Mediterranean region has much more to offer; holidaymakers can expect an unmistakeably delicious Mediterranean cuisine, with unique specialities varying from country to country. Historic sites and historical towns are tempting to visit and holidaymakers are enchanted by the local folklore.
With four to six sun hours in winter and between 10 and 13 hours in summer, the entire Mediterranean region is bathed in sunshine all year round. Whether you’re looking for an early booking or a last-minute flight, book your next flight to the Mediterranean with SunExpress, one of the most modern airlines in Europe!
Turkey is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean, with many holiday resorts. On the beaches of Izmir, Bodrum, Marmaris, Side, Belek or Alanya, you will find countless first-class hotel facilities. From there, you can explore the country, which looks back on thousands of years of history. Thanks to its geographic location between the Orient and the Occident, there are numerous ancient cultural treasures to be admired. Historic sites such as the Cappadocia region of Central Anatolia and the lime sinter terraces of Pamukkale always astound visitors. The country is also renowned for its delicious cuisine and the extraordinary hospitality of its inhabitants. SunExpress flies sun-loving and culturally-minded holidaymakers from various German airports all year round to Turkish airports such as Izmir (ADB), Bodrum (BJV), Dalaman (DLM), Antalya (AYT), Istanbul (SAW) and Alanya-Gazipasa GZP).
The Greek islands are wonderful for beach holidays. With their location in the eastern Mediterranean, the islands enjoy year-round sunshine and warm summer temperatures. Crete is characterised by a mountain chain that runs along the length of the island. From the idyllic mountain villages, tourists can watch the sunset with a glass of wine after a hike. Beautiful beaches can be found all over Crete but most are located in the flat, northern part of the island. Rhodes lies near the Turkish mainland; with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, the island is one of the most sun-drenched places in Europe. Rhodes is also characterised by mountains and most of its beaches are located on the west coast. The old town of Rhodes is worth a visit: with its majestic palace and the city walls, this is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. SunExpress offers flights to the Greek islands from Germany. Both Rhodes (RHO) and Crete are served – Crete via Chania (CHQ) and Heraklion (HER) airports.
Many cruises from well-known shipping companies such as Aida, MSC, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean or Mein Schiff start from the port of Mallorca and from the Canaries, while other shipping companies commence their cruises from Istanbul. For tourists from Germany, it is easy to embark on a sea voyage from one of these ports, and with SunExpress, the outward flight to these cruises is particularly convenient. Several times a week, SunExpress flies from Germany to Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Tenerife (TFS), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (LPA) and Istanbul (SAW). After a short transfer from the respective airport to the seaport, tourists can begin a relaxing cruise. SunExpress also makes travelling to other popular holiday destinations around the Mediterranean easy and cheap. For example, the southern Italian region of Calabria is reached via the airport Lamezia Terme (SUF). From here, you can go on excursions to the neighbouring island of Sicily or to Naples. SunExpress flies from Germany to the coastal region of Croatia, with the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Dubrovnik and Split, via Split airport (SPU).
A winter climate with temperatures around freezing is almost unknown on the coasts of the Mediterranean region. In the western part of the Mediterranean, in Majorca, for example, daily temperatures in the period from November to February are often between 16 °C and 18 °C. In the summer, the thermometer rises to more than 30 °C. In the eastern Mediterranean, for example in Greece and Turkey, it remains similarly warm all year. In Rhodes or Antalya, daytime temperatures in winter range from 14 °C to 21 °C, while it is very hot during the summer, with temperatures above 30 °C. The water temperature does not fall below 16 °C during the winter months and is between 23 and 27 °C in summer.