4 Incredible Destinations for Festival Flyers.

4 Incredible Destinations for Festival Flyers.

The summer season is all about beach breaks, exciting getaways and fun festivals so we’ve rounded up four incredible destinations where you can experience all three of these in one amazing trip!

Split (Croatia)

Split, Croatia’s second largest city is famed for its sparkling waters and Roman monuments. With vibrant
culture, lively festivals and dozens of bars and restaurants, it’s clear to see why Split is becoming a must-see hot-spot for tourists.
Visiting for the first time?
For awe-inspiring views over the city, take a climb up Marjan hill, not only will it provide postcard perfect pictures but also peaceful golden beaches and scenic jogging trails too.
Fancy a festival?
If you want to combine a city break with a vibrant festival scene then Split has many to choose from. Take your pick from music festivals hosted in historical castles to ancient festivals held in the neighbourhood’s streets and squares. If you’re into electro music, Ultra Europe is the festival for you and make sure you don’t miss the opening party at Giraffe Palm Beach Club.
Want to go further?
With Croatia boasting so many beautiful islands you won’t be short of unforgettable day trips. Take a visit to Hvar, often described as the island of natural beauty, and gaze at the gothic palaces and sheltered coves. If you’re looking for something a little livelier then travel to the island of Pag, home to Zrce beach a lively summer hotspot and host to the popular Hideout musical festival.

 

Malta

For a small island Malta has a lot to offer, from atmospheric festivals to impressive cultural carnivals – you won’t be stuck for something to do. If you’re looking to visit for a quiet break then the island also offers tranquil seas and peaceful villages.

Visiting for the first time?
One of the big draws to Malta is its rich history; admire the 16th-century baroque St John’s Cathedral or take a guided tour around Casa Rocca Piccola, an ornate 1580s palace. After immersing yourself in history have a wander along the promenade and pick from the many bars and clubs.

Fancy a festival?
Surprising to some, Malta is host to one of Europe’s best dance music festivals. Radio DJ Annie Mac presents the Lost & Found festival, where you can enjoy poolside performances, boat-parties and dancing in caves. If that’s not your scene then why not admire the spectacular views at Malta’s annual Firework Festival.
Want to go further?
Offering extraordinary views, swimming in secluded coves and leisurely walks, taking a trip to Malta’s neighbouring island of Gozo is a must. Easily accessible via regular ferries you could be enjoying the islands highlights in no time.If you fancy sampling the Maltese cuisine visit the Dingli cliffs and enjoy some rabbit stew.

Ibiza
From quiet picturesque villages to bustling strips, Ibiza has something for everyone. From world-class
clubs to peaceful walking trails, you can experience a different holiday with every visit to Ibiza.
Visiting for the first time?
Having earned a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list, Ibiza Town boasts mesmerizing views, rich heritage and ancient monuments. Take a walk through the old town’s narrow streets and bask in culture. If you want to experience the other side of Ibiza then the sunset strip in San Antonio is packed with bustling bars and clubs. Party throughout the night and watch the sun rise over the blue seas.
  

Fancy a festival?
Famed for being the party capital of Spain, Ibiza is not short of an atmospheric music festival. One of the world’s largest music festivals, Tomorrowland, are hosting an impressive nine events throughout the year, held in Ushuaia’s openair space they’re set to be a night of unforgettable memories.
  

Want to go further?
Described as Ibiza’s little sister, Formentera is just 17 kilometers away in distance but miles away in personality. The island boasts unspoiled white sand beaches, open-air street cafes and quiet
sleepy towns, perfect settings to sit back and watch the world go by.

Getting there
Fly direct to all of these festival fueled destinations from Birmingham Airport and you could be partying in the sun in just 2 hours 35 minutes.

 

Cluj
Transylvania’s unofficial capital is full of charm, culture and art.

Visiting for the first time?
Cluj has a vibrant art scene. Start with the National Art Museum, housed in a baroque palace and filled with 19th and 20th century Romanian art. Stop by the city’s historic centre, Piaţa Unirii, a large square overlooked by a tall church tower. From there, wander to the well-curated Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania, where you can see the region’s past laid out in artefacts.

Fancy a festival?
EDM fans shouldn’t miss Cluj’s three electronic music festivals held each year – old-standby
Delahoya, with a focus on local DJs; the establishedC, where big names perform in a magnificent castle; and massive newbie Untold, with musical giants like David Guetta, Tiësto and Avicii. Cluj is mainly known for its music festivals, but it’s got great international film ones as well. Cinephiles can check out feature length films at Transilvania International Film Festival and
short films at ClujShorts.
Want to go further?
Locals and tourists alike love the Apuseni Mountains, southwest of Cluj. Their unique geological formation means lots of caves and forested trails to explore. Expect to see foxes, wild goats and the
occasional bear.

Getting there
Fly direct to all of these festival fueled destinations from Birmingham Airport and you could be partying in the sun in just 2 hours 35 minutes.
Visit birminghamairport.co.uk to find out more.