Christmas is over, but there are still plenty of locations across Europe where you can experience a remarkable wintery atmosphere. Holidays at this time of the year tend to be cheaper too, so it’s a great opportunity to get away and try something different.
You’ll need to pack your winter coat, a few pairs of extra thick socks and perhaps some thermals – but once you’ve got everything ready, you’ll be able to decide on a destination. Here, we offer some thoughts on three European cities you think you might like – all of which are accessible through Blue Air flights.
While many mock the cold and bleakness of England, London in early parts of the year can be an incredibly beautiful sight – particularly if there’s snow. The streets and architecture look gorgeous under a thick white blanket – as long as it doesn’t prevent you from enjoying the activities the UK’s capital has to offer.
One of which is the ice rink at the Alexandra Palace, a fun way to spend the day with the entire family – and for under £10 each. The Sea Life Aquarium is another great day out. It hosts the largest collection of global marine life in all of Europe.
You can also keep warm with some of the finest hot chocolate you’re ever likely to taste.
Slightly warmer than London, but you’ll still have a clear winter experience if you visit Milan in January through March. The city has a number of fantastic sights to see at any time of the year, but it is generally busy in the warmer months so a trip in winter may be the wiser choice.
Shopping is one of the reasons people visit this great city, and this activity becomes even more fun when the streets are lined with snow. You don’t even have to purchase much – or anything at all – simply window shopping can be a great way to spend a few hours.
If you’re really feeling adventurous – Milan is ideally located near several skiing resorts.
Ok, so the cold weather isn’t for everyone. Despite the lure of how beautiful London and Milan are during the winter – some people just cannot cope with such low temperatures, and that’s ok. That’s why we offer flights to places with warmer climates – like Athens.
If you’ve ever wanted to encounter this city and its historical sights, then now might be the best time. Its technically winter here too so it won’t be too hot, there are a lot fewer tourists around and expenses are generally lower. The Greeks have a fascinating heritage so it’s a great place to explore.
If you’re looking to get away for a winter break, you can check out all of our destinations by clicking here. We’ve got some incredible deals on offer at the moment!