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Mediterranean holidays

Mediterranean holidays

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With glorious beaches, wonderful resorts and sightseeing too, what could be better than a holiday by the Med?

For a relaxing holiday, not too far from the UK, try the Mediterranean coast or one of the many, very special islands. 

You can just ‘flop and drop’, recharge your batteries by the sea or maybe you’d like to discover a little more. Elegant towns and pretty villages, along with history and culture, are on offer too.

Simpson Turkey

Turkey is a beguiling mix of East and West, indeed it epitomises ‘the road less travelled’.

Simpson Travel has found some of the most special, charming villas and boutique hotels in Turkey, where hospitality is unstinting. 

The gracious welcome from Turkish hosts is second to none: your holiday happiness is really important.

From the beautiful, fresh food, the artistic and interesting design along with the outstanding views, Turkey is a joy. 

From towns such as Kalkan, which has a lovely evening buzz, where waterside and rooftop restaurants serve delicious meals, with stunning sunsets as a backdrop, through to the busy market in Fethiye and the bustling marinas at Gocek, or the Dalyan delta with rock tombs, waterways and many boats, Turkey is enjoyed by everyone.

The coastal area is beautiful, often with dramatic landscapes behind it, full of great walks. Further inland you can enjoy historical treasures, Roman, Greek and Lycian remains with fascinating history. 

Turkish or apple tea is a must, as is a taste of ayran, sitting in one of the many shady squares that each town and village still have in their centre.

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Reviews

Happy holidays in Turkey

A fish restaurant with a difference

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Simpson Corsica

Corsica is rugged, handsome and rather sophisticated too, rightly known as the isle of beauty.

The scenery is stunning, as it is the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean. Its proximity to Italy adds an extra dimension to its French character, creating a pleasing blend of the two cultures, which is uniquely Cosican.

There are the charming villages and hamlets of The Balagne, as well as the sandy beach resorts, offering a wide range of water sports, of the West Coast and glamorous marinas at Porto Vecchio and Bonifacio. Calvi, with its castle, is filled with summer festivals and walkers will delight in escaping to peaceful countryside or taking in the stunning coast.

Whether you are looking for a stylish modern villa with all amenities, a comfortable apartment in one of the towns or a rural retreat, Simpson Travel is the place to find your ideal Corsican holiday.

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Reviews

Steve Newman writes about his experiences off the beaten track in Corsica.

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For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Simpson Travel Corsica, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Malta Direct Travel

For a stunning island with beautiful beaches beside the sparkling sea, and near all year round sunshine, Malta is the perfect choice for the Silver Traveller. And of course the companion islands of Gozo and Comino provide quiet hideaways, wonderful walking and natural landscapes.

Malta is an island with a long and colourful history, which is visible today. Many of the sites are totally unique, giving visitors fascinating insights into the past. Of course, Malta is right up to date too, with diving, sailing and festivals on offer too. 

For a holiday that offers castles and crusaders, great food, brilliant beaches, beautiful gardens and a wide range of places to stay, Malta is a marvellous Mediterranean destination.

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Reviews

Silver Travel Advisor, Peter Lynch shares the history and delights of Malta

The joys of travelling by bus in Malta

Bygone navy days in Malta

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For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Malta Direct Travel, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Balkan Holidays

The joys of Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro have to be seen to be believed: traditional values of exceptional hospitality combine with modern infrastructures and amenities.

These glorious countries offer pristine, uncrowded beaches, peaceful, crystal clear lakes and mountains for walking, winter skiing and snow pursuits, interesting cities with history and culture. Food and wine are very important in these countries, so you will be spoilt for choice here.  

Mature travellers are especially well served in Bulgaria by the ‘Spice of Life’ programme, which offers excellent value for money, half board accommodation, many extra treats and the chance to share holidays with people of a similar age, who have shared interests.  

The cities of Plovdiv, Sofia, Varna and Bourgas in Bulgaria, Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb in Croatia or Ljubljana in Slovenia are absolute delights, with outstanding architecture, fabulous museums and art galleries along with good quality restaurants at very reasonable prices. The cities are steeped in history telling the story of European civilisation and its multi-layered past. You will be surprised and intrigued!

Slovenia offers the beauty of Lake Bled, with good hotels, superb hiking and trails for relaxing strolls, as well as being a training ground for Olympic rowers from Britain! 

If you prefer the sea, Croatia’s coast is charming, dotted about by islands of rare beauty. The Adriatic sea and the shoreline are well known for being the historic playground of European royalty and aristocrats, it is easy to see why.  Central Dalmatia and Istria have much to share with the discerning traveller too.

This region is just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed, whatever you would like from a holiday, you are sure to find it here.

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Read independent reviews written by Silver Travellers about their Balkan Holidays.

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