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Date: 08/05/2013

Top 5 family summer destinations

If you're looking for the perfect family destinations for your summer holiday this year, look no further. Here are the top 5 which are guaranteed to provide you with plenty of fun in the sun!


Whilst the busier parts of the island are popular with the 18-30's set, there are quaint, sleepy parts of this beautiful island where a family break is ideal. You can take advantage of the island hopping tours to see Greek architecture and history at its finest, experience diving and water sports and enjoy the local cuisine - the kids will love Mezes, a variety of small, tasty local dishes designed for sharing!


For a summer city break, you can't beat Rome. The kids will love having their photographs taken with a real-life Roman Gladiator outside the Colosseum, whilst Italian ice cream is also sure to go down a treat. Even though it's a bustling city, there are areas where it's so peaceful, you could be forgiven for thinking you had stepped back in time. No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican City, but make sure you cover bare shoulders and legs to ensure you are allowed entry.


A family summer break in Portugal is a great option - it's affordable, has delicious local cuisine, friendly people and stunning scenery. It's also warm year round, so it's ideal for a last minute end of summer holiday where you can sip Sangria and work on your tan!


For those looking to get away from it all, a family break to Thailand is ideal. You can head for the tourist beaches where there are plenty of activities for the kids, or take off to a remote deserted island for the day where everyone can get back to nature. Your trip to Thailand can be as cultural as you wish - beautiful temples dot the hillsides and quaint local villages abound where you can taste the most delicious authentic Thai cuisine. Don't forget to take out travel insurance cover for the whole family against accident and illness, especially important when travelling so far from home. Most travel insurance will also cover you in case of lost or stolen travel documents and luggage, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday without worrying!

South of France

Heading to the South of France is the perfect relaxing family break. It's affordable to hire a villa with its own pool and this is a great way to reconnect with your family - shop at the local markets and cook a delicious dinner every night, which you can eat on the sun-soaked veranda. Afterwards, the kids can splash about in the pool!

The perfect family break this summer starts with a little imagination - so use one of these ideas as inspiration and head somewhere a bit more unusual than your normal destination!