After a long chilly winter of discontent, Easter will be a welcome break this year. Frankly I think we all deserve a bit of sun, and for the sake of the five million Brits choosing to holiday in the UK (if media predictions are to be believed) hopefully the good weather will stick around for a while.But for those of us not prepared to risk rainy bank holidays, cheap breaks abroad are in plentiful supply at the moment. This Easter's later date makes it perfect for catching some early deals in popular summer resorts before the crowds descend. Here's five of the best spots to visit over the Easter period, if you get the chance:
Crete, Greece: Enjoy pleasant temperatures along with the festive spiced biscuits and candlelit processions held outside the many Orthodox churches. Deals include these: www.greatdeals.co.uk.
Mallorca: Spring is a great time to visit Mallorca. The weather is just right to enjoy the country's rugged landscape and explore its picturesque villages. The gothic Palma de Mallorca cathedral is a must-see monument.
Rome: Visit this breathtaking destination outside the busy season for the best view of its amazing sights. You can witness the Easter Vigil and Easter Holy Mass at Vatican City, or just take in the museums, Coliseum, Roman Forum and Spanish Steps without the tiring heat of midsummer. Teletextholidays.com has some good offers.
Larnaca, Cyprus: This is the perfect place for you if summer just seems too far away. The great temperatures will satisfy sun seekers, bring colour to pasty cheeks and make everyone at home jealous of your tan.
Florida: Famous for some of the world's best theme parks, Florida is hard to beat for a family holiday, but summer can be very hot and extremely busy. April weather is much more comfortable for kids and the queues for attractions will be significantly shorter. www.ocean-florida.co.uk is one of many websites offering great prices right now.