Where’s hot in July?
Summer is in full swing and July is the time of year when the days and hours of sunshine are at their most plentiful. If you’re wondering where’s hot in July for your next summer break, browse our selection of stunning villas in Menorca and Rhodes – which boast temperatures between 26-29°C. Enjoy quality time with your family in glorious sunshine on the beach or sightseeing, before retiring to the relaxing gardens of your own private villa and dining al fresco under the stars. Start planning your dream holiday with our guide to these beautiful islands.
Considered to be the most relaxed island in the Balearics, Menorca’s calm and tranquil vibe is ideal for a peaceful holiday with your nearest and dearest, and easily makes our where’s hot in July list. Take some time to explore away from your Villa Ca Na Margarita and explore the resort of Cala Blanca. If you’re staying in this two-bedroom stylish villa, you won’t need a car to venture out. Take a stroll and enjoy a cocktail at a nearby beach club, and after lunch, wander around the various gift and souvenir shops selling pottery, jewellery, clothing, embroidered linens and delicious fare that you can enjoy back at your villa. Tour the Ses Voltes arcade, and enjoy the farmer’s market in Plaça des Mercat on Saturdays if you want to pick up fresh ingredients for a delicious meal al fresco in your villa’s garden. Then there’s the nearby coves that are worth exploring, which make great fun for snorkelling and watersports.
Interested in heading out a little further? Explore the island by car and head out to discover the Naveta d’Es Tudons, which gives visitors a fascinating insight into Menorca’s history with its impressive stone chamber tombs that date back thousand of years to around 1400BC. Historians believe these structures were once collective tombs. If you’d like to stretch your legs, the island also has many walking trails for hiking lovers across its rural countryside. Hike the 185km long Cami de Cavalls, which offers majestic views of the coastline.
Menorca also boasts plenty of waterparks to keep children entertained for hours on end. Spend the day at Aqua Rock, Splash, Aqua Center, Barcelo Pueblo or Parc Acuatico, all with water slides, pools and kamikazes galore. With the mercury reaching close to 30°C, you might want to take a refreshing splash yourself!
The Greek gem of Rhodes easily makes our where’s hot in July list thanks to its traditional charm, ancient history and pristine white-sand beaches. On the coast, the buzzing resorts of Lindos and Faliraki offer up lively nightlife, delicious cuisine and watersports galore, while Rhodes Town serves an abundance of medieval architecture and plenty of museums offering insight into the island’s fascinating culture.
When we can tempt you away from Villa Paleos Sunset complete with tranquil views of olive groves and its own large private pool, hop in the car and explore Rhodes Town, which dates back to 408 BC. Wander its cobbled streets and ascend the Street of the Knights, where you’ll find the Palace of the Grand Masters – an impressive stronghold that boasts mosaic floors, towers and antiques, as well as stunning views across the town. Starting from the palace, you can also walk around the ramparts of the old town walls, offering a detailed insight into the region’s history. Rhodes New Town meanwhile features a plush marina, boutique stores and plenty of restaurants offering everything from Pougia (a Rhodes pastry wrap), to Pitaroudia (chickpea fritters with tahini).
Watersports and surfing lovers will find their slice of paradise at the island’s most southern point at Prassonissi beach, which is home to windsurfing clubs that will accept willing participants of all ages and levels. Scuba diving lessons are on offer, too. Rhodes is also home to Faliraki Water Park, which is easily accessible by car or major bus routes and has undergone a makeover to provide some of the best family-friendly water slides and a fun day out for all.