Beautiful Dubrovnik is just £29 away


DubrovanikMiserable weather here in the UK has left us all dreaming of sunnier climes, so it's hardly surprising if your thoughts have drifted on to possible destinations for a family holiday in the sun.

While jetting off might sound at first like a luxury you can scarcely afford, you may be surprised at just how cheaply you can get away.

And if you're still deliberating over new and adventurous destinations, you might be tempted by some of the new flights currently being advertised by low-cost airline Monarch.

As of May 1, the airline is operating flights to Dubrovnik in Croatia and Heraklion in Crete from Birmingham and London Gatwick airports, with fares starting from just £29.

Flights to Dubrovnik will operate three times a week from London Gatwick and twice weekly from Birmingham, while routes to Heraklion will run two times a week from both airports.

Managing director of Monarch Airlines, Kevin George, said: "We are delighted to add both Croatia and Crete to our already extensive scheduled network of leisure destinations. The addition of these new routes further reinforces our expansion strategy and our position as the leading leisure focused airline serving the Mediterranean and the Canaries.

"Dubrovnik is an extremely popular tourist destination with over a million holidaymakers visiting last year and Crete has always been a staple beach holiday favourite; we are therefore confident that our product offering is perfectly placed for the Croatian and Greek leisure market."