Easter holidays

Fresh, green and full of promise, Easter is a wonderful time to visit Crete, where the White Mountains are dusted in snow and the countryside is alive with wild flowers.

An Easter holiday in Mallorca comes with the heady scent of orange blossom; make the most of the gentle sunshine with a stroll along the Pine Walk in Puerto Pollença. April brings up to eight hours of sunshine daily in Provence, and while the Aquitaine Coast is a little chilly for sea swimming, you can choose a villa with a heated pool or wriggle into a wetsuit and join the surfers in Hossegor.