Travel Tips: Best Ways to Prepare for Summer in the Mediterranean

Travel Tips: Best Ways to Prepare for Summer in the Mediterranean

The Australian winter aligns with the Mediterranean summer and it creates the perfect opportunity for Australians to escape the winter blues. 

At Albatross Tours, we understand the longing for a memorable summer getaway in the Mediterranean, yet also the stresses that arranging such a holiday can create. That's why we have curated some insightful travel tips to help you prepare for your Mediterranean getaway and make it as stress-free as possible. 

From planning and packing to immersing yourself in local culture and finding the best activities, let us guide you on the best ways to make the most of the Mediterranean summer.

Pack Light and Smart

When packing, opt for lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for the Mediterranean climate. Don't forget essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and comfortable walking shoes. 

Stay Cool and Hydrated

The Mediterranean summer can be very hot, so it's crucial to stay cool and hydrated during your travels. Ensure that you take it easy and have occasional breaks during the peak sun hours, seeking shade and relaxation. Always keep an eye on the weather forecast so you know what to expect.

Venture Beyond the Tourist Trail

The Mediterranean is renowned for its breathtaking beaches, and for good reason. But there is so much more to explore. With Albatross Tours, our small tour sizes provide perfect opportunities to not only explore these amazing beaches but to venture off the beaten track and uncover hidden treasures. 

You’d be remiss not to visit charming villages, explore historic cities, and witness ancient ruins that provide an insight into the region's rich history. Enjoy not only a beach vacation but also an immersive cultural experience!

Cherish Every Moment

Travelling is about enjoying every step of the journey, and not just focusing on specific landmarks or locations. 

This is why Albatross Tours’ coaches ensure that there is plenty of room to be comfortable, with huge windows that provide a great opportunity to take in the passing views.  While you soak up the Mediterranean ambience, don't forget to capture the mesmerising moments of your journey. 

Whether it's the iconic landmarks, stunning landscapes, taking photos can be a great way to look back on cherished memories for years to come.

Key Information

Most Mediterranean countries utilise the euro (€) as currency. In many places, cash is often preferred over paying with a bank card. If you’re travelling through countryside markets or more rural areas, make sure to carry enough cash to get by. 

Electricity plug types can vary depending on the region, but will commonly be C, F and L, so make sure you bring some adapters.

Leave the Planning to Us

With Albatross Tours, your Mediterranean summer adventure is destined to be extraordinary. From the moment you book with us, we ensure a seamless, stress-free and unforgettable experience. 

At Albatross Tours, we take care of all the logistical details, allowing you to relax and enjoy your Mediterranean adventure. We handle accommodations, transportation, and expert tour managers who will accompany you throughout your journey, providing insightful knowledge and perspectives. 

With our comprehensive itineraries, you can focus on creating unforgettable memories without the stress of planning. Browse our great range of Italian and Mediterranean tours today.

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