Holiday guide to Almería, Spain: best hotels, restaurants and things to do
Famous for its Spaghetti Western landscapes and film sets, Almería province in Andalucía also offers superb beaches, history and great places to eat and stay
Greek island holiday guide: the north-east Aegean
The church of Agios Isidoros on an islet close to Langada, Chios.
Holiday guide to Somme, France: what to see plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels
The area of northern France known for battlefields and memorials also has pretty landscapes, unspoilt beaches and some of the country’s best cuisine – all just a short hop from the UK
Una de Indios
There is one vineyard in this region (the number now limited by European rules), which produces beautiful varietal and blended wines. Not marketed in the UK, so buy it here to take back.
Choose Cabo de Gata for the best beaches in Spain, a dramatic coastline of idyllic bays and secret coves hiding some of the most amazing shores in Almeria.
Playa de las Negras, Almeria
Brittany boasts the longest coastline of any region in France, but staying on the beach can be expensive, especially in the peak summer months. Here's our pick of 10 affordable places to stay, from yurts on the Emerald Coast to a manor house on Finistère