Hot days minus the crowds of July and August: what's not to love about these Spanish gems during the month of June?
June is a wonderful time to visit the Balearic Islands. Average daytime temperatures are high, rainfall is extremely low, and the sun-seeking throngs associated with July and August are nowhere to be seen.
What you get instead is a chance to explore these sun-kissed Spanish islands in the Mediterranean at a relaxed pace. Long stretches of beach offer a special spot, just for you, and the islands' attractions open their doors as the summer sun rains down on tourist hotspots.
Average June temperature (Majorca): 21C
Average June rainfall (Majorca): 15mm
Average June sunshine (Majorca): 12hrs
Choose a holiday in Majorca, which boasts cosmopolitan style, mountain views and party towns such as Magaluf. Families flock to resorts such as Alcudia, while couples love the lazy days associated with places like Soller and Deia.
Ibiza rightly deserves its party capital title, though quiet resorts, such as Santa Eulalia, draw families and couples too.
Menorca runs at a slower pace altogether and offers destinations such as family-favourite Cala'n Bo
Warm even in winter, Portugal's Algarve never falls out of fashion with holidaymakers. Find out why it's a top destination in June...
Long sunny days and daytime temperatures in the mid- to high-twenties make the Algarve an ideal destination for holidays in June. This stretch of southern Portugal features an enticing cocktail of holiday ingredients: tremendous beaches, tasty food, excellent hotels... they're all shaken up with a little Portuguese zest and served alongside a great big platter of sunshine and blue skies.
Flights arrive into the Algarve on a regular basis from UK airports and great-value holidays can be booked at any time, especially in June before the busy summer season really gets into full swing.
Average June temperature: 21C
Average June rainfall: 10mm
Average June sunshine: 12hrs
From spa hotels and golf resorts to family hotels and sprawling self-catering villas, there's a wide range of accommodation types in the Algarve and a holiday to suit every kind of traveller.
Albufeira is one of the most popular destinations, with resorts such as Alvor, Praia da Luz and Portimao also welcoming many sun seekers.
Where is hot in June? Not too hot, not too humid, not too rainy...Turkey is just right.
June is one of the best months to travel to the coastal holiday resorts of south-western Turkey. Average daytime temperatures are perfect for those who like it hot and evenings by the sea are warm - but not too warm to be sticky and uncomfortable overnight. Add to that a whopping average of 12 hours of sunshine per day and you can be sure of getting your sunshine quota during a trip to Turkey in June.
This is a place where beaches of white and golden sands are lapped by warm turquoise waters, where buzzing markets excite shoppers, and where families play all day long. In the areas of Dalaman, Bodrum, Antalya and Izmir you'll discover resorts such as Fethiye, Marmaris, Olu Deniz, Altinkum, Gumbet and Icmeler.
Average June temperature (Antalya): 25C
Average June rainfall (Antalya): 10mm
Average June sunshine (Antalya): 12hrs
All-inclusive breaks are popular, though the range of friendly restaurants and hospitable bars along the Turkish coastline make self-catering breaks a great choice too.
With water sports, cultural trips, boat tours and amazing diving opportunities on offer, boredom is not a word you'll hear often in Turkey.
The iconic shapes of Istanbul's skyline also loom into view for many holidaymakers, and the pleasant 25C average in the city for June makes for an enjoyable sightseeing experience.
Where's hot in June? These treasures of the Med are also hard to beat. Consider holidays in the Greek isles, Tel Aviv, Corsica or Malta...
Average June temperature (Crete): 24C
Average June rainfall (Crete): 1mm
Average June sunshine (Crete): 11hrs
Summer doesn't officially arrive until late June, but no-one seems to have told the Greek islands as these beauties bake in high temperatures throughout the month. Crete is the largest and one of the most southerly of the Greek islands. Here you can enjoy daytime average temperature in the mid-twenties in June - perfect for long days on idyllic beaches before the sun sets and party towns such as Malia come to life. Do research your perfect island - Greece delivers a tantalising selection of destinations. Whether you want a relaxed break in the sun, a family holiday to remember, or a raucous clubbing adventure, you can find it all and everything in between on islands such as Corfu, Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos and Zante.
Average June temperature: 24C
Average June rainfall: 10mm
Average June sunshine: 13hrs
Consider the modern and achingly hip city of Tel Aviv for your next sojourn in the sun. This exciting destination has a bevy of beautiful beaches to tempt you away from the cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants. And with June temperatures reaching 30C, you'll be glad you packed your swimwear. There's history and heritage too, and a rich culture that infuses with the comings and goings of daily life. Flight times from the UK to Tel Aviv are around four and a half hours.
Average June temperature: 20C
Average June rainfall: 19mm
Average June sunshine: 10hrs
June is a fine time to see this ruggedly handsome French island renowned for dramatic coastal scenery and stunning walking opportunities. Sunny days that stretch on for hours and daytime highs in the low- to mid-twenties make Corsica an ideal choice for beach breaks as well as adventure holidays. Famed Palombaggia Beach in Porto Vecchio surprises first-time visitors with Caribbean-like white sands and clear shallow waters. There are plenty more coastal beauty spots around the popular destinations of Bastia, Calvi, Ajaccio and Bonifacio too. Hiring a car is the best way to make the most of your time on this jewel of the Med.
Average June temperature: 23C
Average June rainfall: 0mm
Average June sunshine: 13hrs
It's got red phone boxes and post boxes and most locals speak English, but the cloudy skies of the UK are nowhere to be seen on this sunny former British outpost. Made up of seven islands, Malta is a break from the norm when it comes to holidays in the sun. The main holiday islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino aren't well known for beaches, though you can find many terrific sandy spots by the sea on which to sprawl. Instead, Malta lures visitors looking for historic sites, rugged terrain, incredible dive sites and the warm welcome of the Maltese. June is a perfect time to visit as days are long and filled with sun, yet the heat, humidity and masses of summer are absent.