Greek idyll: Kokkari on the island of Samos / Alamy


Get me out of here

Now... Fly off to the Canaries

For a dose of guaranteed sunshine, depart on 8 May for Tenerife, where Sovereign has a week at the five-star Abama Golf & Spa Resort. The price of £895pp includes easyJet flights from Gatwick, airport lounge access, private transfers and breakfast.

Soon... Go luxe in Portugal's Algarve

On 4 June, Classic Collection has a five-star week at the Sheraton Algarve Hotel near Albufeira in southern Portugal for £955pp. The deal includes a deluxe garden-view room, with breakfast, private transfers and easyJet flights from Gatwick to Faro.

Later... Eat your way around Turkey

On 20 September, Peter Sommer Travels has a gourmet gulet cruise around Turkey. Priced at £2,125pp, the tour includes a week's full board on the boat, with transfers and guiding along the coast from Gocek in the Bay of Fethiye to Bodrum. Flights extra.

Deals of the week

Less than £200...Escape to Europe on the cheap

For bookings made by 31 May, Ibis has a flat-rate room price of €45 across all its hotels in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Whether you fancy a shopping trip to Milan or a beach break in Barcelona, the deal is available on stays for one or two people between 1 June and 31 August.

Less than £500... Get away to a Greek island

For £419pp, Sunvil Holidays has a seven-night escape to the Greek Island of Samos. Departing on 22 May, the deal includes flights from Gatwick, transfers and a self-catering stay at the Ahinos Apartments, above Kokkari's picturesque harbour.

Less than £1,000... Take in Tuscany this spring

For £639pp, Inghams has a week in the pretty Tuscan spa town of Montecatini. Based at the four-star Hotel Astoria, the deal includes half-board meals, transfers and BA flights from Gatwick to Pisa on 17 May. Siena, Lucca and Florence are all within reach.