Christmas may be approaching fast but, according to the Sunday Times, now is the time to grab the best holidays in Europe. Although January is traditionally seen as the prime booking period for booking a European summer holiday, the paper reports that the quest for ‘safe’ destinations, and a situation in 2016 where demand outstripped supply, means that peak season villa holidays are selling at record levels. So if you are looking for good value in the most sought after destinations, it is definitely time to turn your thoughts from Christmas gift-buying to summer holiday bookings.

We were thrilled to see one of our most popular villas, Villa Renata, included in the feature. With a private pool and direct access on to a lovely sandy beach, the holiday home has space for up to eight people, making it an ideal choice for a large family or two smaller families. There are shops, restaurants and bars on the doorstep for every day needs and swimmers and divers will love the crystal clear waters that fringe this corner of the island.   For those who want to explore more of Sicily’s culture and history, Syracuse and the extraordinary baroque towns of Sicily’s Val di Noto are within easy reach.

Villa Renata is one of the villas featured in our ‘best value’ villas in Sicily collection which offers reduced prices and a selection of other benefits on bookings made before 31 January 2017. Some of the larger villas within the collection include reduced rates for smaller parties and flexible arrival dates, allowing you to book midweek flights or possibly squeeze a few extra days into your holiday.

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