Booking a holiday? Then ensure the sun shines for the entire trip and head for the top two sunniest cities in Europe. According to a league table of Southern European cities from www.currentresults.com, Valletta, the capital of Malta, outshines all others when it comes to hours of sunshine.
Valletta basks in 2,957 hours of sun on average each year; over eight hours a day. It outshines the next sunniest city, Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon, by 158 hours.
Second-placed Lisbon boasts 2799 hours of sun on average. These rankings are ahead of Athens (2,771 hours), Madrid (2,769 hours) and Monaco (2,724 hours) in the league table of Southern Europe’s top six sunniest cities.
Corinthia Hotels has stunning five-star properties in the top sunshine destinations of Malta and Lisbon and take advantage of the year-round climate.
At Corinthia St George’s Bay, sun-drenched facilities include a five-pool complex, private beach, spa, water sports center including a PADI diving school and plenty of al fresco dining at no less than ten restaurants.
Corinthia Palace Hotel, located in San Anton in the center of the island, has a more leisurely take on its sunny location, as an oasis of calm. It offers many places to unwind, such as tranquil gardens, indoor and outdoor pool, and al fresco dining options such as The Summer Kitchen, Orange Grove brasserie for afternoon tea and light snacks, and the Caprice Lounge.
In Lisbon, Corinthia Hotel Lisbon overlooks the 18th century Aqueduct and the beautiful Monsanto Natural Park. The Terrace Lounge is perfect for al fresco dining and chilling out while an indoor pool is an integral part of the extensive, award-winning Spa and Wellness Club. The spa was awarded Portugal’s Best Luxury Urban Escape Spa, and also Best Hotel Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards.
Both locations have sub-tropical climates which take the chill off the autumn and winter months too. Lisbon’s mild winters offer up to six hours of sunshine each day while autumn temperatures hover at a very respectable 65 degrees in Malta.
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www.currentresults.com is a website of weather and science facts. From the ranking of all European cities (60 in total), and their sunshine totals, Valletta still shines in first place, with Marseille second-placed and Lisbon in third position.
· For Lisbon see: www.corinthia.com/en/hote ls/lisbon/offers
About Corinthia Hotels
Corinthia is a global collection of luxury five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. Since 2000, Corinthia has evolved into a multifaceted public company, trading as International Hotel Investments (IHI) plc, which is the owner, developer and operator of Corinthia Hotels and commercial real estate worldwide. Guided by family values and inspired by the core principles underpinning the Spirit of Corinthia – authenticity, passion, precision and understanding – our focus is on ensuring craftsmanship in the hospitality world and delivering honest, discreet service. Each of Corinthia’s hotels and resorts, in some of the most exciting cities in the world, are a tribute to architectural grandeur and cultural traditions. The Corinthia portfolio features the flagship Corinthia Hotel & Residences in London, as well as award-winning Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Malta, St Petersburg, Prague, Lisbon, Khartoum and Tripoli. Corinthia recently also announced the acquisition and redevelopment of the landmark Grand Hotel Astoria in Brussels, to be relaunched as a Corinthia Hotel, as well as the signing of an agreement to provide technical services and manage a new luxury beach resort under construction by the Meydan Group in Dubai, to be known as the Corinthia at Meydan Beach. For more information, visit corinthia.com or visit Twitter @CorinthiaHotels or Instagram @corinthiahotels