Irish tourists mad for a bit of sun as Ryanair reveal top five travel destinations for summer of 2022



Irish tourists will be flocking to some of the sunniest spots in Europe this summer.

That’s according to Ryanair, who have published the top five destinations for the summer of 2022 for Irish people so far.

And you’ve got the usual suspects at the top.

In Ireland, we don’t get a huge amount of sun, between 1100 and 1600 hours, which is low by European averages, with cities like Barcelona, Athens and even Bucharest getting over 2000 hours.

So it’s not surprising to see that people are dying to get away and top up their tan.

Here are the top five according to the Irish airline:


Always a popular choice, Lanzarote continues to welcome flocks of Irish holidaymakers year after year. Enjoy its golden sand beaches, crystal clear waters, authentic Spanish tapas while taking in its unique volcanic landscape – the views are as breath-taking as it sounds!


The largest of the Canary Islands is famed for its diversity of landscape and great weather all year round. The island has many natural wonders and traditional towns full of culture to explore this summer.

The Hole in the Wall pub in Tenerife.


A famous holiday destination boasting white sandy beaches interrupted by cliffs and sheltered coves. A popular spot for adventure-filled tourists to enjoy water sports from surfing, windsurfing and water skiing.

Gran Canaria

A hiker’s paradise! This diverse, mountainous island is known for its black lava and white sand beaches. Culture vultures are equally catered for in the ancient capital of Las Palmas, with its historic architecture and enviable shopping and foodie options. A unique destination that has something for everyone and perfect for family and friends to enjoy a well-deserved break away this year.


Arguably the most beautiful of all the Greek islands, Santorini’s stunning caldera poses as the ultimate centrepiece, offering the most amazing views of rugged landscapes and the whitewashed cubiform houses overlooking the sea and beaches consisting of black, red and white lava pebbles. With some of the most mesmerising sunrises and sunsets, Santorini is well known for being an island of romance – the perfect holiday destination for couples.

Ryanair has also launched new and unearthed routes from Dublin to Nimes in France, Alghero in Sardinia and Madeira in Portugal which the airline says “will be the best bang for your buck this summer.”


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