Top facts about our destinations by Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Friday 26 May, 12:00 Europe/London

Travelling to Europe is such an eye-opening adventure that it ought to be a taken advantage of by every single person around the world. Witnessing life beyond your everyday routine is educational, inspiring and liberating.

Europe is loaded with history. The cities are old and some of the buildings you see can date as far back as 2000 years, particularly in places like Rome.

Whether you visit these cities for the culture, architecture, beaches or simply for the local delicacies – you will not be short of things to do, see or try.

Step back in time with Glasgow Prestwick Airport and enjoy some fun facts about our destinations in Europe.

  • Barcelona is the only city in the world awarded a Royal Gold Medal for architecture by Royal Institute of British Architects.
  • Corfu is an island with a record number of beaches, calculated at about 119.
  • Tapas started in Alicante when travellers were given little delicacies placed on a slice of bread to accompany their wine or beer.
  • Faro – the southernmost town in Portugal, it is a seaport from which fish, fruit (especially dried figs), wine, and cork are exported.
  • Fuerteventura enjoys around 3,000 hours of sunshine each year. This is over twice the amount of sunshine enjoyed in the UK each year.
  • Ibiza was first called ‘Ibozzim’ by the Phoenician settlers who founded it I 654BC. They also dedicated the island to Bes – the god of music and dance.


  • Southern Tenerife is where you will find the self-claimed ‘most spectacular water attraction in Europe’ – Sim Park.
  • El Golfo (Green Lagoon) is nestled into red cliffs on the west coast of Lanzarote. Formed when sea water flooded an old volcanic crater, the water is green as a result of algae (Ruppia-Maritima) in the water.
  • Artist Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga. Explore his art and history at the Museo Picasso Malaga.
  • The Maltese still keep to the British tradition of driving on the left side of the road – making it the ideal island to tour around for you holiday!
  • Huerta de Europa was the nickname of Murcia. It means fruit, orchards or vegetable gardens.
  • There are over 2,500 restaurants in Majorca.
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a freestanding bell tower of the cathedral in Pisa, known worldwide for its unintended tilt.
  • Modern Rome has 280 fountains and more than 900 churches.
  • Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands making it a major attraction to all walks of life. You can enjoy everything from a relaxing, private vacation to a clubbing or adventure holiday.
  • The name ‘Europe’ might have originated from the Greek work ‘eurus – meaning wide or broad.
  • There are more than 250 languages spoken in Europe.

With so much to discover – what are you waiting for?  Grab these fantastic flight prices before it’s too late.

Return flights to Reus departing Saturday 24 June, returning Saturday 8 July for just £106pp*
Return flights to Pisa departing Wednesday 21 June, returning Wednesday 28 June for just £57pp*
Return flights to Malta departing Thursday 13 July, returning Thursday 27 July for just £83pp*
Return flights to Corfu departing Thursday 20 July, returning Thursday 3 August for just £114pp*


*Prices correct at time of publication