It was the ancient Greeks who first referred to The Canary Islands as ‘The Fortunate Isles’, Greek mythology noted the importance of the islands as a gateway to the afterlife for mortals related to the Gods, the great heroes or the most righteous of beings.
Thankfully nowadays the criteria in regards to who steps off the plane to enjoy the wonderful climate and culture of Gran Canaria isn’t so strict, although the name ‘The Fortunate Isles’ has remained.
And we certainly do feel fortunate here in Gran Canaria, mostly due to the very mild winter temperatures we are currently experiencing, whilst the rest of central and northern Europe are experiencing plummeting temperatures and heavy snowfall. The only white you’ll find at Anfi is the beautiful white sand on our beach!
At Germany’s busiest airport Frankfurt, over half of the flights forecast at the beginning of this week have been cancelled, and meteorologists have predicted that by the end of the week the country will have had over 6 billion tonnes of snow dumped on it!
Also, many UK airports have seen flights cancelled and long delays, with Heathrow cancelling over 1,000 flights since the snow began in earnest almost a week ago.
But whatever the weather in your homeland, you can rest assured that we have sunshine waiting for you in Gran Canaria – daily temperatures in the Canary Isles for the following week are forecast to range from 20 to 26° – so don’t forget to pack that sun cream, you will definitely need it!
How have the weather conditions affected your travel plans this winter?