The summer is now over and it’s time to put away your flip flops and shorts. But if you missed out on all the sunshine thanks to the typical British weather, don’t worry, as there are many great cities in Europe that are still warm enough to make a getaway. Here is a selection of cheap autumn breaks that you can visit this year.
Visiting Sardinia in autumn lets you discover the island’s best-kept secrets, without the hustle and bustle of tourists. From September all the way to November, there are a number of festivals that take place across 20 villages. The streets of Sardinia are transformed into markets and workshops that feature local crafts. If you’re looking for someplace quieter, take a stroll through one of the island’s empty beaches and soak up the sun’s rays.
Even in Autumn, Andalucia is hot, with temperatures often hitting 30 or higher. While the beaches are perfect this time of the year, they are still less crowded than in August. This is the ideal time to go kayaking through the national park of Sierra de Aracena. Also don’t miss out on the 13th century churches that are located near the limestone caves of this lively market town.
Before booking your autumn holiday, look for single trip or annual travel insurance online. You will find some competitive deals that are offered by tour operators and travel agencies.
Turkey is still sunny but not scorching hot in September and October. It’s the perfect time to visit the fishing village of Kas, which is located on the south of the country. If you’re planning on exploring this ancient resort by car, then take a drive through the 250 mile road from Fethiye to Antalya. If you’re a fan of watersports, the best time to dive is between late September and early October when you can see the most fish activity. The first rain usually falls during these months, making it the best time to go snorkeling.
No matter which Greek Island you choose, in autumn you are likely to find warm sunshine. One of the most popular Greek islands that still manages to draw in the crowds is Rhodes. This medieval town isn’t short on history with its narrow valleys and ottoman castles. Late September is an ideal time to visit the Butterfly Valley as this is the most popular tourist attraction in Rhodes. As it’s out of season, you can enjoy this amazingly green dell that’s right in the middle of the island, without all the tourists overcrowding you. Take your time and look out for hundreds of brightly coloured butterflies that populate the valley every year between June and September. The temperature is usually no more than 25 Celsius in autumn, making it perfect for topping up your tan on the nearby beaches. Head 4 miles to the south and you’ll see the famous therapeutic springs of Kalithea.