It seems as though the British summer may be well and truly over – but if you have a hankering for the sun, there are still plenty of places you can go to top up your tan. By travelling to one of these sunny destinations, you can forget all about the dull British weather – just don’t forget to pack your sun cream!
Crete and the other Greek islands are excellent destinations for an autumn holiday. Although the days won’t be quite as long or warm as they are during the height of summer, this makes it perfect weather for walking and hiking, allowing you to take in some of the area’s stunning natural attractions, such as the Samaria Gorge. Crete villa holidays give you the freedom to come and go as you please, indulge in some fresh food from the local markets and tavernas and even laze by a private pool.
It may not be the first destination to spring to mind, but Croatia is a beautiful destination with plenty of sunshine, particularly around the Adriatic coast. September is a great time to visit, as there’ll be warm, sunny weather, the sea will still be warm enough to swim in, and you won’t see the same tourist crowds as you would in the height of summer. Again, you can find a range of beautiful villas in Croatia which give you the freedom to explore as you like.
The land of the Pharoahs has been a popular destination for many years, and as you might expect from a largely desert country, there’s no shortage of sun! Visiting in autumn is a good idea for those who are used to cooler climates, as the temperatures won’t reach quite the same peaks as they do in summer, but you’ll still have plenty of sun and warmth. If you look away from the big hotels and resorts, you can find excellent independent accommodation in Luxor, very convenient for exploring the Valley of the Kings, sailing the Nile or taking in the other fantastic sights of the country.
If grey clouds and dipping thermometers are getting you down, then all you need to do is pack your bags, book your flights, and head off on a holiday to the sun. You’ll not only get a great tan, but you can even benefit from lower prices by travelling outside the summer rush!