Five Places to Catch Some Autumn Sun
We’ve scoured the world and discovered the best places for you to top up your tan, enjoy the autumn heat and explore without the interruptions of the summer hubbub of tourists.
Greece is a favourite summer holiday destination and is the perfect autumn sun destination too. Heading out in Autumn enables you to miss the summer rush of tourism. Enjoy the town during this tranquil tan and top up you summer tan to keep yourself sun kissed all winter round. Make sure to explore historic Crete, you may even encounter figures from Greek myths if you visit the ruins of Knossos. We recommend staying at of the exclusive hotel’s at Elounda SA Hotels & Resorts for the perfect base for your holiday. Make sure to try out their incredible Six Sense Spa.
Croatia is know well known for being one of the main locations for Game of thrones, with key Kings Landing scenes being filmed from Dubrovnik old town, but this is not the only reason to visit. Croatia is a sun blessed destination in Autumn, and averages at 25⁰C, perfect for exploring the coastline. WE recommend staying outside of the main town in one of the surrounding villages, such as Cavtat and traveling into Dubrovnik by water taxi. If you visit make sure to walk the old town walls and visit the fortress on the hillside just outside the town, which not only has great views but is also the scene of Joffery’s name-day in Game of Thrones. Plus the food and drink is super cheap!
No autumn sun list would be complete without an African destination. We recommend Accra, with an average temperature of 28⁰C in September, it’s the perfect place to escape the autumn chill and ensure your summer tan is continued until Christmas. We recommend soaking up the sun on Labadi Beach, which often has live reggae music performances on the weekends. The beach is not only beautiful but also provides the perfect opportunity to party with the Ghanaians! We suggest staying in the luxurious Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City. With a beautiful infinity pool and world class fitness facilities this exclusive hotel is the perfect backdrop for any Ghana-based adventures.
Autumn is a beautiful season to visit Tuscany, the intense heat of the peak summer month’s gives way to warm balmy evenings and is the ideal time to explore the Tuscan countryside as the olive oil and wine production begins. The weather provides the perfect setting to enjoy alfresco dinners and relax by the pool and is the BEST season for fresh figs, grapes, mushrooms, chestnuts, truffles, olive oil. The temperatures at this time of year are warm but not too hot, making it the perfect destination for sightseeing. We suggest staying with Tuscany Now & More who have an exquisite range of villas throughout Tuscany, perfectly located to take advantage of visits to fully functioning vineyards and olive harvesting in full swing. Excursions are available from any of the Tuscany Now & More villas and allow experts to showcase all that this stunning region has to offer. From foodie offerings such as truffle hunting and chestnut picking to taking in the autumn shades with a train ride through the countryside, this is the ideal time to explore.
For a sunny autumn getaway, try the Zagori region. If your looking for untouched nature, idyllic enclaves and wildlife this is truly a destination like no other. Take advantage of the stunning weather and explore the incredible Pindus Mountains, or enjoy kayaking in the Voidomatis River as well as canyoning, hand gliding and excursions to the Gamila Mountain Peaks and the Drakolimni Lake. The perfect temperature to admire the old arched stone bridges, the cobbled streets that converge at small picturesque squares, the incredible gorges and alpine altitude lakes, as well as the breath-taking views of the Vikos Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. Visitors can also hike the Steps of Vradeto, an impressive 200 year old cobbled path with 1000 steps. The imposing rock towers of Astraka and the mythical Drakolimni Lake are also unique Hiking destinations. If you really want to live among nature we suggest staying at Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas, a hidden gem and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this resort provides the perfect base for exploring everything Zagori has to offer.