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The best places for September sun

11 September 2019 08:33

Escape to Menorca in the Mediterranean

Escape to Menorca in the Mediterranean

Looking for a last splash of sun before winter creeps in? With schools back in action, September is the perfect time to catch those final few rays without the holiday crowds. Here are some of our favourite spots for September sunshine...

The Algarve, Portugal

An ever-popular tourist destination, the Algarve is also one of the sunniest places around, with summers stretching late into September. As school holidays come to an end, you can enjoy all the perks of the Algarve's sun-splashed beach resorts and perfect water-sport weather for much cheaper prices than you would in high-season.

Santorini, Greece

Upmarket Santorini is one of Greece's most breath-taking islands, boasting classic white-washed towns set against a vivid volcanic backdrop. Popular in the summer months, bargains can be found as temperatures drop off, meaning you'll be able to enjoy the volcanic pebbles and warm waters of the island's famous Red Beach sooner than you think.

Menorca, Spain

As one of the Balearics in the Mediterranean Sea, Menorca offers travellers a livelier holiday atmosphere with plenty of popular night spots to keep your summer parties flowing. Lay out on pristine sands by day before taking to your favourite beach bars as the sun goes down, sipping a cocktail or two and dancing your way into autumn.

Paphos, Cyprus

Whether you're looking for crystal clear waters or historic charm, Paphos is the perfect sun-spoilt destination to lap up those last moments of summer. Explore the Tomb of the Kings, visit beach bars overlooked by a Medieval castle or take a trip down the coast to Aphrodite's Rock, the mythical birthplace of the goddess, Aphrodite.

Sicily, Italy

This glorious southern island at the bottom of Italy's boot is one for the romantics. A countryside sprawling with vineyards, olive groves and lemon trees calls for long afternoons spent wine tasting in the late-summer sun. Feast your eyes and your stomachs in the warming glow of Italian sunsets as you gorge on rich Italian food and take in the endless horizon.

Cappadocia, Turkey

September highs of around 30°C make Cappadocia a welcome retreat as the mercury drops in Blighty. A region of natural wonder, Cappadocia is a maze of ancient caves and underground tunnels. However, the best view is from above. Take to the air in one of the hot air balloons that decorate the sky each and every morning and revel in landscapes that are truly out of this world.

Booking in some last-minute sun?

Before you head for the departure lounge, make sure you've got the right travel insurance cover. At World First we provide last-minute travel insurance that has everything you need and nothing you don't. So you'll be fully covered however late you book your escape.