GREECE should be at the top of your list if you are thinking of an early autumn beach holiday not too far away.
Without the hustle and bustle of the summer crowds, you can still enjoy the sunny days and beaches for half price in September and October.
Whether you want a party holiday on the famous coasts of Mykonos and Zante or a relaxing holiday in Crete and Corfu, there are plenty of options.
Most of the islands have an average temperature of around 25°C in September, with the lowest temperature reaching around 19°C.
From October, however, temperatures start to drop, with an average daily high of 23°C and a low of 17°C.
Many tour operators are currently offering special offers, allowing you to save up to 45 percent off your Greece vacation.
The best offers come from holiday giants such as TUI, Jet2holidays and loveholidays.
All the deals we found are available for less than £500 per person.
You can also find different boarding options, from self catering and room only to half board and all inclusive.
The cheapest deal we found is in Kefalonia. Week-long stays at the Galini Hotel cost from £168 per person.
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This holiday was originally priced at £258, so you’ll save nearly £100.
If you don’t care where in Greece you’re going and want to snag the biggest bargains, these are the deals for less than £300 per person:
While these deals are a bit more expensive, they’re still under £500 per person:
If you’d rather explore a different area that’s not a tourist hotspot, we’ve found the ‘untouched’ Greek island that only locals know about.
It has beautiful beaches and Santorini style houses and is not far from Santorini.
Anafi is characterized by freshly painted houses, a calm atmosphere and the easy-going friendliness of the locals.
We’ve also rounded up the best all inclusive trips to Spain, Greece and Turkey from £326 per person in September.
And the best deals for short-haul travel in early fall.
If you don’t mind traveling further, the exotic Cape Verde Islands offer high temperatures of 30°C, cheap hotels and surprisingly short flights.