Banish the autumn blues and escape to Europe for some glorious pre-winter sunshine. Just take a look at our fantastic flights – all for £50 or less!
With the summer tourists gone, you can be sure of an idyllic island break in Corfu come October.
Autumn is also the vintage season when the whole island is heady with the scent of grapes. Explore traditional villages like Kynopiastes and Roda, relax on Lefkimmi, Messonghi or crystal clear Barbati beach. If you’re after a little more activity, why not take a hike up Mount Pankreator, the highest on the island. Spend authentic Greek evenings in Captain’s family run taverna. If you’re taking the whole family, kids will love Aqualand, a waterpark with pools and slides galore! Find flights to Corfu
At the very tip of the beautiful Croatian coast nestles Pula, with blue seas, cloudless skies and sunshine. Pula Castle dates from the 17th century and has a fascinating Istrian history museum to browse. The Arena is the 6th largest surviving Roman amphitheatre while The Forum; a classical and medieval square, was once the centre of Roman life. Dine al fresco on lobster in Lanterna restaurant or on crab-stuffed ravioli and lavender semifreddo in the homely Restaurant Gina. The famous Istrian Truffles and sweet honey rakija, are other un-missable treats. Find flights to Pula
Once influential in politics, literature, music and art during Austrian-Hungarian times, Trieste has a distinctly Eastern European feel thanks to its proximity to Slovenia and Croatia. Explore the ruins of roman theatres, visit ancient castles like the white waterfront Castle Miramare and museums like Museo Revoltella with fantastic collections of art. Trieste was once home to writer James Joyce who must have loved the cultural mix of this city. Drink coffee in Viennese style cafes and feast on Italian gnocchi, stuffed with plums in former Yugoslavian style. Find flights to Trieste
Catch some of the suns last rays in historical Marseille in the stylish South of France. Watch fishermen selling their stock in the Vieux Port (old harbour) and admire the rooftop views from Notre Dame de la Garde. Le Boulevard oozes elegance and is lined with numerous museums and galleries like the Musee des Beaux Arts. Don’t miss La Fiesta Des Suds in October, a great world music festival or from late November [La Foire aux Santons](C:Userssam.CORPAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsTemporary Internet FilesContent.Outlook7PKP2LGQLa Foire aux Santons), a picturesque Christmas market. Sip a coffee in Le Petit Nice, or La Plaine cafés. Devour Provencal cuisine in L’Epuisette, a harbour restaurant with sea views. Find flights to Marseilles.
With the clubbing crowds now far from Spanish shores, autumn is the perfect time to visit Malaga where temperatures can still reach 26 degrees, even in October. The Moorish castles like Castillo de Gibralfaro and Alcazaba are a feast for the eyes and give cracking views across the city. Birthplace of Picasso, the Picasso Museum is a must see and one of the most extensive collections of his work in the world. The La Conception Botanical gardens are lovely for a nature ramble or hop on two wheels for a bike tour of Malaga. Wind down in the Bodeguita El Gallo, an Andalucían tavern or the Las Garrafas winery and ‘taperia’ (tapas to you and me!). With a sombrero in one hand and sangria in the other, see in the winter, in style. Find flights to Malaga.