Autumn holidays on an island? It can't be done, it's just ideal! In Greece, islands may be the absolute synonym for summer holidays, but even when autumn makes its appearance, they continue to be ideal travel destinations for a getaway away from the city. Let's see four islands that never stop inviting you to discover them, even when the leaves start falling.
The blessed place of Crete is an island that everyone should visit regardless of season, so do not hesitate to pack your bags even now that September is coming to an end. Apart from its beauty, Crete is also known for its heat. Located in the southern part of Europe, it experiences more summer than the rest of the places, so its climate will generously offer you its warmth all three months of autumn. Make sure this time your trip has the aura of exploration, discover the traditional villages of Crete near its breathtaking mountains. Archanes in Heraklion with its stone-built paths flooded with the aromas of flowers, the picturesque Margarites in Rethymno with their Venetian touch, or Vamos in Chania with the mansions of another era are waiting for you to discover their beauty and uniqueness. Hiking in its magnificent mountains and gorges should not be missing from your program so that you can truly become one with the place.
Entertainment is another part that you will not miss in autumn Crete, since the process of distilling raki is followed by a traditional feast that should not be missed, always accompanied by local products of the new crop.
Autumn holidays in Lefkada
Although Lefkada, like all the Ionian Islands, is famous for its wonderful beaches that enchant anyone who dives, its autumn environment is just as amazing as the summer. Hiking here is the most ideal way to feel the connection with nature and the island. The beauty of the environment with its earthy colors invites you to enjoy it while gazing at its unique view. Melissa Gorge is the right choice to experience it, as are the wetlands on the north side of the island.
Lefkada is also full of vineyards and olive groves waiting to be discovered by cycling in landscapes that will surely be unforgettable, with the seasonal smell of grapes flooding the atmosphere. Walks in the city never stop being one of the number one best ways to spend your day. Walking on its unique paths, which you will now find less crowded, admire the architecture of the island making stops to immortalize the moment and visit museums and libraries, just before sitting in one of the picturesque squares to enjoy the first hot coffee of the season.
Santorini: Calm and always immersive
Santorini is perhaps one of the islands that you will experience more fully and certainly more economically if you find yourself in the lands in autumn. Away from the hordes of people that usually flood the island, this season you will have the opportunity to enjoy its unique landscapes with greater tranquility. Perhaps the most important of these is the famous sunset in Oia It invites you to gaze at its breathtaking view in an all-white Cycladic setting. Experience the island walking comfortably from side to side, the castle town of Skaros is waiting to tell you its long history, in a cooler and less noisy environment, as well as ancient Thira, which stands as the ruler of the whole island.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the settlement of Messaria, with its unique vineyards, where its stunning landscape with traditional squares and picturesque houses is of all-weather, but also seasonal
Rhodes all-weather holidays
Rhodes is another island that You should not hesitate to visit at any time. Let alone for the autumn holidays. Being in autumn Rhodes you will have the opportunity to explore the medieval city with the aura of warm weather that does not easily leave the island, but with more quietness which has already appeared on the streets of the island.
Its archaeological museum and the unique palace of the Great Maistros should definitely be stops on your journey, learning pieces of history through its exhibits. If you are a lover of natural activities, hiking in Rhodes will charm you, Since its beautiful landscapes give you the opportunity to enjoy them even after summer. The Seven Springs, with the tunnel that takes you directly to the pages of a fairy tale, are there to remind you.
The beauty of the Greek islands has so many different aspects that it could not be limited to just one season, travel to their environment and autumn and let their magic fascinate you.