There are places that are blessed with great weather post summer, and where Autumn is notoriously late to kick in, if ever! The Mediterranean is definitely one region that enjoys fantastic weather after the end of summer. Countries like Greece with its countless islands, Spain and Portugal as well as Cyprus and Turkey usually benefit from the region’s mild climate, while further away from the Mediterranean, there are some island clusters that promise tropical holidays post summer. Here are some ideas about how to maximise on wonderful post summer weather and extend that summer feeling as long as possible. Post summer generally means that there are less crowds around, and choosing a cruise holiday also guarantees your peace and quiet, which is amplified by the astonishing sea visuals that interchange every day of your trip.
A week long Greece & Turkey cruise
Combining two countries in a single, week long cruise will reveal two different kinds of culture in one go. A Greece and Turkey 7 day cruise will take you to five amazing destinations including two high profile Greek islands, Mykonos and Santorini, one of incredible natural beauty and one of the lesser known islands, Milos, as well Greece’s largest and most autonomous, Crete. From Crete sailing northeast leads you to Kusadasi, Turkey, a popular beach resort town on the Aegean’s eastern shore frontier. Greece’s ancient heritage is known far and wide, however, there is one site that is truly impressive, found in the inland of Kusadasi. Ephesus is an ancient Greek city that is extremely well preserved, and visiting it will expand your horizons in terms of the ancient Greek civilisation.
An alternative Cyclades islands cruise
An alternative Cyclades islands cruise that leans towards off the beaten track takes you to some truly beautiful islands that many may have never heard of. Irakleia is definitely privy to a small number of people while Sikinos, Folegandros and Koufonisia are only gradually receiving more exposure as there is a trend of moving away from the most popular islands to those that can offer a more authentic island experience. The aforementioned islands can boast scenic, almost untouched landscapes while their cultural core has stood still in time, with locals going about their regular routine as they have done for years now.
A tropical, Cape Verde cruise
Post summer is a great opportunity to push your travel boundaries and venture out further into the unknown, to destinations that you have only ever imagined of visiting. Leaving the Mediterranean sea behind, the bolder travellers can head westbound, and consider visiting the wondrous Atlantic where the sensational Cape Verde islands are located. A tropic paradise awaits those who are willing to go beyond their comfort zone and are interested to see the magnificence of this volcanic archipelago off the northwestern coast of Africa. A cruise around Cape Verde islands will introduce visitors to a world of immense, exotic and diverse natural beauty, alluring wildlife and an intriguing culture that is a mixture between African and Portuguese heritage.
Best Post Summer Cruise Ideas was last modified: September 29th, 2018 by The Daily Traveller