Brits looking to book a late summer getaway in 2011 have been given a few pointers by the Conde Nast Traveller magazine, with resorts in Turkey, France, Greece, Spain and Italy all given the nod.
The renowned travel magazine set out a range of options for holidays in late summer and on into the autumn, beginning with the Lycian coast in Turkey, which offers warm temperatures and the chance to unwind in beautiful surroundings. The region’s sites of historical interest and quiet beaches were also noted as good reasons to pay the area a visit, and with cheap flights to Dalaman widely available even after the summer period has drawn to a close, travellers on a tight budget can also consider a trip there.
Another area recommended by Conde Nast Traveller was the Dordogne region of France, which “presents the quintessential image of a rural France idyll,” according to the magazine. Named after the river Dordogne running through it, this region is located between the Pyrénées mountain range and the Loire valley in south-western France, and boasts more than 1,500 castles for visitors to explore.
The Amalfi Coast in Italy was highlighted for travellers seeking a late seaside holiday. Hotels and flights to the region were said to become cheaper and quieter towards September and October, with its dramatic steep shores and picturesque towns and villages provides a wealth of attractions to tourists.
Spain’s Costa de la Luz and the Greek island of Santorini also received recommendations from Conde Nast, for those looking for European escapes, and Cornwall was recommended for anyone wanting to stay in the UK for a late summer break.