Holidays in October are perfect if you're searching for a last blast of sunshine before winter, with many gorgeous destinations in southern parts of Europe still hot and sunny. The Mediterranean is blessed with warm temperatures and has a myriad of all-round resorts that are great for beach getaways, whether you're planning to stay in Greece, Cyprus, Turkey or the Algarve. It's not all about beautiful beach destinations that boast powder-soft sands and turquoise waters, though. You've got spectacular city breaks such as Barcelona, Lisbon and Dubai serving up lashings of sun, sights and entertainment – October holidays are fab for last minute travel deals, with great offers on hotels and flights.
October Holiday Deals
Escape the hustle and bustle and dive into the warm, azure waters of the Mediterranean with October holiday deals that are easy on the wallet! For late sunshine, Greece is a favourite. October in Santorini is balmy with temperatures around 25°C, making it an ideal destination for gorgeous beach getaways. From the exotic Red Beach and family-friendly Monolithos Beach to the cosmopolitan Perivolos, Santorini's stretches of sand offer long, lazy hours of golden sunshine. Cyprus has the longest summer of all the Med islands, and with eight hours of toasty sunshine a day, holidays in Paphos are hard to beat when it comes to fun, sun and sea. Holidays in the Algarve are popular among travellers looking for endless sunshine and thrilling watersports. A little further along the coast, Praia de Roche has a stunning golden beach with a fun zone for kids, a wide range of watersports and beautiful bays lined with alfresco restaurants.