We are into the final two weeks of the summer vacations before the majority of children file back to school. Many of you will have enjoyed a week or two with your families in and around the Med; others with younger children, and therefore not constrained by school vacations, may be waiting until September when you know it is safe to come out. September is a lovely month for traveling in Europe - the summer crowds have dissipated, prices have fallen, the Sea is at its warmest and it is still reliably sunny. Take a look at these lovely ideas for a September escape to the Med to make the most of it.
Daios Cove, Crete
Many of the 1 and 2-bed villas are full during the key summer months, but from September onwards, availability in these popular accommodation types dramatically improves. Prices drop by -34% from mid-September when compared to August. If you book before the 31 August, you receive a free night and also credit to use whilst on vacation (€100-€150 depending on room type booked). This can be combined with the free half board for stays from 30 September to 30 October 2013. And to top it all, we’re offering one free childcare space at our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers Club.
Pine Cliffs, Algarve
When all the big kids have gone back to school, Pine Cliffs is a fantastic vacation for families with under 5s. In September and early October our Explorers club is ruled by pre-school children, so your little ones are bound to find a friend or two. Incredibly, prices drop by -50% from mid-September when compared to August. Plus, there’s a free upgrade offer from self-catering to half board for all new bookings made before 31 August for stays from 01 September to 31 October.
Thanos Hotels, Cyprus
September and October in Cyprus mean guaranteed sunshine as the weather is still hot and sunny. The beautiful beachfront Anassa in the secluded area of Polis is offering 7 nights for the price of 5 when you book any Studio Suite or Garden Studio Suite. Prices also drop by -13% in September and the first half of October when compared to August. The 5-star contemporary, chic Hotel Almyra in Paphos is offering a 15% discount if you book a minimum of 5 nights; this can also be combined with the free upgrade to half board, making this lovely seafront hotel in Paphos an incredibly good value alternative to its slightly pricier beachfront sister, the Anassa.
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily
September is arguably the loveliest month of the year to visit Sicily. It's the perfect time for a late summer beach fix and the weather is pleasant enough to potter around gorgeous, sandy-colored medieval towns without working up too much of a sweat. In addition, there are food festivals galore. It's the grape picking season too, so the island is awash with wine festivals. Prices drop by -55% in September and October compared to mid-August. Book a minimum of four nights and receive one free night if you stay between 06 September and 30 October, plus we’re also offering one free kids club place at our exclusive Scott Dunn Explorers Club.