Holidays for autumn sun

It may be looking gloomy here, but there's still summer sun to be had nearby, right up until the end of October - and you may even beat the crowds.

ITALY
The islands of Sicily and Sardinia (on the southern tip and west of Italy respectively) boast summer sun well into autumn. Weather can be variable, of course, but usually worth the risk.

The Deal: Just Sardinia is offering a two bedroom (sleeps six), self catering apartment for seven nights, £599.

Sep high: 28° Oct high: 25°

Italy: Villa L'Arco  Cyprus: Evabelle Napa

MOROCCO
Marrakech and the coastal regions of Morocco are an incredibly safe bet at this time of year. The sun will shine, but it won't be as uncomfortable as the 40° highs of July and August.

The Deal: First Choice have come up with a seven night all inclusive stay at the three star Caribbean Village Agador in Agadir, flying from London (mid-Oct) for £464pp.

Sep high: 33° Oct high: 28°

CYPRUS
The coast of Cyprus is a hotspot in autumn, and many of the crowds (particularly families) have cleared. It's also part of the eurofree zone, so expect a low budget break.

The Deal: On The Beach's best deal to Larnaca is a seven night stay in the four star Evabelle Napa Hotel Apartments. Flights fly mid-September, and the price tag is just over £260pp.

Sep high: 31° Oct high: 27°

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