With the September starting and the days getting shorter, we all longingly think about the summer months behind us, catching still some sun whenever we have the chance. However, it is not needed just to dream about the summer and the sea – if living in Europe, there are some very beautiful destinations still being warmed by the summer sun. If you are not one of the lucky ones actually living in such amazing places by the sea, we bring you some recommendations of where to still enjoy the summer sun&fun in September.
1. Azores, Portugal
If you are in mood for sun, sea and scenery different from others, Azores is the choice for you! In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, this archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands will definitely take your breath away! You can enjoy all kinds of activities, from sailing, island hopping and snorkeling to hiking and bird-watching. The list continues and the choice is yours!
2. Budva, Montenegro
Have you already discovered this spectacular place? If not – September is the ideal time to do so! Set at the very south of the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea in the beautiful country of Montenegro, Budva is one of the most popular places to visit – with gorgeous beaches and rich history, this charming city attracts people from all over the world. The historic town with fortified walls and cobbled streets will take you in with its allure together with the mesmerizing nature of vibrant colors taking a special place in your heart.
3. Crete, Greece
I guess Crete island in Greece is on every sea-lover’s list to visit so why not do so in September – the temperatures are still high enough to enjoy the sun and probably the most incredible sand beaches ever and gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. The largest Greek island is very welcoming and diverse indeed so besides the beautiful nature, it offers very interesting historical places and you can visit world renown archeological site of Knossos. With Greeks being the friendliest hosts, you will enjoy discovering all of the island and culture in an unforgettable experience for sure.
4. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Located in the very south of Croatia, the city that played King’s Landing in the Game of Thrones needs no special introduction. The Adriatic pearl is not only famous for its contemporary role but also because of the rich history that it still holds within its gorgeous walls. And while during the summer months of July and August it can get very crowded, September is your perfect chance to visit this incredible city without and fully enjoy everything it has to offer – heritage, culture, history, clear sea and delicious food. Don’t forget to visit also some of the islands like Lokrum, Lopud, Šipan or Koločep – you will feel you discovered the Heaven on Earth.
5. Sardinia, Italy
Wherever you go on this beautiful island, it will be a good choice for sure! But also, why not just go around from one place to the next and discover amazing villages and beaches while enjoying delicious food and wine. Whether you decide to do so by car or by boat, the feeling will be all the same – you will want to return for some more magic of Sardinia!