U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-25-2009, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Florida
105 posts, read 564,970 times
Reputation: 102

Advertisements

We are looking to travel over the next month either somewhere in France, Greece or Italy. We love the beach but I am wondering if anyone has traveled to the South of France, Greek Isles or the beaches in Italy at the end of October. I don't expect it to be 80 degrees but could it still possibly be warm enough to enjoy the beach or should we consider somewhere else in Europe and make it more of a sight seeing vacation? Would love some input from anyone that has traveled at this time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-25-2009, 02:26 AM
 
Location: rain city
2,958 posts, read 11,350,632 times
Reputation: 4909
I have been to Greece in this season. Even on the southern islands the weather begins to turn in by middle of October. But it's nice. Still mostly warm, with weather fronts beginning to come through.

October is the beginning of the off season. Room prices plummet. Museums and tourist sites empty out. Beach resorts bring in the umbrellas. It's actually very nice, no crowds to fight and your money goes much much farther.

Better than high season summer really, when these southern Mediterranean places are hotter than Hades, crazy expensive, and mobbed by the insane drunken party crowd.

Go in October. There are still warm days and warm water, lower prices, and more privacy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-25-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: on an island
13,382 posts, read 40,909,074 times
Reputation: 13245
Never been to Sardinia. Some day I would like to get to Malta--it might be nice in late October.
You could go to Collioure in France, Crete in Greece, or Hvar in Croatia.
All are beautiful and I bet the water would still be *fairly* warm.
I know Crete touts itself as being the warmest European island.
There are also the Canary Islands (Spain)--they are, I believe, close to Africa.
Or there is also Tunisia.
Or Cyprus.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-26-2009, 07:43 AM
 
32,060 posts, read 32,956,580 times
Reputation: 14944
Southern France in October may be warm enough. Another option would be to go to Israel which is usually warm enough until late October (& sometimes even the beginning of November!).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-26-2009, 10:32 AM
 
6,351 posts, read 19,343,335 times
Reputation: 9919
Deployed to Sardinia a number of times when I was in the USAF; loved it! Went to the shore near Cagliari; would think the weather in October would still be warm enough for the beaches.

Where in the he*l is Decimomannu? Right next to Decimoputzu! (One of our deployment T-shirts...)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-28-2009, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Milan - ITALY
2,994 posts, read 3,498,455 times
Reputation: 2836
I'm not sure that in October you can make a bath on the beach.

I think that you can go to the beach till September.

have a good day
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-29-2009, 10:58 AM
 
6,351 posts, read 19,343,335 times
Reputation: 9919
Minniemouse, You know better; you live there! I, on the other hand, speak as a warm-blooded guy who went down there from a much-cooler Germany. Perhaps that's why I am a little more forgiving of the weather...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-30-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Milan - ITALY
2,994 posts, read 3,498,455 times
Reputation: 2836
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crew Chief View Post
Minniemouse, You know better; you live there! I, on the other hand, speak as a warm-blooded guy who went down there from a much-cooler Germany. Perhaps that's why I am a little more forgiving of the weather...
Sardinia has a better weather than Germany. All Italy has a better weather then Germany.

Now, we are at the end of September and here, it's hot also. It's very strange...
In Italy, in October , there's a good time if you are lucky. In the other case...rain.

Sardinia is better than Milan as weather but I'm not sure that you can go to swimm.

I'm here if you need to receive some info.

PS: the best beach that I have seen in Sardinia, is STINTINO (la pelosa beach). wow...it's an Italian caribe





Have a good day!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-30-2009, 12:57 PM
 
32 posts, read 118,079 times
Reputation: 108
Quote:

PS: the best beach that I have seen in Sardinia, is STINTINO (la pelosa beach). wow...it's an Italian caribe



Have a good day!
Thats awesome! Didnt know that there are beaches in Europa that look like a caribbean island!

Swimming in the sea in October should be possible in southern spain, on the southern Greece islands and maybe in southern france. But Im not sure about France, but the Cote d Azur is famous for the warm climate during winter - so maybe the sea will be warm enough in October?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-07-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Flanders, Belgium
267 posts, read 764,193 times
Reputation: 264
The warmest places in Europe at the end of october are:
- Cyprus
- Kreta (Greek isle)
- Andalusian coast+ Sevilla, Cordoba area.
- Canary Islands
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top