Three Greek islands are included in the top ten islands in Europe, which the British choose to escape this Autumn, in order to enjoy the sun and why not the sea.
According to Holidu these islands are Santorini, which is in fourth place, Corfu and Rhodes in ninth and tenth place, respectively.
With Autumn perhaps the best time for a European island getaway, as the weather continues to be sunny and temperatures consistently warm, prices are better and the crowds are less, Holidu presents the European islands that most frequently searched for by internet users in the UK.
In first place is Tenerife, Spain, with an average of 165,000 searches per month on Instagram. According to the website, Tenerife is the most popular European island among Brits! Tenerife is the largest island of the Canary Islands and is located off the coast of West Africa. Locally, it is dominated by the Teide volcano, Spain’s highest mountain. Two airports ensure easy access and thus the sunny island welcomes millions of holidaymakers every year.
In second place is Lanzarote, also in Spain, with around 135,000 searches per month on Instagram. “Lanzarote offers opportunities for activities such as surfing, diving, hiking and cycling, making it a ‘playground’ for adventure lovers. The black sandy beaches of Lanzarote, formed by volcanic activity, offer a unique coastal experience. Like Tenerife, Lanzarote’s pleasant climate, with year-round sunshine, appeals to British travelers looking for a respite from the colder months back home,” Holidu says of the island.
In third place is Mallorca, with around 134,500 searches per month on Instagram. According to the platform, Mallorca secures its place as the third favorite island for British tourists to travel to. With a varied landscape, fantastic beaches, numerous outdoor activities and good accessibility, Brits search for Mallorca online around 134,500 times a month. The island has an average temperature of 27 degrees in September, which makes it an ideal destination for autumn sunbathing.
Santorini is in fourth place, thanks to 110,000 monthly searches and more than seven million hashtags on Instagram. “Santorini is famous for its breathtaking sunsets, picturesque whitewashed houses and iconic blue-domed churches, making it a photogenic paradise. Guests can explore historical sites such as Akrotiri and ancient ruins, adding a cultural dimension to their stay. Local Greek cuisine, especially fresh seafood and Mediterranean flavors, add to the overall experience.The uniqueness of the island and its reputation for luxury travel attract those looking for a luxury getaway,” says Holidu.
Also in Holidu’s Top 10 is Corfu, in ninth place, with an average of 90,500 searches per month on Instagram. According to the website, Corfu offers stunning scenery, greenery and beaches, making it ideal for relaxation and exploration. “The Old Town of Corfu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features Venetian architecture, fortresses and a rich history. From diving to epic viewpoints, there is a variety of things to do on the island, catering to different interests. Οι κρουαζιέρες και οι συνδέσεις με τα κοντινά νησιά παρέχουν ευκαιρίες για εξερεύνηση. Η γαστρονομική σκηνή της Κέρκυρας προσφέρει ένα μείγμα ελληνικών και μεσογειακών γεύσεων”, αναφέρει η Holidu.
Rhodes completes the top ten, with an average of 75,600 searches per month on Instagram. “Crystal clear waters surround the island of the Aegean Sea. Although Rhodes, with temperatures above 30 degrees in summer, is mainly suitable for beach holidays, relaxing days by the sea can be well combined with excursions. For example, it is worth visiting the old town of Rhodes, which is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site”, says the popular website about the island.
The ten most popular islands for Autumn getaways in the UK market
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source : money-tourism.gr