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Santorini, Corfu Among CNT’s Top 25 Destinations to Visit in September

Fira, Santorini island. Photo source: Visit Greece/Y.Skoulas

Fira, Santorini island. Photo source: Visit Greece/Y.Skoulas

The Greek islands of Santorini and Corfu are included on the list of the Top 25 destinations to go on holiday in September, which was recently published by UK luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller (CNT).

Imerovigli, Santorini. Photo © Maria Theofanopoulou

“September is the new January, which means the time is ripe for new beginnings and new adventures… It’s the sweet shoulder season for a number of exotic sugar-sand islands,” CNT said.

Corfu ranks 20th and Santorini 23rd on the list, which also includes cities and islands from all over the world.

According to CNT, “the shoulder seasons – April-May, September-October – tend to be the most pleasant time to visit Greece and the Greek Islands… So, we will plump for September in Corfu, when our morning swim is a warm and delicious affair, and the island’s forested hills are still green for afternoon dozes beneath the oaks and olive trees.”

Corfu, Old town. Photo Source: Visit Greece / M. Mitzithropoulos

Corfu, Old town. Photo Source: Visit Greece / M. Mitzithropoulos

Furthermore, the travel magazine strongly recommends Santorini for holidays in September, when “the boiling broiling summer rush is over, the sea is warmer than ever, the skies are blue and the evenings cooler”.

Galway in Ireland ranks first on CNT’s list, and is followed by Hermanus, South Africa in second place; Utah, US in third; Istanbul, Turkey in fourth; and Loire Valley, France in the fifth position.

  1. Galway, Ireland
  2. Hermans, South Africa
  3. Utah, USA
  4. Istanbul, Turkey
  5. Loire Valley, France
  6. Zanzibar, Tanzania
  7. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  8. San Francisco, USA
  9. French Polynesia
  10. Albania
  11. Mexico City
  12. Japan
  13. Peru
  14. Lisbon, Portugal
  15. Morocco
  16. Ibiza and Formentera, Spain
  17. New York, USA
  18. Sicily, Italy
  19. Milan, Italy
  20. Corfu, Greece
  21. Coatswolds, United Kingdom
  22. Zimbabwe
  23. Santorini, Greece
  24. Budapest, Hungary
  25. Barcelona, Spain
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