I recently won two airplane tickets to Europe and we are looking to go somewhere with some sun in October. We have shortlisted Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, but open to other suggestions...any recommendations? Thanks
Morocco and Egypt really aren't in Europe, so I don't know if they'll let you fly there... Turkey has become, in my opinion, increasingly more dangerous for foreigners; but then, the Rivera is luxury personified.
For Egypt, Sharm el Sheikh is a gorgeous resort. It's tourist-y, but for the obvious reason. If you want to get off the beaten track, I'd recommend Libya and Tunisia as they both have wonderful beaches, but again: not Europe. Africa. If it is beaches you're after Europe in October isn't the best choice. The South of France (Biarritz, for example) will have stunning weather (around 70-80F), but it's cold at night. I'd recommend it first. It is, however, pricey, so if you're trying to keep it on the cheap, it might be the best location!
I'd recommend Greece, too. It will still be gorgeous in terms of temperature and if you find the right island, you'll find the one to suit you best; ie clubbing, culture, art, price, etc. As this is off-season in Greece, you can get brilliant discounts, too! If Spain is your thing -- especially as you can ferry over to Morocco for a day trip -- I'd really recommend the Andaluisa region. about 8 years ago
Lanzarote or the Canaries in general may still have some good weather at that time of year. Turkey would be warm in early October but you may have rain and it will be cooler at night - and lots of resorts shut down (or reduce facilities) mid October.
Madeira would be good but not so great for a beach holiday. Malta or Gozo would be fun.
Greece would still have warm pockets - Crete would be your best bet. about 8 years ago