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These are the ideal travel hotspots for those travelling just after the summer

Don’t feel like crowded beaches? Or expensive plane tickets during high season? But you do want a summer holiday in a beautiful Instagram spot? Read on! Because holiday home specialist Belvilla has found five blissful, surprising destinations where you can enjoy the sunshine this autumn. And without plundering your bank account. Vamos!

1. Andalusia, Spain

Beach lovers will get their money’s worth on the beaches of Andalusia. On the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz, temperatures reach 30°C in September and October. Rather fancy a city trip? Then head for Málaga. Or let your legs run free during a fun party in Marbella. Further afield, Nerja spoils you with its cosy centre and rocky coastline. The white houses and hilly landscape of Vejer de la Frontera seem to come straight out of a fairy tale. #pictureperfect

Where to stay: from this charming villa you can easily explore Andalusia by car. The large terrace is perfect for a barbecue with friends while the pool provides some cooling after a hot day. Now that’s a holiday!

2. Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany looks like it came straight out of a romantic feel-good movie. Thanks to its vineyards, ancient villages and endless rows of cypress trees, you simply never get tired of it. Moreover, the temperatures in September and October are heavenly. So you can experience the perfect Indian summer. So grab a Vespa and brace yourself for a great road trip!

Where to stay: Case Fattoria takes you to Montalcino, one of the most famous wine regions in the country. “wijnen wijnen wijnen” (no translation for this as it’s a saying by a famous Dutch person, many Belgians use this phrase as well, it’s about drinking wine) at the edge of the pool and in the meantime you stare at the endless hills in the distance. Lovely, isn’t it?

3. Sardinia, Italy

Cruising through authentic Italy and in the meantime enjoying true island vibes? Welcome to Sardinia! You can explore unspoilt nature and stroll through a colourful town a few kilometres away. And always with the clear blue sea water in the background. Another advantage of Sardinia? The cuisine! It spoils you with fresh pasta, pizza, fish dishes and other Mediterranean delicacies. Buon appetito!

Where to stay: in this stately Belvilla you can let your inner Italian go wild. From the sunny terraces you look out over the sea and the mainland. The swimming pool and the romantic garden are perfect for a delicious aperitif.

4. Côte d’Azur, France

La douce France comes to life on the Côte d’Azur. You can stroll through the streets of Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Or you can find peace and quiet in villages like Grimaud, Èze or Ramatuelle. There, the rooster will still crow you awake. And you can stroll to the local bakery for a creamy croissant or crispy baguette.

Spending the night: Just a stone’s throw from Fréjus and Saint-Tropez, unpack your bags in Villa Les Issambres. In this luxurious holiday home, you won’t be short of eyes. Several sunny terraces offer you a sublime view of the French coast. And then there is the breathtaking swimming pool!

5. Korčula, Croatia

The Croatian coast has more than a thousand islands. So there is plenty of choice for those who love a summer holiday with a refreshing sea breeze. Korcula, with a length of 50 kilometres, is one of the largest Croatian islands. Thanks to its charming villages, the island is called Dubrovnik’s little brother. You will also discover majestic green forests and secluded beaches. And in the countryside, you’ll settle in for a mouth-watering wine tasting.

Where to stay: Describing Vela Luka as modern? That is an understatement! This sophisticated villa has its own sauna and hot bubbles bath. And on the amazing terrace, you dive into a handsome infinity pool. #goals!

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