The autumn half-term break is a great time for families to book cheap flights to Crete and, with hotel prices set to drop by around 23%, our deals at Jet2.com will be even better value for money.
With warm, blue waters and sparse, sandy beaches, the Greek islands of Crete and Corfu are perfect for an autumn family break, with the October half-term being highly popular with families. Even though cheap flights to Crete are plentiful this time of year, families would generally still expect to pay a bit more for their accommodation during that one-week period, but this year there has been a drop in hotel prices across Europe, with the trend set to continue up to and including the half-term holiday.
Great Savings to be Made
According to the tHPI (the trivago Hotel Price Index), hotel prices rose during September, but this has been offset by a decrease in October, both in the UK and across Europe. In September, the average European short break would have cost £105, which has fallen to £99 this month. This represents an average drop of around 6%. Only a few city destinations increased their rates.
While many European cities have dropped their rates to entice half-term visitors, they can be chilly. However, Barcelona is not the only option for getting a tan, as the beach resorts of Cyprus and Portugal have also reduced their prices by around 11%. However, they are left in the shade by Greece. By booking cheap flights to Rhodes or Corfu, sun-seekers can save around 16% on last month’s prices.