Even though it’s still very warm out here in Greece, there are signs that the summer season is definitely coming to a close and autumn is moving in. Colours are changing. More clothing is in evidence. Outside tables and chairs are retreating indoors. And, as I discovered this morning, flights – on routes which are usually so accessible and inexpensive – have suddenly, almost overnight, become virtually inaccessible and expensive.
We have two nights in Corfu town this weekend, and having done the route before, decided we’d look into a few days in Rome, before finally coming home. No such luck 🙁
Searching online, using Skyscanner, as well as individual airline websites, the cheapest one way flights I’ve been able to find are coming in at over £270 and with a stop over in Athens, making the journey time 27 hours! Direct flights on this route – and many others I checked, out of curiosity – seem to be as rare as hen’s teeth, too…
So, lesson learned – whilst it’s great to do things on spec, it’s probably also better to have a slight forward plan. If we’d thought about this a little earlier in this holiday, we could have been having a few more days in Italy. As it is, thankfully, we have found direct & inexpensive flights back to Manchester. Meaning it definitely is the end of summer 😉