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Experience fall in the Mediterranean

Patchwork fields, bountiful crops, colorful leaves, breathtaking sunsets ... enjoy the scenes of the season.


October 27, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
Autumn landscape in IsraelAutumn landscape in IsraelPhoto: Ophir Michaeli / Flickr
October 27, 2016 | Latest Photo

Imagine the Mediterranean's most gorgeous scenery and landscapes. The endless rolling hills, the spectacular cathedrals, the Medieval castles, the majestic valleys and legendary ruins, the chic villages of the South of France and the Greek isles ... any time of year, you'd be lucky to live (or travel) among such striking beauty.

Now, imagine everything you love about autumn – brilliant hues of red and orange, the sound of leaves crunching under your feet, bountiful apple trees and vineyards, deep valley panoramas amplified by stunning sunsets – and put the whole thing together into one breathtaking view. That's fall in the Mediterranean, and these photos (especially the one above, depicting Israel's Golan Heights at peak leaf-peeping time) prove it with aplomb.

Ivy with red leaves grow on a brick wall in Racconigi park, Northern Italy.Ivy with red leaves grow on a brick wall in Racconigi park, Northern Italy. (Photo: Rostislav Glinsky/Shutterstock)

Meteora Rocks in Kalambaka, GreeceFall colors shine in the valley of Kalambaka, Greece. (Photo: karnizz/Shutterstock)

Yes, pumpkins do grow in the Mediterranean! This pumpkin patch lies at the foot of the Rocky Hills of Samaria, Israel.Yes, pumpkins do grow in the Mediterranean! This pumpkin patch lies at the foot of the Rocky Hills of Samaria, Israel. (Photo: gkuna/Shutterstock)

Fal in the Ochagavia village in Navarra, Spain, near the border with France.Fal in the Ochagavia village in Navarra, Spain, near the border with France. (Photo: Photos Time/Shutterstock)

A forest fire produced this haunting effect on Monte Pellegrino in Sicily, Italy.A forest fire produced this haunting effect on Monte Pellegrino in Sicily, Italy. (Photo: Andreas Zerndl/Shutterstock)

Canary yellow and tangerine hues pop at sunset in Val de Loire, France.Canary yellow and tangerine hues pop at sunset in Val de Loire, France. (Photo: Elena Dijour/Shutterstock)

Blooming Isreel Valley in Israel. Fields, meadows and villages were photographed from the hill GilboaFields, meadows and villages can be seen from Gilboa hill in the Jezreel Valley in Israel. (Photo: Kavram/Shutterstock)

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