The Blue Laguna Beach, Crete, Greece. Hotel prices in Crete and other European sunny destinations have fallen. stock.xchng

Prices of hotel rooms across Europe's major tourist destinations have fallen earlier then expected, allowing travelers to enjoy a final few sunny days before the winter arrives.

The average price for occupancy of a Standard Double Room occupancy in Europe has dropped by seven per cent in October, as compared to rates in September, according to Trivago, one of the UK’s leading hotel comparison Web sites.

Holiday destinations like Crete, Rhodes and the Algarve are, the report indicates, particularly affordable this month.

The Trivago report seems to indicate that this is a seasonal trend, in which costs of hotel room at holiday destinations throughout Europe fall dramatically, giving late-season travelers the opportunity to enjoy warm temperatures and sunny weather at significantly lower prices.

However, the report also added that London and Liverpool hotels show only a one per cent drop in prices. On the other hand, cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow have recorded drops by 15 and 12 per cent, respectively.

There are a few exceptions, though. Hotels in Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff have recorded increases of 10, 9 and 6 per cent, respectively.