Greece’s appeal is both cultural and hedonistic. Its physical beauty, hot climate, warm seas and the easy going mentality of its people guarantee a relaxing holiday in Greece. That is one good reason to travel to Greece.
High season in Greece starts from late June until September, this period is the most crowded of the year. December to March is the coldest and wettest months with reduced public transportation and many closed hotels and restaurants. Spring from late April to May is one of the loveliest times to visit, sunny weather but not very hot. For a care free holiday adopt people’s attitude of easygoing-ness and bear in mind that everything closes after lunch for a few hours. Tourist information is available at most places either in the form of EOT tourism offices (National tourism Organization) or local tourist police or travel agencies. Opening times tend to vary from place to place and season to season. State run museums open from 08.00 to 15.00; major museums stay open until 19.00. Mondays and main public holidays are closing times for the museums. The English language newspaper Athens News includes in their pages the events that take place all over Greece.
In Greece there are organized tours that cater for many interests. The visitor can find options for art holidays, spa centers, conferences, bird watching, mountain biking, rock climbing, jeep tours, horse riding, river trekking, rafting, honeymoon vacations, canoeing, golf holidays and island hoping tours.
There are also cruises and boat trips that run between April and October ranging from full luxury cruises to short boat trips. Thousands of beaches await you from May to October and any kind of water sports can be enjoyed.
Beaches vary from volcanic rock to gravel to fine sand. Crete’s beaches are mostly sandy. Sporades beaches (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos) are a mixture of sandy and pebbly and this is true also for the Dodecanese (Kos, Rhodes e.t.c). Cyclades beaches (Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Syros, Milos e.t.c) are mostly sandy. Santorini although part of Cyclades is volcanic, there for you can find pebbled beaches as well as volcanic sand ones.
There are hotels of any kind, any type of accommodation is available, hotels, rooms to let, villas, apartments, luxurious hotels and camping sites.
As far as far as concerns water sports, recommended waters for windsurfing are around Corfu, Lefkada, Zakynthos (Ionian Islands), Lesvos and Samos (North East Aegean), Kos, Rhodes in the Dodecanese and Naxos, Paros, Mykonos in the Cyclades. Also last but not least the coast around Crete around Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Lasithi. Many of the beaches in all these places all over Greece offer tuition and rent equipment. Snorkeling and scuba diving can be enjoyed everywhere. There are diving schools in many beaches. Sailing holidays can be booked through yacht charter companies, the season runs from April to the end of October.
Your holidays to Greece should be a unique experience; some people come to Greece every year, year after year. There are so many wonderful things to explore. Some even find some real estate offers and stay every summer or even permanently.
We encourage you at the end of your visit to Greece to visit our members section and upload your pictures from your Greece travel showing to others what a wonderful holiday you had.