SPRING BREAK IN GREECE
1. Enjoy without the crowds
The Aegean, Dodecanese and Ionian Islands are world famous for good reason. Indeed, during the high season, they get really crowded. Give a chance to April, May and June to amaze you as the sun shines almost without fail and temperatures most days climb above 30 degrees C. Stroll around the picturesque streets, wander around the beautiful coasts, take unique photographs and simply enjoy a peaceful atmosphere.
2. Experience the true vibe of the island or mainland
Visiting before the tourism season fully hits its peak is the only way to truly experience a sense of the rhythms and culture. Attend a local church panigyri (traditional festival) – which are held regularly throughout the year to celebrate local patron saints and religious holidays. You will see real Greek dancing as a genuine expression of joy and you will taste authentic Greek cuisine. You may even meet new friends for life.
Spring is the best period to explore Greece’s ancient and natural wonders. Visit ancient temples and monuments, go hiking or cycling across the hills, take long walks without battling heat-stroke. Spring is also a great season for those interested in river sports. Several local mountaineering clubs organize kayaking, rafting, and other activities.
4. Celebrate Easter; the feast of spring
Local customs, flowers decorations, candles and fireworks, the Paschal lamb and other delicacies, and the services in churches, monasteries and chapels will entrance you.
5. Blossoming environment
Nature looks like a painting, lilies, daisies, roses and anemones burst into life, adding beautiful colors to scene! On top of that, loads of aromatic and therapeutic herbs grow in Greece, one of the richest countries in biodiversity. Either as food or as natural remedies, they have been used since the ancient times. Nowadays, a good 75% of chemical medicines are based on the miraculous properties of herbs.