Holidays In Greece
The best time to visit is between April and June when it is uncrowded and the weather is good, or from the beginning of September to mid October. In winter, from October to April, most tourist destinations are shut. The busiest time is July and August, when the weather is hot, hot, hot. Bargain holidays can be found at any time of the year – late deals are always available. All inclusive holiday will ensure you can try the local cuisine or something more international. Just help yourself from the buffet. Local alcoholic drinks are included in the price as are soft drinks and beverages.
Greece has beautiful beaches, warm sea in summer, tavernas and cafes, nightlife from dusk until dawn. The food is a mixture of Italian and Turkish serving wonderful fresh caught fish and seafood, mostly cooked in locally produced olive oil.
This is a carnival island. During the three weeks run up to Lent, there is plenty of merry making, fancy dress, feasting and dancing . Easter is the main festival in Greece with candle-lit processions, firework displays, eating and drinking. The Hellenic Festival (from mid June until late September) is when you can enjoy the drama and music in the ancient theatres.
Capital is Athens, home to the Acropolis. Fabulous restaurants, cafes, exciting nightlife. Steeped in history with loads of museums and a couple of art galleries. Good place to buy your gold jewellery . The ruins at Olympia still have the remnants of the stadium and running track. Visit the Temple of Zeus also.
The Attika Zoological Park is a small private zoo. It receives no funding from the Greek Government and relies mainly on admission fees to keep it running. It is home to various species of birds, large cats, and other mammals. The gardens are beautifully landscaped. Good venue to take children and spend a couple of hours looking round.
Pylos enjoys a mild winter climate, has a lovely harbour with wonderful views. Explore the fortress. Very Greek resort, laid back and relaxed. No hassle.
Peloponnese has stunning scenery, deserted palaces and churches with amazing frescos. The ancient sites of Corinth, Mycenae and Epidaurus are nearby.
The resort of Thessalonika (Saloniki) in the north has wonderful beaches, fabulous restaurants, a whole host of archaeological sites to visit (too numerous to mention here).
Loutraki is famous for its spring waters, great beaches and amazing sunsets, views of the mountains.
All in all, Greece is a holiday delight. So much to do, so little time.....