Greece is a country in Southern Europe with a population of about 11 million people. The ancient country is strategically situated at the crossroads of the three continents of Europe, Africa, and Asia. To its northeast lies Turkey; Albania lies to the northwest; while Bulgaria and Macedonia lie directly to the North.
The Hellenic Republic evokes fond memories of ancient cultures and great monuments of antiquity. In addition, the nation is famously referred to as the cradle of Western civilization. It’s also the birthplace of democracy and the Olympic Games. In fact, it has been argued that Greece holds more importance to human history than any other modern nation.
However, this jewel of the Mediterranean is also a nation of great tourism and outdoor fun. For instance, more than 27 million tourists visited Greece last year alone. Many came to pass the summer and sunbath on the beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea, while others came to explore the wonders of the Ionian Sea and the Cretan which altogether gave the nation over 13,000 km of beautiful coastlines.
Among other things, the favorable weather in Greece, as seen throughout the year, is a major point of attraction for the booming tourism industry. The reason is not far-fetched: Greece experiences warm summers and mild winters, due to its geographical location bestriding the great Mediterranean Sea. The summers are characterised by pleasant sunshine and little rainfall with perfect temperatures for exciting summer holidays, games, picnics, and sightseeing.
On the Aegean Islands and the Ionian Sea, the weather is relatively milder. Some parts are, however, characterized by what is locally called the “Meltemi”, which is a summer wind that blows on the Aegean Sea. It offers perfect conditions for kitesurfing, sailing, yachting, windsurfing, and other fun activities.
The Greece travel seasons can be divided into 3 :
1# High Season of the Summer Months:
You will enjoy the best of Greece during the summer months from Mid-June to Mid-September, despite sometimes experiencing a bit of wind. This is the period when the whole of Europe virtually relocate to Greece. The months bring the best ferry services and varieties of transportation schedules with bustling nightlife, music operas, dances, and all sorts of tourist attractions.
2# Shoulder Season:
Late spring and early autumn (that is, April to Mid-June or Mid-September to October) bring the shoulder season in Greece. These periods of time are arguably among the best to visit Greece. You will enjoy the friendly weather in Greece, better hotel accommodation bargains, and less crowded tourist resort centers. This is also the time when the Turquoise water of the Aegean Islands become smooth for yachting, and boat rides. If you seek the peace and tranquility off the peak season, this is your time for a trip down the splendor of the Ionian Seas.
3# Low Season:
November to March are characterized by fairly mild winters with little rains. Unlike in Northern or Central Europe, however, there is no frigid temperature in Greece. The snow on the mountain peeks also present ideal locations for skiing.
Perhaps, you wish to savor the natural wonders of Lefkas, Kos, Rhodes, Mykonos, or Santorini on your next trip to Greece. Don’t forget to book our services for a royal treatment onboard a resplendent yacht.