When is the best time to travel to Greece?

Tourist season in Greece is during summer and it starts as early as April (in southern Greece) and May, for the rest of the country. It ends for most people during the first days of September while for some others it goes on till the middle of October. In Crete and Rhodes, tourists season stops only for 4 months a year, from late autumn till the end of winter.

The tourist season is divided in three sections, low, middle and high season (usually mid July till August 20th).

How to choose when to travel to Greece

It all depends on how you want to spend your holidays. Low season (usually from April till the first days of June) is the best time to travel to Greece if you want to spend as little money as possible and enjoy a crowd free holiday. Weather is cooler, beaches are your to enjoy, service is better (less customers to satisfy) and people are more relaxed.

High season is the most expensive of them all but you can still find good quality, affordable accommodation by slightly changing your requirements. This is the period when you will have to share a place at your favourite beach with other people and to wait a bit more to get served at the restaurants and bars. But, you know what some people say: the more the merrier.

If you want a bit of both, then try the middle season. Whenever you decide to travel to Greece, know that it is the beautiful country and its great people that will make your holiday special. Rest assured that if you keep an open mind and explore true Greece, it will be a lot more than a wonderful holiday; it will be a great experience.

My favourite Greek islands

What an amazing country. Except for its northern part where Greece borders with its neighbouring Balkan countries, it is surrounded by sea. Its coastline stretches to an amazing length of nearly 15,000 km.

Its most touristic areas are the famous Greek islands. There is such a great variety of islands and islets at sizes starting from a few square kilometres to the size of Crete and they number more than 3,000.

What makes the Greek islands so appealing is their unique and authentic character to be found nowhere else in the world. This extends to the climate, the landscape, the architecture, the food and the locals. To be more precise, visiting each group of islands in Greece is like visiting a different country altogether.

Greek islands
Travelling around the Greek islands

Greek islands history is rich and different for every group, shaping the people and their customs in a unique way. What they all share in common is their love for their homeland and their strong will to remain independent.

Apart from these you will also find them very open hearted, strong minded, noisy and always happy to assist you in any possible way. So, when it comes to travelling to the Greek islands, apart from the amazing beaches, the fantastic weather and the delicious food, it is the people I love the most. And it has become a habit of mine to find out how different or similar they really are, from one island to another. That could only mean more travelling for me. Not bad!

When they ask me which of the Greek islands are my favourite … well, I still don’t know. Everyone of them has its own charm. I am well aware that several online magazines keep publishing articles, trying to give an answer to that question. Maybe noone can do that, which explains why they keep changing their minds each year.

The Greeks and the olive oil

Did you know that each Greek consumes about 18kg of olive oil per year? Greece is on the top of the world list in per capita consumption and has been there forever.

A story of true love

According to most Greeks, there simply cannot be a meal that does not include olive oil. From breakfast to brunch, lunch or dinner, they all contain their fair amount of this shiny golden product that has formed the Mediterranean cuisine ever since antiquity. Continue reading The Greeks and the olive oil