Best Time To Visit Greece
Climate & Weather
Most people think that the weather in Greece is almost the same throughout the year, though it’s not quite true, so if you dream of lazing in the sun on one of the highly praised Greek beaches or long to take pictures of the numerous churches and white painted Greek houses, then choose the time of your visit carefully.
The period from October to April is considered low season, and only those who are desperately seeking out some sunshine and warmth dare visit the country at that time of the year. The best time to pay a visit to Greece is from June through September. However, those who visit the country in July may find it difficult to indulge in open air activities due to the extremely hot weather. Even the locals seek refuge from the blazing July sun, so think twice before you schedule your trip for that particular month.
The water temperature in June rarely exceeds 22 °C, so if you plan to spend the bulk of your time swimming in the sea, than you’d better wait till August. When packing for your Greek vacation, be sure to leave some space for warm clothes. The weather in Greece is treacherous, and a jacket or a sweater will definitely come in handy if you decide to pay a visit to one of the local late night eateries.
Tourists & Hotel Prices
The cost of accommodation at a Greek hotel is rather high in summer. Most hotels, beaches, streets and popular places of interest are crowded with tourists. If you don’t want to join them, you may schedule your visit to Greece for autumn or spring when nothing and no one will hamper your exploration of the country.