Wondering what's the best time to visit Greece? In this article, you'll find out what is the best moment to visit Greece for you and why!
There are many different aspects that need to be considered to conclude which time is best to visit Greece, such as the temperature, the prices and the activities you want to do there.
However, considering all of this, the best time to visit Greece is from May till September.
This has been concluded by looking at the advantages and disadvantages of all periods you can visit Greece.
Therefore, in general, from May till September is the best time. However, you might have other interests, so if you read everything below you can find out what's the best time for you!
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1. Best time to discover culture and history in Greece
Greece has amazing culture and history. For example, the capital city of Greece has the Acropolis.
The Acropolis is a very old citadel at a wonderful location, above Athens on a rocky hill. You can climb the hill and from there, you'll get to see the most beautiful view of Athens.
Besides that, you'll see some magnificent old buildings and you'll be able to admire the wonderful architecture.
However, this is just one example, Greece has so much to offer and it's definitely amazing to explore the beautiful culture and history in Greece.
The best time to go to Greece to discover the history and culture is between mid-April and the beginning of June and in October and November.
During these months, it won't be too hot to walk a lot and, for example, climb the Acropolis.
Furthermore, it's less touristic, so you'll have the amazing places more for yourself and there won't be long waiting times.
You could also discover the history and culture in July and August. However, it will be very hot to walk and climb a lot and it will be busier!
If you love museums, and you want to spend most of your time in a museum, then July and August can be a great choice too, because most museums have air conditioning and it won't get too busy most of the time.
2. Best time for a beach vacation in Greece
Since Greece has many beautiful beaches where you can swim, relax, do water sports and eat ice cream, Greece is a very good choice for a beach vacation!
You could go to the mainland of Greece and have a great time at one of the beaches there, but you could also go island hopping and discover multiple magnificent beaches! Whatever you choose, I'm sure you're going to love it.
The best time for a beach vacation in Greece is between June and September.
Then, the weather will be very good and the water will be comfortable.
If you like warm weather, then July and August is the best time for you.
However, if you want the weather to be comfortable, but not too hot, and you don't want the beaches to be too busy, then June or September is a better choice for you.
3. Best time for an affordable trip to Greece
If you're on a budget, Greece is a very good place to go!
Even though there are many luxurious hotels which can be very expensive, there are also many places where you can stay that aren't expensive at all! Furthermore, food in Athens is very affordable.
The best time for an affordable trip to Greece is from March till May and October and November.
These months, the hotels are much more affordable and airline tickets are usually less expensive.
Furthermore, in June Greece is also more affordable than in July and August, so if you're on a budget June is still a good option!
If you want to travel to Greece in winter, the end of January and February can also be very affordable months if you want to go to a place such as Athens.
4. Best time to party in Greece
Greece has some amazing places to party! By far the most famous place in Greece for partying is Mykonos.
Mykonos is a beautiful island in Greece and the nightlife of Mykonos is often compared with the nightlife of Ibiza!
There are great beach bars and amazing artists. However, there are many other places in Greece with lovely parties.
The best months to party in Greece are July and August!
During these months, there are awesome parties with very great DJs.
However, you can also enjoy the nightlife in Greece in other months. For example, there are also great parties in June and September.
5. Greece in Winter
Greece may be known as a summer destination. However, Greece can also be awesome in winter!
Did you know that Greece is a great place for winter sports? For example, Mount Parnassos Ski Resort is a great place to ski and it looks absolutely stunning!
Furthermore, Greece is also lovely to visit during Christmas and New Year's Eve. Since Greece is such a romantic country, these times are also very romantic there.
The best time in Winter to visit Greece is in January, February, and March if you want to ski. If you want to experience Christmas or New Year's Eve in Greece, then the best time to go there is during these days!
6. Best time to enjoy the flowers on the Greek islands
One of the things I love most about the Greek islands is the beautiful flowers.
For example, Paros and Mykonos are so charming due to all those lovely flowers and you definitely should see them in real life! It's one of the reasons why the islands are very pretty in Spring.
The best time to enjoy the flowers on the Greek islands is between May and November!
7. Best time for festivals in Greece
Greece has some great festivals that you really should go to once!
For example, the Rockwave Festival is a famous rock festival with amazing bands and artists!
Another example is the Athens Open Air Film Festival. During that festival, you can see movies in Athens.
The best time for festivals in Greece is in summer. Especially in July and August, many festivals take place. However, in June and September, there are also some festivals.
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