The quintessential tropical getaway, Greece can be a gorgeous destination any day of the year.
The best time to visit the islands and beaches of Greece is from late May to early October when the weather is great and there’s little rain. The sea temperature warms throughout the summer and swimming is best in July, August, and September. August is the busiest and most expensive month but is the best for nightlife and partying. Athens is best from March to June and September to November.
Many sites and museums are closed on Good Friday, Easter Saturday, and Easter Sunday, while many shops close on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.
The climate in Greece is typical of the Mediterranean climate with two real seasons – a warm and dry summer, and a mild and wet winter. Summer is a long season with temperatures climbing to a pleasant degree as early as late February. However, March and even April can be somewhat unpredictable months with the occasional rain shower and windy conditions.
Greece is brimming with festivals every summer. These fascinating celebrations, some of which date WAY back in time, never fail to fire up the imaginations of art-loving audiences… Parties in idyllic locations by the river in Kastoria and Evros, classical music on Syros, psychedelic-trance on Samothráki, jazz in Halkidiki, ancient Greek plays in Epidaurus and a unique diving festival in Kálymnos prove that the summertime Greek stage has it all!