As one of the world’s most historically influential countries, Greece’s mythology and archaeology is legendary. But, when is the best time to go?
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Greece is blessed with one-of-a-kind natural beauty, and topped off with some of man’s greatest inventions. Foodies and architectural enthusiasts are well catered for in this European nation, which radiates history from every street. From cultural Athens, to the chilled beaches of Mykonos, the Hellenic Republic will charm you at every step.
Peak season in Greece is undoubtedly the summer; travel from June to September and prepare to rub shoulders with many other visitors, all eager to soak up the strong Greek rays and swim in the sparkling Aegean Sea. While the summers are busy season, there’s no question that Greece basks in this climate. Expect long, lazy lunches of grilled octopus, yemista (stuffed tomatoes and capsicums), gyros (shaved rotisserie meat) and plenty of tzatziki, made even better by the lively atmosphere.
Summer in Athens hovers around 33 degrees celsius, so plan your Acropolis visit for the morning or late afternoon. Temperatures at the historic site of Delphi will be around 29 degrees, with the slopes of Mount Parnassus helping cool the heat.
On the Cyclades Islands, Santorini and Mykonos are at their summer peak; temperatures average around 29 degrees, but heatwaves in the forties are fairly common. At 8pm, head to the coast to watch all that sunshine culminate in a legendary Aegean sunset.
In Autumn, the heat tapers off to warm temperatures country-wide, and the local harvest is heartily celebrated – from wine, to olives to mushrooms. Autumn leaves brighten the Greek landscape, turning it lovely shades of orange and red; it’s a sight not many associate with Greece, but one that’s just as beautiful as Italy or France.