July and August are fine if you are prepared. This is the time most people come to
It's more crowded and rooms on the islands are harder to find, but the island nightlife is jumping and the beaches are lively. Face it:
May-June and September-October are the best months The weather is perfect and the kids are in school so it's quieter on the more popular islands.
There is still some nightlife but the beaches are almost free of people on the less mainstream islands.
You may get a day or two of rain but it usually adds a little excitement. This is a time to go to the islands like Mykonos, Santorini, and
The weather in
November to March can be cold and rainy but it can also be like Indian summer.
YES It does snow in
However it does snow in the mountains so much that you can ski there.
February can be cool with periods of rain but it can also be what they call the halcyones which is an extended period of spring-like weather when even going for a swim is a tempting idea. It is worth the risk because even if you don't get the halcyones weather, the winters are still mild and nightlife is at its peak, especially during Apokreas which is the equivelant of Carnival or Mardi Gras.
The last two weekends are the best. The Plaka, Psiri and Thission are full of merry-makers, blowing horns and throwing confetti like it is New Year's eve. There are parades in the area of Moschaton and in the city of
But it is during this period that spring begins and there is a procession of trees, plants and wildflowers in bloom that make the archaeological sites of
April is usually Easter time which is magical. If you are lucky enough to be on an island during Easter when all the wildflowers are in bloom and the smell of lamb roasting fills the air you will know what I mean. It is also a great time to be in
You really get the feeling that after the long winter life has begun again. People greet each other on the street saying Christos Anesti(Christ has Arisen) and answering Alithos Anesti (Truly He Has Arisen).
Generally between April and November expect sun in
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