When is it the best time to travel to greece

Best time to travel to greece and turkey


Greece is a country admired by millions of people around the world for its influence in the cultural, architectural and philosophical development of the West, its favorable geographical location and its ancient mythology. Reasons enough to not think twice and choose it as a fascinating tourist destination. All this you surely already know and that is why you are considering going to Greece as a holiday destination, right, but to avoid making mistakes on your vacation, you should know the characteristics of the temperate Mediterranean climate and what is the best time to visit Greece.

Greece has beautiful places like the island of Santorini, which captivates for its location in the Aegean Sea and receives countless travelers every day. This place stands out for its successful wineries, where it is possible to taste delicious wines.

Mykonos is also characterized by an agitated and attractive nightlife, which pleases young people from all over the planet, and integrates a diversity of people. Perhaps the biggest party and discotheque atmosphere is found on this island, so if you are most motivated by parties, you should not miss Mykonos in summer.


The first, known as the cradle of Western civilization, preserving a significant part of the history of mankind, and the second, agglutinator of rich Eastern traditions and possessor of a style that distinguishes it among countries and continents.

But before embarking on this adventure we advise you to know, through this article, what is the best time to travel to Greece and Turkey, and thus avoid major setbacks in your trip.

As for the cost of a vacation in Greece, package tours reach high sums, so it is more economical to book accommodation, places to eat and recreational sites, separately, and according to your budget.

The first steps in philosophy, the development of arts and literature, a fascinating mythology and the most autochthonous European customs are just some of the interesting knowledge you will discover during your stay in Greece.

The months between March and October are suitable, especially if you are interested in visiting Istanbul and the Mediterranean coast. On the other hand, the interior of the Anatolian plateau and Cappadocia, present better weather conditions between April and June, and from September to October. July and August are characterized by high and sweltering temperatures, however, many tourists choose these months for their trip.

When it’s summer in greece

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When it’s spring in greece

Exactly, as Melqui and Silvia say, May and June, and September, are months with good weather and less tourist crowds than July or August (especially May, a beautiful month for the exuberance of the spring landscapes). A week in Greece gives you enough time for Athens and one island (or two islands, much more). As for Turkey, in a week you can do Istanbul (3 or 4 days) and a getaway (3 or 4 more days) to Cappadocia or the Aegean coast (Ephes/Pergamon).

Thanks for your advice. I will finally be 20 days touring and I have the itinerary already put together. However I have doubts about how to get from Rhodes to Santorini. I will be traveling at the end of May and would need to know if there are ferries every day or at least which days they do not run. I am also not clear on how long the trip takes.

Thank you very much. Anyway I think I will decide to travel by plane to Athens, take advantage to visit the city a little more and then go to Santorini by ferry That way, I make better use of the time getting to know places instead of spending so much time on the ship. I would like to know your opinion about this new idea.

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