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francescool

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I would love to visit in the off season and see what Greece is like when its not scorching hot! Has anyone visited during Christmas or Easter? Any tips would be super helpful!
-What regions do you recommend for each holiday?
-What special traditions would be cool to experience?

Thanks so much everyone!
 
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teamhelenic

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I would love to visit in the off season and see what Greece is like when its not scorching hot! Has anyone visited during Christmas or Easter? Any tips would be super helpful!
-What regions do you recommend for each holiday?
-What special traditions would be cool to experience?

Thanks so much everyone!
Hi We Lived on Corfu Island for 15 years until my late wife became very ill and we had to return to England for specialist treatment. what a wonderful place to be at Easter all the lovely spring flowers and so many celebrations, it is without a doubt the place which you should visit . these links will show you some of the celebrations.
https://niakas.com/tours/corfu-easter/ and https://www.corfutoday.com/christmas.htm Ágios Stéfanos (San Stefanos) is a wonderful place to stop very quiet and laid back. if you would like some more information please message me.

Trust that this helps.
Les
 
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Hash

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I would love to visit in the off season and see what Greece is like when its not scorching hot! Has anyone visited during Christmas or Easter? Any tips would be super helpful!
-What regions do you recommend for each holiday?
-What special traditions would be cool to experience?

Thanks so much everyone!
As Les has already said both are very beautiful in their own ways, Easter with the island in full bloom in Mykonos where we lived for many years,the atmosphere is full of joy and happiness,the Monastery in my village Ano Mera is something else,the festivities,on the water front there are Greek Dancers....I have posted a video on Mykonos forum, have a look and you will see what I mean..
 
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dubai_suzie

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As Les has already said both are very beautiful in their own ways, Easter with the island in full bloom in Mykonos where we lived for many years,the atmosphere is full of joy and happiness,the Monastery in my village Ano Mera is something else,the festivities,on the water front there are Greek Dancers....I have posted a video on Mykonos forum, have a look and you will see what I mean..
That's exactly what I would love to see! Joy and happiness during Easter time :)
 
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k_tsoukalas

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I would love to visit in the off season and see what Greece is like when its not scorching hot! Has anyone visited during Christmas or Easter? Any tips would be super helpful!
-What regions do you recommend for each holiday?
-What special traditions would be cool to experience?

Thanks so much everyone!
My favorite month t go to Greece is October! It's warm (80s) and very pleasant. A nice contrast to my life here in New England. Leaves turning, cooler days... The island of Crete is especially great. I was in Crete last week of October once and had beach weather every day. The crowds are diminished, but there are still enough people around to make things feel lively. I have never been at Easter or Christmas...
 
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Hash

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My favorite month t go to Greece is October! It's warm (80s) and very pleasant. A nice contrast to my life here in New England. Leaves turning, cooler days... The island of Crete is especially great. I was in Crete last week of October once and had beach weather every day. The crowds are diminished, but there are still enough people around to make things feel lively. I have never been at Easter or Christmas...
Easter time is magical and that Spring time feeling after the winter, islands full of flowers,not seen again after the hot weather, people in jovial moods, celebrations every where, workers returning to begin the busy summer season, making new friends, sharing experiences, some just graduated.... had many young University students coming to do their summer tourism training with us... 😅😅.....ferries and ships commencing the summer schedule, people painting and decorating their houses, plenty to talk about after the winter months... churches preparing to welcome the worshippers to the masses,the unforgettable scent from the Churches which linger on in the streets,a reminder of all is well and let the celebrations and festivities begin!❤️❤️Dox oto Theo!🙏🙏🇬🇷🇬🇷
 
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Greek Tourism Revenues Exceed €18 Billion !

Now isn't this an impressive number!?.... Not final yet.... even with this figure Greece is extremely vulnerable to go into recession!!

Where in Mykonos is this?

I bumped into a pretty pic of Mykonos - I am still trying to plan that trip with my friends! We are still considering Mykonos, even though some people are iffy. I found this pic - it's so pretty. Does anyone have an idea where this is, and what the vantage point is? One friend is saying she would love to try to replicate the scene from this photo if we do make it to that island...

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Day trips from Athens to Hydra?

Do you think I can pull off visiting Hydra for a day trip from Athens? I want to make sure I have enough time there. We are visiting Greece soon for the first time (next year) and we are going to stay in the Athens are the whole time - but we would like to branch out and visiting Hydra seems like a great day trip.

From what I understand, there are regular ferries from Piraeus? Or would it be better to join an organized tour type of thing if I can find one?

Honeymoon in Greece?

So, I plan to do a destination wedding in Greece. My fiancé and I plan to spend about month in Greece and we are inviting friends and family to attend the wedding. There are a lot who do plan to make the trip because they said they're excited to visit Greece.

At some point, though, we plan to ditch the group and have a honeymoon, just the two of us. The wedding will likely be on one of the popular islands, like Mykonos, Santorini, or Crete - but we plan to honeymoon in another spot, maybe a smaller island where we can have a quiet and romantic trip.

Do you all have any recommendations? We were even thinking that maybe the wedding can be in Mykonos and then we can go to Santorini or another island for the honeymoon.

I know, it would help if we could nail down the destination. We just hired a wedding planner in Greece and I am confident it will all come together. I was thinking to maybe even work backwards - pick a honeymoon and then select the destination. Wedding will be fall of 2023.

Best place to visit in Greece with a large group?

My next trip to Greece is going to happen soon - maybe late summer of 2023. At first, I thought there would be just a few of us, but the group has grown considerably. Everyone has different travel styles and everyone is chiming in about what they want from the trip. Here are what people desire:

** Good nightlife (doesn't have to be on par with Mykonos, but it has to be fun for people in their mid 20's to mid 30's)

** Shopping (the shoppers in the group aren't super picky, they like to visit souvenir shops, fashion boutiques, that kind of thing)

** Beaches (we all agree on this one - and most of us prefer an organized beach with some restaurants and shops nearby, or close to the place we are staying)

** Outdoor sports - we have a few avid hikers in the group, a few that like things like kayaks and paddle boards, and one scuba diver

** Some of the people are budget conscious, but they have enough money to enjoy a trip to Greece as long as it isn't crazy expensive (so Mykonos or Santorini might be out for them)

** One couple might turn it into their honeymoon

** Not everyone can stay the whole time

I have a few possibilities, and I am open to advice and suggestions: Athens, Crete, Peloponnese (like Monemvasia), Thessaloniki
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