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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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Spetses is amazing for shopping!

I haven't heard of many people talk about Spetses on this forum… Which is super strange because it's one of my favourite islands! It's very easy to get to from Athens, and the shopping is just amazing. There are very unique boutiques, with handmade items from Greece, Italy, and Turkey. They are a little bit pricey, which is why I recommend that you try and barter if you can. Here are some of my favorite stores...

- Sea+Sun Spetses
- The Yachting Club Boutique
- Pasiphaë

Paros is Santorinis cheaper cousin!

In my opinion, Paros offers everything that Santorini does but it's so much more affordable and not full of tourists. I highly recommend that you visit and enjoy the stunning blue and white architecture and relaxing beaches. Here are some of the sites that you should visit in Paros

- Naoussa
- Kolymbithres Beach
- Parikia
- Lageri Beach

Check out my recommended travel itinerary for 2 weeks in Greece!

I have decided to share an itinerary that I send to all of my friends who want to go to Greece. I have travelled to quite a few places around the country, and feel like I have a good idea of where everyone should visit on their first trip. Of course, I always recommend a two week minimum one visiting Greece. There's just so many things to do, especially if you like the beaches and sightseeing. Let me know what you think!

1. Land in Athens and stay for 4 days (Acropolis, Monastiraki, Thisseio, Glyfada, Kolonaki, and Lykabitos are a must)
2. Spend 3 days in Paros enjoying the beaches and nightlife (Paros has the best of Santorini and Mykonos without being crowded or expensive)
3. Spend 2 days in another island of your choice that is not in the Cyclades (honorable mentions include Corfu, Lefkada, Skiathos)
4. Spend the remaining 5 days driving through Crete and visiting Chania and Rethymno (Elafonisi Beach is a must)

What are some Greek work from home tips?

I’ve been considering being a traveling nomad ever since my company switched to being fully remote. I would love to do this in Greece, but I am a bit skeptical since I have never visited for more than two weeks. Has anyone from abroad started living in Greece during the pandemic? Or do any Greeks have advice on what transitioning my life and work would be like? I live in Australia at the moment but have little to tie me down here. Thank you everyone

Milos island is becoming more popular than ever!

I'm not even surprised that Milos is one of the most up and coming Greek islands this summer. So many of my friends are planning on visiting, and I have some cousins who went last year and have nothing but rave reviews. The island is pretty small, and known for its amazing beaches. As you can see in this video, it almost looks like you're on mars. The crowd is a little bit older, and the island is more slow paced and quiet. So I wouldn't recommend it fora younger group looking to go out a lot. Personally, it sounds like a great time to me!

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