Greece a great sun destination, but can Greece
be classified as a suitable sun destination
in the winter season, or not? I had this discussion with
another Greece enthusiast just before I wrote this page about Greece.
According to him Greece is not suitable as a winter sun destination
because many airlines do not offer package tours to Greece during the
winter. I do not agree with him. In November the weather is often
pleasant enough to be suitable as a winter sun destination. During
this period the temperature of the sea water is still pleasant as
well. On some Greece islands spring starts as early as March and April
has pleasant summer days. However, you should bear in mind that most
tourist places are very calm and may even appear to be ghost towns.
Most hotels, bars and restaurants are closed during this period.
During the winter the famous Samaria gorge is closed as well.
However, this peace and quiet offers an ideal opportunity for culture lovers to explore Greece in April and to a lesser degree in March and November and still be able to enjoy the pleasant weather. The absence of mass tourism may even make the country more beautiful than during the summer. The hotels that are open during this period will probably not offer a complete program. However, it may still be very nice to spend your day by along the pool. Although most tour operators offer travels to Greece during holidays it may still be as calm as during the winter on most islands. For the Greeks the season is from the second part of May till the 1st or 2nd week of October.
information per island:
Sunny holidays in Greece
The figures below are an average for Greece. Please, note that local deviations may occur.
The weather in Greece
During the summer Greece has a great sunindex score. During the winter temperatures are low, especially in December, January and February. During the rest of the year the weather in Greece is pleasantly warm which makes Greece a perfect sun destination.
Greece climate information
Popular destinations in Greece
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