Greece over Summer is pure magic. Anyone lucky enough to have experienced some time here over June, July and August would surely agree that every day in Greece over the warmer months feels like a non-stop celebration of life, love, food, sea, sun and good times! The list is endless, but we have put together a few reasons why we believe Summer in Greece is always a good idea!
When you experience the glory of a Greek summer, chances are you will a) never want to leave, b) want to return asap, and c) leave with the impression that Greece is a tropical paradise all year round. This is because you can count on every day bringing with it endless sunshine- as over June, July and August, there is minimal rainfall, and the water temperature is ideal- placing Greece on top of the list as a perfect summer getaway.
A taste of paradise
Your palate will believe it has arrived to paradise with Greek summer produce overflowing in your mouth- from local flavours and delicacies including Xorta (wild greens), Syka (figs), Gigantes (legumes), Xoriatiki Salata (Greek salad using the freshest tomatoes and cucumbers), Greek cheeses, homemade bread, extra virgin olive oil, fresh fish, meats and seafood straight from the ocean.
Every region in Greece has their renowned recipes and dishes, which will leave you yearning for more. Whether you are in a remote village in the Peloponnese tasting your thia’s (aunt’s) moussaka, she made using homegrown potatoes, zucchinis and eggplant, on the buzzing island of Mykonos grabbing a souvlaki pita at 4 am on your way back to your hotel room, or in Athens sharing an array of mezedakia (appetizers) with your friends at a local taverna in Gazi, chances are you will be overwhelmed with the simple but mouthwatering tastes Greece has to offer.
Best beaches in the world
There is a good reason why Greece’s beaches are always ranked as some of the best in the world. Firstly, let’s face it, the Aegean water is second to none, and it doesn’t matter what part of Greece you are visiting, chances are there is a beautiful beach nearby with crystal blue water awaiting you. And whether you are after a family-friendly beach, a great place to scuba dive, jet ski, or sit back and relax, you will find one perfect.
Secondly, where else can you sit back on a sunbed and order a Frappe, cocktail or any beverage of your choice while listening to cool sounds and enjoying the beautiful Mediterranean views? Thirdly, nightlife and summer go hand in hand, and here you have the opportunity to go straight from the beach to a bar, and chances are at some point over your holiday, you may go from the bar straight back to the beach for a morning swim- summer in Greece is after all a 24-hour party!
Outdoor fun day and night
From outdoor cinemas, concerts, Paniyiria (festivals) and fairs, summer in Greece is filled with many cultural activities that people of all ages can enjoy. If you are lucky enough to be at a Saints Day fair, you can experience the locals serving you homemade food and wine, and you will also enjoy the music and dancing of that region.
This is when Greeks get to show you how they celebrate life and are more hospitable than ever, as they welcome everyone with open arms and hearts. Summer really does give you a chance to see how much Greeks love family, friends, food and creating unforgettable memories that will remain with you forever!