If you are fortunate enough to visit Greece during Spring, many of the most popular parts of the country such as the islands of the Aegean and the Ionian, the Peloponnese, and even the island of Crete, will be a relaxing oasis of beautiful landscapes with no crowds to spoil your stay.
The main reason to choose Greece for a holiday during Spring is that it is a rather warm period, offering visitors the most idyllic conditions to enjoy sunbathing or even a dive or two.
Spring will also be the best season to enjoy a rather exclusive use of some of Greece’s best beaches. It will also be possible to visit different archaeological sites without the burden of the hot midsummer temperatures, museums, and less busy souvenir shopping.
Walking around colorful alleys turns into a pleasant experience thanks to flowers and bushes blooming everywhere. While dining in preferred restaurants will imply no rush and pleasing small talk with locals.
Compared to the harsh Summer landscape, the Cycladic islands, as well as the islands of the Dodecanese, turn into a greenish tapestry dotted with herbs and wildflowers. On Crete, hiking season sets in.
Spring is also a good season for those interested in river sports. Several local mountaineering clubs organize kayaking, rafting, and other activities.
The best regions on mainland Greece for river sports are Arcadia in the Peloponnese and Zagoria in Epirus. Exploring the unique landscapes of Pelion is also among the most favorite activities of the season.