It is here in Greece, where the sky reveals a vast array of colours, yellows, reds, browns, blues and every shade of green you can imagine, all spread over rolling hills and vast valleys, lakes and seas. Majestic ruins, gorgeous beaches with translucent water, and cobblestone streets winding past colourful houses. Whether you’re visiting the mainland or the islands, there is no shortage of things to see, do, and eat. We give you four reasons to visit Greece this Spring and if all of the below fail to seduce you, there is still the sunset.
See the flowers blossom: The Aegean islands, pared down to the naked rock in summer, are a tapestry of wildflowers and herbs in spring. The outstanding natural beauty of spring in Crete reaches its maximum during the months of April and May, ideal for those with special interests in bird watching and wildlife. On this magnificent theme of green, almond blossoms decorate the hillsides making naturalists eagerly desire the coming of Spring.
Experience the “tweed run” in Spetses: The sunlight of Spring is warming Spetses up, creating the ideal scenery for a beautiful bike ride on the cosmopolitan Saronic Island. Lifestylers are gathering from all over the world for the customary men’s moustache grooming and shoe polishing whilst the women enjoy their hair styling session. Refined clothes from another era, such as hats, pleated pants, handcrafted bow ties, tweed jackets and capes capture the attention of passersby. In the idyllic Old Harbour of Spetses the scenery resembles that of the English countryside, with the tweed runners enjoying their cup of tea in the bright spring sunshine. The award ceremony for the best male outfit and the best female outfit is followed by a cocktail party, with Johnny Vavouras & The Cadillacs setting the tone for a party full of laughter and rock ’n’ roll music that echoes throughout the island!
Celebrate the Greek Easter in Corfu: If you only get one chance in a lifetime to visit Corfu, you’d better choose spring and especially Easter week. It is the time when Corfu brings out to light all its natural and cultural beauty. You will feel overwhelmed by the flowers, you will feel surprised by the green, you will be taken away by the music , you will get unprecedented feelings by the religious and celebrating events. It is the only place on earth where you can experience Spring getting inside your very existence, where you can enjoy so strongly the atmosphere of this celebration. Easter here is bright beyond all expectations. Corfu has the most extraordinary custom, people throw ceramic pots off windows and balconies to wake up Persephone, the goddess of spring and accelerate the coming of Spring. You can’t miss that.
Discover Nafplion, the first capital of Greece: One of the most beautiful towns in the area of Argolis (in eastern Peloponnese) as well as one of the most romantic cities all over Greece is Nafplion. Ancient walls, medieval castles, monuments and statues, Ottoman fountains and Venetian or neoclassical buildings mesmerize the visitor with their unique architecture and beauty. Guests will follow a dream trail to discover Náfplio’s the medieval Old Town, the narrow cobblestone alleys, the neoclassical well preserved mansions with the bougainvillaea trees adorning their yards and balconies, the Turkish fountains, the Palamidi Castle and of course the widely photographed Bourtzi fortress. In the nearby area of Nemea, guests can also visit some of the best wineries in Greece.