Greek Islands

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Greek Islands

Peak Season: July to August

Foreigners and Greeks invade the islands in droves, attracted by the sunshine, fine beaches, warm sea, and glamorous nightlife. Hotel prices rise accordingly, reservations are essential, many resorts are overcrowded, and temperatures can exceed 100°F.

Off Season: November to April

Many hotels, restaurants, and even some cultural attractions shut completely, so plan your journey in advance. Winter winds can be harsh (temperatures average 50-degrees) and boat travel may be disrupted. Locals, however, are especially welcoming in low season.

Sweet Spot: May to June; September to October

Unless nightlife is your goal, this is the best time to visit. The 70-degree weather is reasonable, the sea is warm enough for swimming, and the beaches are not overcrowded. Hotels, restaurants, and cultural attractions are open, yet peaceful.

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