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5 tips for those visiting Greece during July and August

Greece ● 03 July 2017
 

Have you planned your vacations in Greece or are you willing to? Have you booked your tickets and accommodation and everything is ready? If you have decided to spend your vacations in Greece during summer and especially during July and August, the most beautiful summer months but at the same time the hottest months in the heart of summer, here, you can find some tips that will help you to feel better and enjoy more your days in the amazing Greek islands.

1. Have sunscreen protection

The sun shines in Greece during these months the whole day. The possibility of rain or cloudiness is extremely low. Furthermore, in many Greek islands and mainly in the off-the-beaten-path islands that are authentic and unspoiled, the beaches are not organised. That means they don't have whether umbrellas nor sunbeds. Don't forget to put your sunscreen protection cream before leaving your hotel. Otherwise, you will get burned from the first day.

Sunscreen protection

2. Take an umbrella and water on the beach

If you don't want to risk sunstroke or heatstroke, take on the beach an umbrella and much water because many beaches in the Greek islands are totally secluded without any tavern or cantina to buy water, which is the most essential thing during your stay on the beach, especially in July and August due to the high temperatures.

3. Don't forget a mosquito repellent

At night, in your balcony or a bar by the sea, you will definitely need a cream against mosquitoes since they are numerous because of the heat.

4. Beware of the waves

The Greek sea is calm and not dangerous, but in many beaches, there are no lifeguards, so you have to pay attention when you swim. On many beaches, especially in Cyclades, where the wind is strong, there is always the possibility that the sea has huge waves, so be careful by swimming.

5. Visit the archaeological sites in the morning

In July and August, the temperature can reach 40 degrees or even higher. The archaeological sites are usually open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. My advice is to visit them early in the morning (before 10 o'clock). Even at 7 p.m. the temperature is very hot, so the better solution is to explore these places under the warm sun, before it gets too high. Then, you can go swimming in order to cool down.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Acropole
Hotel Acropole
7, Gounari str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Acropole is located in the centre of Piraeus, just opposite the port. Within a 5-minute walk you can reach your ferry and the electric railway/metro station Piraeus. The centre of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes with the train/metro. Athens International Airport is at 45 km. A bus stop for the X96 bus connecting Piraeus and the airport is at 150 m.

Villa in Naxos, Greece Depis Sea Side Villas
Depis Sea Side Villas
Mikri Vigla, 84300 Naxos, Greece

Depis Sea Side Villas are located just 100 m away from the long, sandy beach of Mikri Vigla. The center of Mikri Vigla village can be reached within a 10-minute walk. Famous Orkos beach is at 1 km. Naxos town with its beautiful, historical center and the main port is at 12 km. Naxos Airport is 8 km away from the property.

Pansion in Pelion, Greece Archontiko Naoumidi
Archontiko Naoumidi
Portaria, 37011 Pelion, Greece

Hosted in a historic, 19th-century Egyptian Style mansion, Archontiko Naoumidi is located in the heart of beautiful Portaria village in Pelion, just 10 km from Volos. A traditional mountain village of Makrinitsa is 2 km away. Pelion Ski Center is at 10 km. The nearest airport Nea Anchialos National Airport is 46 km away from Archontiko Naoumidi. Athens and the International Airport of Eleftherios Venizelos are at 350 km.


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