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It's not summer in Greece until these 5 things happen

Greece ● 27 June 2017
 

Summer is the ultimate time of year in Greece. It is the period, when people from all over the world come to admire the stunning beaches, the beautiful villages and the turquoise waters of the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. The time when everyone is happy and ready to explore new things, new destinations, new experiences. Greece is a blessed country since summer lasts for more than 4 months, from May to September. All Greeks every year wait for the moment when the can say that summer is here. And you know that summer in Greece has eventually come when these 5 things happen:

1. The sun shines every day for many hours

Many places in Greece, such as Crete, Rhodes and Cyclades, has the most days of sunshine in Europe (about 300 days of sunshine per year). However, during the summer period, the sun shines in almost every place of Greece, and you can forget rainy or cloudy days.


2. Open-air cinemas and theatres begin their operation

During summer, in almost every village and island of Greece, there is an open-air cinema or theatre. The most amazing thing with movies in Greece is that they are not dubbed; contrariwise, you can watch it in its original language with Greek subtitles. On the other hand, music and theatre performances are organised in open-air theatres, which are commonly ancient theatres, such as the ancient theatre of Epidavros or Dodoni, where ancient drama is performed.


3. People spend much time on the beach

Every place in Greece has a beach. Even in a mountainous village, the distance from the sea is less than one hour by car. Greeks love the sea, and they spend their vacations swimming, eating seafood in traditional taverns or drinking cocktail in a bar by the sea. It is also considered very romantic to lie at night on the beach and watch the stars with your other half.

4. Ouzo is served in the taverns

Ouzo is the ultimate drink of the summer. It is perfectly combined with seafood and has a cool taste and aroma that suits with the summery evenings after the swimming.

5. The islands get crowded

The Aegean Islands and the Ionian Islands gather the residents of the big Greek cities as well as the tourists that want to understand why the Greek islands are internationally famous. There are numerous islands, and you can surely find the best for you and your wishes to spend in Greece unforgettable vacations.


Where to Stay

Hotel in Lipsi, Greece Calypso Hotel
Calypso Hotel
Lipsi, 85001 Lipsi, Greece

Being located just 2 minutes walk from the beach and 120 m from the main ferry harbor of Lipsi village, the family-run Calypso Hotel provides budget accommodation in self-catering studios. Lipsi island has a good ferry connection to Piraeus (Athens) and to the surrounding islands of Kalymnos, Leros, Patmos and Samos. During the summer months there are also daily routes for hydrofoils, a catamaran and district ferry boats from Rhodes and Kos islands.

Studio in Andros, Greece Villa Dora Studios 2
Villa Dora Studios 2
Batsi, 84503 Andros, Greece

The Cycladic style Dora Studios 2 are located in the popular seaside resort Batsi in Andros, just 100 m from the beach and from restaurants and bars. Gavrio port is 7 km away from Dora Studios 2, while Andros town is at 24 km.

Studio & Appartment in Santorini, Greece Morning Star Traditional Houses
Morning Star Traditional Houses
Exo Gonia, Pyrgos, 84700 Santorini, Greece

Morning Star Traditional Houses is located in the traditional village of Exo Gonia, only an 8-minute drive from Santorini National Airport. Santorini Port is 6.7 km away and Fira Town is 6.4 km away.


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