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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.

Open-air cinema in Athens

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.

Traditional Greek tavern by the sea

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 & Hostel in Athens, Greece Lozanni
8.2 10
Lozanni
54, Kapodistriou str., 10432 Athens, Greece

Hotel and Hostel Lozanni is located in the heart of Athens, 400 meters from Omonoia Square and from Omonoia metro station. Syntagma, the main square of Athens is 20 minutes on foot. Piraeus Port can be reached within 25 minutes using the electric railway. Elefthérios Venizélos Airport is 36 km away.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Athens Lotus Hotel
8.7 10
Athens Lotus Hotel
9 Chiou Str., Plateia Karaiskaki, 10438 Athens, Greece

This 4-star boutique hotel is located close to the Metaxourgeio Metro Station and a short walk from Athens’ historic monuments. Larissis Railway Station is only 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Athens International Airport is at a distance of 40 km.

Hotel in Pelion, Greece Hotel Despotiko
Hotel Despotiko
Portaria, 37011 Pelion, Greece

Hotel Despotiko is centrally located in the popular village of Portaria, Pelion. The Ski Centre of Pelion is just 15 km away. The town of Volos is 10 km away.


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