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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 in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Delfini
Hotel Delfini
7, Leocharous str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Delfini is located near the port of Piraeus just 3 minutes walk from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1) and 5 minutes walk from the port, which has direct accessibility to all Aegean islands. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). The Athens International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the bus X95 or in 1 hour and 30 minutes with the electric train and metro.

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Varres Hotel
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Varres Hotel
Mpohali, Zakynthos Town, 29100 Zakynthos, Greece

Hotel Varres is located on Bochalis Hill, just 1.2 km away from the city center of Zakynthos. Zakynthos Airport is 4 km away from Varres.

Hotel in Zakynthos, Greece Andreolas Beach Hotel
Andreolas Beach Hotel
Laganas, 29092 Zakynthos, Greece

With its great location right on the sandy beach of Laganas, Andreolas Beach Hotel offers accommodation in bright rooms just 10 minutes walk from the lively center of Laganas. Zakynthos Airport is at 6 km, while the main town and the port is 8 km away.


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