Typically, if you are considering taking a Greek Island, Mediterranean yacht holiday. You would look at the months between May and September as your travel dates. However, one thing you must never discount when considering your visit with Deep Blue Yachting. Is what the winds of change bring to this beautiful and vibrant corner of the world during the autumn season.
An Autumn Mediterranean Yacht Holiday
A Break From The Normal
The Greek Islands see a number of changes during the the cooler autumn months. Including a large drop in the number of visitors arriving on their bright and sandy shores. With the high season over, tourist numbers dwindle and once crowded areas become quieter. Their bustling streets are now only wandered by the island residents and the occasional late visitor. If you often find your holidays inconvenienced or even ruined by the masses. If you would rather a more private and personal affair. Then the autumn is the perfect time for a Mediterranean yacht holiday. While the population might have seen a significant drop, the temperatures remain similar to those in May. Often at a comfortable 22°C and blue skies are still a regular occurrence.
Opens New Doors
In the sweltering heat of the summer months, some classic Greek activities that you might have thought about partaking in. Such as hiking, biking and exploring ancient ruins, can be more difficult due to the heat. The cooler temperatures and the soothing Mediterranean breezes of Autumn make this type of activity much more enjoyable. With no risk of heat-stroke, major sunburn or dehydration. Other experiences, such as the harvesting of olive trees, orchards and vineyards, are only available in these months. Visitors who love exploring the Greek countryside are able to join in with such harvests. You can volunteer with local businesses to get a first hand experience of these rustic Greek traditions.
Reduce the Cost
The price of flights, tours, experiences, food and even souvenirs all drop when the numbers of tourists dwindle. As a result, it makes for an excellent opportunity to see and do all the things you wanted, all at a lower and more affordable price.
See A Different Side Of Greece
Taking a yacht holiday, you’ll get to see many different sides of the Greek Islands. Some things you would never see through a more traditional vacation medium. It is not just a yacht that can change how you see them. With the changing of the seasons comes a change in the local atmosphere. Towns and beaches that were once packed with tourists are returned to the hands of their residents. Holiday hot spots revert to their normal state; home to many islanders. In such a time, you can experience the true nature of Greek culture. Be a part of their customs and traditions not as one of the faceless tourist mass. You can be more as a lone traveler out to explore the world.
Thinking you might enjoy an autumn visit to the Greek Islands? Then contact us for information or to book your dream getaway!
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