A Guide To Why You Should Take A Luxury Yacht Charter Around The Greek Islands In Spring.
Greece is a year-round holiday destination, offering up unique experiences and opportunities. As the seasons slowly come and go, spring in Greece is no exception. This blog looks at why you should take a luxury yacht charter around the Greek Islands in spring. I spent one Easter on the Ionian Island of Meganisi with a Greek family, it was a truly memorable experience. In the summer months of July and August some of the ports and anchorages can become quite hot and crowded. In the spring you will quite often find, that you are the only yacht around for miles.
Admire The Flora and Fauna Of The Greek Islands
With the dawn of spring comes an explosion of life across the entirety of the Mediterranean. Animals burst forth from their hibernation, wildflowers bloom with the brightest of petals. The harsh winter weather mellows into gentle breezes and warming sunshine. Spring is the time of life and colour on the Greek Islands in which mother nature can thrive. A time before the hot summer weather hits the country. This is the perfect time for travellers to walk among the Greek woodlands and snap beautiful holiday photos. There is simply no other time in the year you can experience such vibrancy and colour. In the hillsides of Greece, it is amazing the amount of Flora and Fauna you will find in Greece.
Hike Across The Greek Island Landscape
With all that colour and life bursting from the rustic hillsides, forests and woodlands. Surrounding the coastal towns of the Greek Islands. The Greek islands in spring is the time you want to be pulling on your hiking boots. Then set of on foot to go exploring Greece’s wilderness. Not only do you have the stunning scenery only to be found during the spring season to enjoy. But there are other benefits too. Unlike during the summer, where scorching heat can threaten to ruin a long-anticipated hike. The spring sees the islands experience a much more comfortable climate. Brighter and gentler than winter, yet cooler than summer. Read more about Hiking in Greece.
Experience Orthodox Easter
The Greeks are well known for their passion and at no time is this better displayed than the celebration of Easter. Nearly the entire country becomes consumed by this four-day holiday. Offices, banks, shops, many will be shut (don’t worry, most large stores and restaurants will remain open.) If you choose to take a luxury yacht charter around the Greek islands at this time of year. We highly recommend anchoring at larger towns for this period. Whilst Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the run up to Easter have their own charms. Easter Sunday is when things really come alive. Candlelit parades take place all over the country and fireworks are let off in celebration of the resurrection. The atmosphere is one of great excitement and is quite unlike any other event held in Greece. Traveller’s wishing to experience unadulterated Greek lifestyle and Culture, need look no further.
If visiting over the Easter holidays, make sure you memorize these traditional Greek greetings:
First you’ll hear somebody shout or say ‘Christos anesti,’ (pronounced kree-stoss ah-nes-tee) which means Christ is risen. To respond, simply say, ‘alithos anesti,’ (ah-lee-thoss ah-nes-tee) which means: truly, he is risen. Of course, foreigners aren’t expected to memorize this response. But by attempting to say some Greek words you’ll usually put a smile on the locals’ faces.
A Peaceful Greek Island Excursion
Besides the brief and boisterous period that surrounds the Easter holiday. The Greek Islands in spring is a relatively quiet affair. Still coming off the heels of winter. The tourism boom that comes in the summer months is yet to pick up any pace. So the islands are left thoroughly in the hands of their residents and a few off-peak visitors. The result is essentially a relaxing Greek Island experience. With the warm weather, beautiful beaches, quaint little towns and stunning Mediterranean. All without the hustle and bustle of the summer crowds.
Want to get out and explore the Greek Islands this spring? Then contact us today and book your luxury yacht charter around the Greek Islands
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