Festivals and Holidays in Corfu

Festivals and Holidays in Corfu

Like any other Greek island, Corfu has many festivals and religious holidays throughout the year, especially during the summer. The best season for visiting the island would be spring when everything is green and blooming, while the weather is hot and dry in summer, with temperatures reaching 37 degrees C and is mild and wet in winter. However, it is a great experience to take part of a Greek holiday or festival. We would like to present you the six most important and exciting festival... [ read more ]

Going to Greece in July

Going to Greece in July

One of the busiest months is July for Greece tourism sector. Many tourists want to do island hopping in this month for the frequent flights and ferries availability. Many also enjoy the relaxing time on the beach and fun of the water sports that can be offer in the Greek climate of July. Other than the visits to the archeological sites, festivals and facilities that Greece has to offer, the hot climate on the mainland did not deter them. You will enjoy to see most of the restaurants, taverna... [ read more ]

June Festivals and Events in Greece

June Festivals and Events in Greece

Summer is a great season to visit Greece as it has lots of cultural events not limited to just dance performances to offer. Be warned that if you are on the mainland, it is a climate of hot to very hot. Coastal or island areas are cooler, though many places are generally hot. Expect temperatures up to 28ºC if you are in Athens, Crete is two degrees cooler. People still enjoy outdoor cinemas other than the art festivals and some local festivals. Propylaion Gate, Acropolis Whether it is spe... [ read more ]

Saint Basil's (Vassilio's) Day and Greek Feastings

Saint Basil’s (Vassilio’s) Day and Greek Feastings

Vassilio's or Vasillis originated from Basil, in medieval context it is Basileios which directly came from ‘Kingdom’. In the tradition, gifts were brought to children on the first of January. This day is St Basil’s Day when traditionally, serving of vasilopita is a practice. Vasilopita is a kind of rich bread that is baked with a coin in it. Part of the custom is to sing New Year’s carols and an extra place at the table is set for the Saint Basil where he is like the eastern Santa Cl... [ read more ]

Folegandros and its Highlights

Folegandros and its Highlights

Folegandros is a destination that appeals to couples, honeymooners, families with teenagers, or with small children, singles, romantics, students, active and adventurous tourists as well as budget travelers. It does not matter if you are a repeat visitor or you have never been there before, it is a place that is ever so popular in the spring, summer as well as the fall seasons. Folegandros is a small island in the Aegean Sea together with los, Anafi, Sikinos and also Santorini. They are the so... [ read more ]

Getting Around Greece by Ferry

Getting Around Greece by Ferry

If you are traveling to Greece during the high-season, the routes are pretty extensive. So you can expect many connections from Athens and even in-between islands where you can hop from one island to the other. During the winter season, be ready that the ferries run once or twice a week only. So the frequency of these Greek ferries might impact your travel plans and you are recommended to always plan ahead. Greek Ferries Availability Depending on the time of the year, you can check the ava... [ read more ]