Most Beautiful Greek Places to Visit in Spring

Greek travel destinations ©Arian Zwegers/Flick

One of the best seasons to visit Greece is spring. The windy winter turns to a beautiful spring with blooming wildflowers and great weather for sightseeing. The hotels are less crowded; you can easily find boat and plane if you want to experience the true spirit of the islands, which are now covered in green.

We would like to present you the most beautiful Greek places to visit in spring.

Our proposal includes Thessaloniki, Kalambaka and the Monasterios of Meteora, the archeological complex in Delphi and the Corinth Canal, Mycenae, Nafplio and Epidauros .

Thessaloniki

When you are spending time in Thessaloniki you should visit the main historical sights of this beautiful capital of the Northern part of Greece. Take a tour to the Church of St Demetrius (patron saint of the city) and the Church of St Sophia, which is one of the oldest churches in Thessaloniki.

You should also visit the ruins of the Roman Forum (also known as Roman Agora), the White Tower (or Lefkos Pyrgos), the statue of Alexander the Great, the ruins of Palace of Galerius, the Arch of Galerius and Rotunda.

The beautiful city of Thessaloniki ©Tilemahos Efthimiadis, George M. Groutas/Flickr

Kalambaka and the Monasteries of Meteora

Meteora is a group of monasteries also known as the monasteries in the clouds or in free translation “suspended between heaven and earth”.

Out of the 21 monasteries built on the rocks near the town of Kalambaka in the 14th century only six survived until today: Agios Nikolaos Anapafsas Monastery, Agia Triada Monastery (holy Trinity), Great Meteoron Monastery (Monastery of the Transfiguration of Christ), Agios Stefanos Monastery, Roussanou Monastery, The Varlaam Monastery.

If you want to visit the monasteries you will need to pay 2 euro/person and to wear appropriate clothing, which means long trousers and long sleeves for men and long dress for women. You should also make a brake at the Zindros Byzantin Workshop, where you can attend the manufacturing process of icons.

The wonderful Monasteries of Meteoras ©Arian Zwegers, thebaldwin, cod_gabriel, Alberto Perdomo/Flick

Delphi

In Delphi you can visit the famous Greek archeological complex that includes the altar of the oracle and the temple of Apollo.

The Greek archeological site in Delphi ©isawnyu, Arian Zwegers/Flick

Peloponnesian trip

Spring is the perfect season for a Peloponnesian trip, which should include Corinth Canal, the gorgeous archeological site of the beautiful ancient Greek city Mycenae with the grave and the palace of the Atreid dynasty, the harbor of Nafplio built by Venetians, and the ancient theatre of Epidauros

The beautiful city of Peloponnese ©archer10 (Dennis), Klearchos Kapoutsis, miriam.mollerus, troymckaskle, kameraadpjotr/Flick

Obviously the options are not limited to these wonderful Greek places; you can make a trip to Athens, the islands of Egina, Poros and Hydra, Mount Olympus and the Monastery of St. Dionysus.

If you plan to visit Greece during the spring you may also consider the date of Greek Orthodox Easter. This occurs many times in April, but in 2013 Easter in Greece is celebrated on May 5th.

 

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