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The perfect time to visit Greece

The perfect time to visit Greece

Greece, a country with a vast historical and cultural heritage, its sunny islands and delicious cuisine, is always a dream destination for travellers from all over the world. However, for those looking for a less crowded and more comfortable experience, the perfect time to visit Greece is this autumn and we’re ready with rental cars ideal for such a trip.

As summer gradually turns to autumn, Greece reveals a special charm. Milder temperatures begin to prevail and the summer crowds fade. This time of year gives you the chance to really explore this enchanting country, without suffering from the heatwave or crowds of tourists.

In this article, we will guide you through the various tourist destinations in Greece that are becoming particularly attractive this autumn. From the historic capital Athens to picturesque Santorini, from the deep history of Crete to the cultural city of Thessaloniki, you’ll discover why this Mediterranean country continues to be a wonderful choice for travellers.

Plus, we’ll introduce you to some of the delicious dishes of Greek cuisine and share why autumn is the perfect time to enjoy them. So, grab your bags, get ready to explore and taste, and let’s discover why this autumn is the ideal time to visit Greece.

Athens – History and Modernity

Athens, the capital of Greece and the cradle of Western civilisation, is a fascinating destination that harmoniously blends its rich history with the vibrancy of modernity. In autumn, this glamorous metropolis reveals its most alluring sides, offering travellers the opportunity to explore in peace and comfort. Here’s why it’s worth including it in your itinerary:

Acropolis – Monument of Legends: The Acropolis is a true symbol of ancient history and Greek influence on the world. In autumn, milder temperatures make climbing this historic monument more enjoyable and the tourist crowds are reduced, leaving room for much more leisurely exploration.

Strolls through Plaka – Athens’ Old Town: Plaka is a picturesque neighbourhood in Athens with cobbled streets, traditional tavernas and old houses. In autumn, you can stroll freely through this neighbourhood without feeling overwhelmed by the heat.

New Town – Modernity and Elegance: In contrast to the historical side, Athens has a modern side. You can explore neighbourhoods such as Kolonaki, this is the lush area of Athens known for its designer shops, fashion boutiques and stylish cafes. You can stroll its cobbled streets, admiring the eye-catching shop windows and enjoy a coffee in a stylish atmosphere.

Santorini Island – A Jewel of the Aegean Sea

Santorini, one of the most famous islands in the Aegean, is a paradise famous for its spectacular scenery and iconic architecture. With autumn just beginning to take hold, this island gem shows its true beauty in a less crowded setting with perfect temperatures. Here’s why it’s worth making a Santorini island getaway this autumn:

Unique Landscapes – White Houses and Unforgettable Sunsets: Santorini stood out for its white houses with blue domes, created on the steep banks of the volcano. In autumn, the colours are still vibrant and the views of the sea are truly breathtaking. The island’s sunsets are considered some of the most beautiful in the world and can be admired in an atmosphere more tranquil than that of high summer.

Hidden Beaches – Relaxation and Quiet: Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy Santorini’s beaches without the summer crowds. Red Beach and Kamari Beach are just two of the multitude of options that await you with their black or volcanic red sand and crystal clear waters.

Wines and Tastings – Wine Tastings and Traditional Cuisine: Santorini Island is famous for its distinctive wines, especially Assyrtiko Wine. Autumn is the ideal time to tour the wineries and taste the local wines. You can also enjoy traditional Greek cuisine in the tavernas overlooking the sea, without waiting in long queues.

Greek Cuisine – A Delight in Any Season

Greek cuisine is a real treat for the taste buds and is equally delicious in any season. In autumn, when the temperatures are more suitable for enjoying delicious food without feeling overwhelmed by the heat, you can truly enjoy authentic Greek gastronomy. Here’s why it’s worth exploring this part of your Greek experience:

Gyros and Souvlaki – Street Delicacies: Gyros and souvlaki are popular street food in Greece, consisting of grilled meat (usually chicken or pork) and fresh vegetables, all wrapped in pita. Tasting an authentic gyros or a fresh souvlaki is an incomparable experience, we guarantee.

Moussaka – A Traditional Delight: Moussaka is an iconic Greek dish consisting of layers of potatoes, minced meat, eggplant, tomato sauce and béchamel sauce. The dish is baked in the oven until it becomes a succulent dish and the flavours blend harmoniously.

Tzatziki and Taramasalata – Refreshing Appetizers: Tzatziki, a creamy sauce with yogurt, cucumber and garlic, pairs perfectly with traditional bread, fries or meat, but also plain. Taramasalata, a delicious fish roe paste, is a refreshing and tasty starter.

That being said, get ready for an unforgettable experience in Greece this autumn. There are cities with amazing history and architecture, beaches with breathtaking scenery and traditional dishes that will have you stepping foot in as many local tavernas as possible. Let’s hit the road!

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