The warm, sunny weather beckons to globe-trotters and visitors from the cool north all year round. When you are looking for an unhurried good time wearing your "no worries" attitude with your calves frolicking in shimmering, aquamarine waters, then Greece it is. Now let's discover what's in your bucket list.
It could be the sophisticated Hydra or the cosmopolitan Corfu. Mykonos for a touch of glam or the pristine Cephalonia. And what about Santorini? All hype aside, it is breathtaking. Candy-colored Symi feels like it has jumped out of a cart-postale and the Cretan sun is surprisingly rejuvenating. Naxos has the beaches but go to Tinos for all things traditional. Andros is a well-kept secret and Sifnos a slice of foodie heaven. Looking for something raw, wild yet peaceful? That shall be Astypalea and Folegandros. The clock is stuck in medieval times in Rhodes and Ithaca will always be the home of Odysseus.
Wherever you are, don't forget to soak up the atmosphere and that immense feeling between heaven and earth. Romantics, solos or large groups, all snooze for some laid-back unwinding and a little sun-kiss. Kick back, trot around or lay on sugary sands filled with driftwood and parasol pines or rows of sunbeds. Stop and look around. Greece is famed for the maze of colored houses punctuated with geraniums while blue domes overlooking the cerulean sea are dominating. Ports-come-fishing villages are people-watcher's paradise. The narrow white-washed streets are flanked with souvenir shops and you can selfie next to a fuchsia bougainvillea of almost unreal proportions. Sitting under natural canopy-shaded restaurants takes lunching on another lever. Notice the wily cats always on the lookout for a treat?
Be in the know, mix and mingle with the local crowd. There is definitely an exhibition or some sort of happening going on. Not a big art fan? Markets are the real-life goodies exhibition filled with fresh fish, fruit, colorful seasonal vegetables, charcuterie, spices and dried herbs. Treasure hunt in the flea markets while gorging on some koulouri, the infamous Athenian street food.
Up for some rustic charm and slipping into serenity? Mainland Greece will lure you with a color palette of brick red and burnt orange and labyrinths of quiet backstreet corridors. Meander the winding streets with the age-old churches that charm architecture fans. Honey-hued homes come alive with vibrant floral displays each spring as the fresh mountain air sweeps down.
See, there is a reason why Greece is such a photogenic country. It can cure the sorest set of eyes.