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Spring

 Come springtime, the Greek sky is at its best. Period. Nothing more rejuvenating than the first warm rays of spring light and the first time in a long time you actually need shades for more than styling purposes. Those who choose to forgo summer are in for a treat. The temperatures get pleasant and there is beauty found everywhere as flowers are blossoming in a random manner while we try to spot butterflies. 

 

Greeks - major fans of alfresco coffee drinking - refuse to sit indoors and suddenly cities seem surprisingly alive and vividPeople-watching is in full swing and the weather is perfect for strolling around. It is a great time to explore sites and feel the joys of easy access with only a few handfuls of other visitors around. Islands are blanketed with wildflowers, you won't have to compete with tourist crowds and you'll enjoy longer daylight hours. 

Athenian weekenders pick nearby destinations to spend their couple of free days. Hydra, Spetses and Nafplio rank top. The brave ones attempt their first dives around April and late May becomes unofficially the beginning of summer. 

Others swear by mountainous destinations like Zagori or Meteora. Smart move if you take into account that after the influx of winter skiers have departed, you'll practically have the place almost to yourself. 

Springs are mostly sunny but showers might happen occasionally. We are firm believers of April showers bringing May flowers and feel happy about them. Chances are that come nighttime you might need another layer of clothes. But you will happily put on your long sleeves thinking it's just a little chilly. 

 

Maybe that's what makes spring so blissfully comfortable.