Travelling to Greece in the summer

If we can visit Greece only in the middle of summer I'd suggest visiting less crowded parts of the Peleponez, the northern part of the continent or the leading edge of islands with attention focused on the more distant spots. Out of season, especially between late October and late April you need to take into account a reduced number of ferry services to islands and quite skinny range of facilities (ie, equipment rooms, equipment). However, we will be able to find reasonable support for all major routes and at least one hotel and taverna open in the port and main city in all places, the smallest of the islands.

When is the best time to go to Greece?

In most places, people, and we can meet and agree on a very cleverly Greeks, except, of course, peak season running from early July to late August, when temperatures increase rapidly growing crowds of tourists surpassing his number of Greeks themselves.
Do not miss the warmer weather, when you arrive in June or September, well spend time almost everywhere, but especially on the islands. The exception to this rule are, however, the northern coast - especially the peninsula and the islands Hallidhili Samothraki and Thasos, which really can meet and satisfy visitors in June and September.
In October, almost certainly you will meet a stormy period, particularly in western Greece or in the mountains, but by October most of the summer Ayios Dhimirios (the Greek equivalent of the Indian year) prevails. This is particularly in southern Dodakanez and Crete, the place is amazing at that time enjoyable.
Autumn is usually beautiful, the light is softer, the sea is often milder than the wind, and the colors more subtle. The time from December to March are the coldest months and the least reliable, although even then there are many crystal clear, nice day, beautiful lowland flowers begin to bloom early spring.
Weather conditions are deteriorating and low temperatures persist, of course, with a change in the geographical areas, the more the northern zone and increased the amount the longer it will remain cold weather period, for example, showing the same mountains covered with snow from November to May.
Milder winter climate can be found in Rhodes or in the south eastern parts of Crete.
With the spring followed by slow warming, but May is still quite uncertain month, but perfect for admiring the wild flowers, green landscapes and shooting opportunities. During May the weather is a bit more predictable and islands such as Crete, the Peloponnese and Ionian Islands are in the best period to visit, even if the sea is still a little too cold to be swimming in it.
Other factors that affect a proper time for myself to travel to Greece are connected with this which is a rambler, and what with the facilities we are interested. The level of services, especially in taverns, increase under pressure to produce peak season. Standard room reaches its peak in the period from July to September (as well as during Easter and Christmas).

Travelling in Greece

The standard means of public travel on land in Greece are buses. Railway connections are usually very limited, although services on the route Athens - Patra and the Northern Line are gradually improving. However, it is the coaches cover their trails from almost every tourist route in the area of ​​Greece, although not often run on the road side, and provide basic connections in the islands. Travel between the islands are, of course with the need to use the ferries. Ferry connections are extensive and provide a get for each of the 166 inhabited islands. Aircraft are relatively expensive - three or four times the cost for multiplying the ferry taking place on the board, while twice as compared to the cheapest cabin.

Travel by bus services cover major routes, both on the continent and islands. They are effective and universal. On the road sub-buses will operate less regularly and long stops, but even the most distant villages will be covered by the line connections.

The Greek railway network, run by the OSE is limited in scope to the mainland and a few small exceptions trains are much slower than their corresponding bus routes. However, must admit that the trains are much cheaper means of transportation.

Maritime transport
Most travel by sea will be reduced to move to the islands and between them. We can make use of the routes between Athens and the south-eastern ports of specific Peleponez until Yithio.

The cult of motorcycles in Greece is highly developed. Chaired by a jealous god that is a motorcycle, usually requiring regular sacrifice to him.

Car rental
Cars have a basic, obvious advantage, which is the possibility of getting into the least accessible parts of the Greek mainland. However, Greece is one of the most expensive countries in Europe in terms of the cost of renting a car.

Greek taxis are among the cheapest in the whole of Western Europe, of course, taking into account that we will get an honest taxi driver.

Greece - brief history

The French Revolution and the defeat of Turkey by Russia, have caused a real explosion of fighting for freedom in Greece. Mastered part of the country, the Greeks declared their independence in 1822r.Alliance of the Balkan countries and the Balkan war (1912 - 1913) meant that Greece has regained a part of Macedonia, Epirus and southern Aegean. In 1924 Greece was proclaimed a republic.In 1941, Greece was occupied by German troops, guerrillas fighting the Nazis in 1944 led to the liberation of Greece. In 1952, joined NATO. In 1967 the military junta took power in Greece and in 1973 announced the abolition of the monarchy.The following year, the junta was overthrown, and a return to parliamentary government. In 1975 passed a new constitution. In May 1980 the parliament elected as president K. Karamanlis, the re-election in 1985. In January 1981, Greece was admitted as a member of the EEC.