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Ideal time to visit greece

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Ideal time to visit greece

Planning to visit greece in 2nd week of march 2014 for honeymoon. is it ideal time for water activities / swim in beaches?

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hi..here are the average weather features for athens in march(it doesn't vary too much from area to area)


march is not when we start swimming,if you could do that trip at late may it would be better

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If at all possible postpone until at least mid June.

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Beach life doesn't start until later in the year, as others have said. There's nothing to stop you swimming in the sea (as long as you don't mind the cold water!), but additional facilities such as sun loungers, umbrellas, cafes and snack bars, water sports equipment, will not be available.

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Hi there

Mid March is about 6 weeks before the holiday season begins, and unless you stay in a larger town with a resident population, you will find the resorts essentially closed down and that will include shops, bars and restaurants. Inter-island travel services are much less frequent and you could find cancellations due to bad weather. It certainly won't be swimming weather and unlikely to be beach weather although you might get some warm, dry days if you are lucky. It will be very changeable though.

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March is still winter in Greece. The sea will be very cold and there will not be any water activities available. Holiday resorts will be closed for the winter. You might get some sunny, warm days but be prepared for cold weather, especially cold nights, with rain, wind and possibly snow in high areas. Make sure you book accommodation with proper central heating (many tourist hotels and apartments are designed for summer visits and can be freezing in winter!).

There will be very few tourists around so if you are interested in ancient history it can be a good time to visit museums and archaeological sites without the crowds. But definitely not the time for a beach holiday, you would need to delay at least until June for that.

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