Spring escapes to Greece combine wonderful weather with incredible destinations and the added benefit of less crowds
Although Greece is mostly known for being the ultimate summer destination, you will find that it is much more than that. Spring in Greece in associated with blooming nature and great climate, allowing for you to explore the outdoors under a gorgeous blue sky. And even though you may not be brave enough to enjoy the sea yet, visiting Greece during Spring will remind you so much of summer, and open up an entirely different world of experiences to be had.
Here are the top 5 Spring escapes to Greece, 3 mainland and 2 island locations, each offering a different type of holiday. Try at least one, and keep the rest in your bucket list for next Spring!
1.Luxury spa escape to Halkidiki
Halkidiki is a stunning peninsula in the north of Greece. It can easily be reached from Thessaloniki airport, and within about an hour or so, you will get to its first leg, Kassandra. Kassandra is known for having the natural resource of thermal springs, and the Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort has been built to give its guests the rejuvenating experience of a luxury spa escape to Halkidiki. It combines a glorious beachfront location on the tip of the peninsula, with 5 star facilities and amenities, and a state-of-the-art spa that guarantees to embrace its guests with a holistic approach to wellness and personalised spa treatments. With an extensive list of special therapies that are aimed at re-kindling your balance, each and every person can find the right remedy for their individual needs. The resort gives each guest a complimentary Water Source Journey plus it currently runs an early bird offer of a discounted rate and a free transfer from the airport, making it simply irresistible to discover from the end of April onward.
2. Family seaside escape to Porto Heli
Porto Heli in Argolis, Peloponnese, has been a long time favourite among Greeks for two reasons. It is close to Athens, which makes it perfect for a weekend escape and it is a gorgeous resort town built right on the sea. From Porto Heli, you can easily visit the islands opposite it, Spetses and Hydra, so embarking upon a seaside escape to Porto Heli means you can also discover the picturesque neighbouring islands for a day. AKS Hinitsa Bay hotel is built on Porto Heli’s most prized bay, Hinitsa, which generously offers its guests staggering sea views that will soothe your soul from the moment you wake up. Perfect for families, this 4 star hotel has been recently renovated and exudes a truly indescribable feeling, from both its interiors and exteriors. Doused in natural light, it conveys a sense of relaxation from every corner. Kids have the time of their lives here due to the exceptional children activities and services the hotel offers, giving parents the much needed alone time to recharge.
3. A fairytale, nature escape to Monemvasia
Also located in the Peloponnese, on the second leg, you will find the dreamy region of Monemvasia. Situated on the peninsula’s most southern point is a serene Medieval-like town with great historical significance. The landscape blends dramatic rock formations and a fortified settlement amidst wild nature that come together to constitute a destination that will excite visitors. The amazing Kinsterna hotel in Monemvasia captures the sense of a fairytale escape uniquely, surrounded by the wilderness of the nature that the region is known for. The luxurious Byzantine mansion property is ideal for a romantic holiday where guests will feel like they have entered a realm made of dreams. Coupled with exceptional cuisine and a modern spa facility, guests can truly unwind in its alluring atmosphere from morning until night. Read my Kinsterna hotel review to get a better sense of what to expect. You can take advantage of their Easter break offer and be prepared to be lavished in the lap of luxury as soon as March.
4. City escape to Heraklion
Moving on to island destinations now, one island that is without a doubt a splendid choice for a Spring escape is Crete. Crete is so diverse, split across four prefectures, it offers the best of all worlds: mountains, seaside and city locations that are bound to mesmerise visitors almost instantly. When considering Crete, visitors will often be faced with the dilemma about where to begin and which location to visit first. Crete’s capital, Heraklion, is a good start. It is a city that will most definitely charm you. It is coastal, steeped in history and is strategically located, this way facilitating onward travel for discovering the rest of Crete. It offers a great opportunity for delving into culture, gastronomy and getting to grips with the local traditions and temperament. The Galaxy Hotel in Heraklion offers 5 star hospitality in a sensational environment that covers all bases of an authentic, warm Cretan welcome. All the famous landmarks are almost literally at your feet, while exploration of Heraklion’s environs is convenient and can be arranged by the hotel on your behalf to ensure your absolute comfort, with a personal itinerary. Booking through their website gives you an extra 15% saving on their rates too!
5. Romantic escape to Corfu
The second island that is worth a Spring visit is definitely the emerald lady of the Ionian islands, Corfu. Able of offering a wide range of holiday experiences, this island has a enchanting effect upon its visitors. It’s landscapes are evergreen, with verdant cliffs often pouring down to an azure sea creating a sense of wonderment for visitors. Such striking landscapes can be found in Agios Gordios, where the beautiful Mayor La Grotta Verde Resort is set. Nestled in an impressive cliff, the hotel’s location is truly magical. Sea view rooms to spoil your senses and rooms with plunge pools make this hotel in Corfu a Mediterranean adult’s paradise. Opening on the 1st of May, it is a great precursor for summer vibes and for getting into that holiday mood. For a limited time, this hotel offers its guests three complimentary meals at one of its exquisite à la carte restaurants.