Greek Easter getaways are the ideal way to experience Greece during one of its most enjoyable times
Although Greece is known for being primarily a Summer destination, Spring escapes to Greece are absolutely sensational, for a number of reasons. The weather is wonderful; not too hot or too cold. The landscapes are beautiful; nature is blooming. It is shoulder season; you are likely to spend less for the same type of accommodation compared to peak Summer.
However, experiencing a Greek Easter getaway is something else. It involves festivities, feasts and celebrations amidst incredible scenery. If you haven’t had the chance to spend a holiday in Greece during Easter, then here are two mainland locations and one island that will provide some inspiration to add it to your bucket list, soon!
Greek Easter getaway to Porto Heli for a quick escape from Athens
Only a couple of hours drive from Athens, Porto Heli is one of the most popular destinations for spending a Greek Easter getaway. Here you can expect to be right by the sea, especially if you choose to stay at a beachfront 4 star hotel in Porto Heli. With a long standing tradition in hospitality, the resort town of Porto Heli is bound to excite its visitors. It has a lovely port that will become alight with colourful fireworks on Ascension night, while you shouldn’t miss becoming part of the Easter customs that reach their zenith on Easter Sunday. Exploring the environs of Porto Heli is also a must.
The Peloponnese has many locations that are worth checking out, especially if you have some days to spend in Porto Heli. Spetses island is directly opposite Hinitsa Bay, accessible via sea taxi in less than 15 minutes. Close by are the towns of Ermioni and Koilada, whereas within under an hour you can reach the famous Epidaurus site with its ancient amphitheatre.
Greek Easter getaway to Pelion for the adventure & nature lovers
A Greek Easter getaway into the heart of nature, Pelion welcomes its visitors within its mountainous embrace. If there is one place where Spring has truly sprung, enabling one of the most sensational Spring getaways to Greece for nature lovers, then that is definitely Pelion. Although it is a four season destination, spending a Greek Easter getaway to Pelion during spring will prove to be unforgettable.
The bountiful nature of the region is at its most spectacular during Spring, allowing for many activities that will amplify the sense of freedom that adventure enthusiasts seek. Mountain biking, horse riding, hiking and walking the Pelion paths and trails of its mystical forests, even sea kayaking and rafting, because Pelion is an incredible place that combines both mountains and the sea. Its home, Thessaly, is a peninsula in a prime location, that is blessed to have not one, but two seas – the Aegean to the east and the Pagasetic Gulf to the west. Depending on the precise location, you can benefit from staying at Pelion sea view villas while being surrounded by a gorgeous verdant landscape.
Greek Easter getaway to Santorini for the hopeless romantics
Our island feature for a Greek Easter getaway simply has to be Santorini. Experiencing the most iconic Greek island pre-summer could actually change your mind about when is the best time to visit it. Since most people choose to visit the island during the summer, it tends to get congested, often deterring from the best experience possible.
Off peak season means less people, perhaps better rates and less heat, which can often be unbearable. All the rest remains the same; the panoramic views, the enchanting volcano, the majestic sky-canvas pouring into your sunset view suites in Oia. But during Easter, Santorini becomes the setting of a most astonishing sight.
The village of Pyrgos, which is built on the top of a hill, turns into a blazing spectacle on Good Friday. On every house, every roof and every corner of every path, aluminium cans are set alight, illuminating it on the most sombre night of Easter. Looking at it from below, the view is almost breathtaking. This unique custom is absolutely captivating, found nowhere else on earth and at no other time. With a Greek Easter getaway to Santorini you can get to discover the more demure side of this beautiful island.