Spring in Greece!
THINGS TO DO ON A SPRING DAY IN GREECE
Spring in Greece can arrive suddenly without warning when the winter winds and skies still linger. Spring bursts forth in full colour. The hills and fields become blankets of flowers and brilliant colours. To be in Greece in the Spring is to experience the rebirth of the World.
Take a drive through the countrysides of Greece. Travel deep into the Peloponnese, where the landscape is so breathtaking that you may feel like you have landed on another planet. Drive to Neopoli and take the small ferry boat across to Elafonisos where you will find a World Heritage protected beach at Simos. Drive from Neopoli to Monemvasia where you will be transported back in history when the Byzantine Empire was strong. Walk through the castle's narrow roads and feel the living spirits of a time gone past. Spring in Monemvasia is too beautiful for words. Even a picture does little justice. You must see for yourself.
If you are in the City, in Athens or even in the small villages, there are unique and interesting museums and historical sites to visit. Greece is after all, the beginning of history. Reminders are everywhere.
Perhaps the best time of the year to visit museums is in the Spring. The weather is mild and a cool breeze is always felt. Get out, walk and see the sites of the city, absent of crowds, tourists and hot sweaty bodies!
If you happen to be in Athens this time of the year, don't miss the New Acropolis museum where new exhibitions are always being shown:
After much anticipation and many months of preparation, the New Acropolis Museum has opened its doors to visitors. If you are in Athens, don't miss this superb exhibition! For more details about the museum and its exhibition, see my new tips on my Athens pages.
I hope you enjoy traveling through my pages and that somewhere along the line I may inspire you to travel to the country of Greece, where the light is something unique and special. Even the ancient Greeks were aware of the significance of 'light' and built their most famous temples with respect and consideration of the positions from which the sun 'rose' and 'sat.' Today, we can see the modern respect and importance of the 'light' in Greek Art by the amazing presence of the New Acropolis Museum. At a certain time of the day, the shadow of the Acropolis is reflected on the side of the the new museum's walls presenting the contemporary traveler to Athens a unique and awe inspiring realization of the 'light' in Greek philosophy of spirit, body and soul.
Check out some of my tips for a few of the most popular Greek islands.
You can start with Crete, which is so big, it hardly seems like an island!:
and Plakias to see the Monastery at Preveli:
My latest updates on my Spetses pages:
See you there!