What is the Weather in Greece?
In the heart of the Mediterranean, Greece has mild but wet winters with dry summers. It is sunny year round while the northern part of the country can get very cold in the winter. Some areas see snowfall in the north while, in the south, winters are much more mild.
How do I get Around Greece?
Buses are a popular way for people to get around Greece and those that run on major routes are punctual and efficient. However, those that run smaller routes are not as regular with some villages only connecting to a larger city weekly. Trains are also an option although they do travel more slowly than buses. However, they are much cheaper and may offer a more comfortable ride. You can purchase either first- or second-class tickets, each with different amenities. There is also an intercity rail between specific cities. In many of the coastal areas, ferries travel between islands and cities in Greece. Some use hydrofoils, also called “Flying Dolphins” which are high speed boats that bridge the gap between ferry schedules, catamarans or tahyplia, many of which are air conditioned heavily and televisions are turned to high volumes. Car rentals are another option but keep in mind that Greece has the highest fatal accident rate in Europe. Many drivers take corners very fast, speed out from side roads and often fail to use signals. Road conditions can also be poor in some areas.