When to Go

High Season (Easter & May–Aug)

  • Sights, tours and transport are running full tilt.
  • Accommodation prices can double.
  • Both crowds and temperatures soar.

Shoulder (Apr, Sep & Oct)

  • Accommodation prices can drop by up to 20%.
  • Temperatures are not as blazing.
  • Internal flights and island ferries have reduced schedules.
  • Crowds begin to thin.

Low Season (Nov–Mar)

  • Many hotels, sights and restaurants shut down, especially on the islands.
  • Accommodation rates can drop by as much as 50%.
  • Ferry schedules are skeletal.
  • Temperatures drop; Athens and Crete may even see snow.