When to Go

  • During February/March, party with the locals as they let their hair down at dances, games, masquerade balls, parades and other raucous shenanigans during Rethymno’s Carnival, Greece’s biggest pre-Lent celebrations.
  • As days get longer in April, anemones, orchids, lupins and tulips are among the many springtime wildflowers that push up from rain-drenched soil and bathe hillsides, olive groves, stony fields and roadsides in an intense glow.
  • September and October are great for visiting southern beaches: the big crowds are gone, the sea is at its balmiest and the wicked winds have died down.