Greeks can be smug about many things—this is the nation, after all, that brought you the word “hubris”—but the boasts about their Mediterranean climate are well deserved. Warm, sunny weather arrives in Greece as early as April and lasts into October, although you should avoid the peak summer months of July and August, when temperatures and prices soar.

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Greeks can be smug about many things—this is the nation, after all, that brought you the word “hubris”—but the boasts about their Mediterranean climate are well deserved. Warm, sunny weather arrives in Greece as early as April and lasts into October, although you should avoid the peak summer months of July and August, when temperatures and prices soar.
Photograph By Gareth McCormack, Alamy Stock Photo

An Insider's Guide to the Best of Greece

Here's the top food, history, and beaches in the birthplace of democracy.

Hellenic greatness, both real and imagined, is as much a foundation stone of Greek identity as Aristotle and the Acropolis, and close to a decade of economic free fall hasn’t dampened the appeal of Greece’s turquoise bays, seaside cafés, and ancient ruins. From Athens’ art galleries to Cycladic beaches to Santorini’s famous Assyrtiko wine, here are an insider’s tips to the best this Mediterranean playground has to offer.

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