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Best places to visit in Greece in March

There are many islands in Greece where one can head to for a relaxing experience of soaking under the spring sun while enjoying a refreshing drink.

1. Crete

This is one of the best islands in Greece which experiences the spring season sooner than any other regions there. It is crowded by the visiting tourists during the winter season. It is best explored and enjoyed when it is least crowded and that is during the spring season in March. This exotic island on the south coast is perfect for those who enjoy basking under the sun. The highest temperature recorded in Crete is 20 degrees. The southern part of Greece is generally warmer than the central part of Greece. The southern part of Greece has several other locations which can be seen when visiting Greece in March for an enjoyable experience. These include Preveli Beach, Triopetra Cave and others.

2. Rhodes

Rhodes is another popular island in Greece which offers serene views of the spectacular backdrop and landscapes which can be observed and viewed while being surrounded by a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. This island is never crowded and therefore it is best for couples and honeymooners who want to spend some alone quality time together. This region becomes warmer after the winter season, but it is not as hot as the Crete island. Rain can be expected on this island and it adds an extra charm to the whole place. One can visit the various historic sites, explore the exotic villages or even choose to leisurely relax at the local cafes of this island.

3. Chios

Chios is located off the Anatolian coast and is considered to be the fifth largest island in Greece. It makes for the perfect ecotourism locale for a trip to Greece in the month of March. This island is blessed with mesmerizing landscapes which bloom during the spring season in March. One can enjoy a swim on the beach or if the water is too cold, one can spend a large chunk of their day exploring the island’s rich cultural history. The Chios Mastic Museum can be visited where one can learn about mastic which is a flavored tree resin produced locally.

4. Athens & Mainland Greece

Athens is known worldwide and is the most popular destination in Greece which is visited by every tourist who plans on traveling to this country. Throughout the year, there are always some new interesting things happening here which attracts many travelers and explorers. The mainland region of Greece definitely must be visited as it houses the most popular tourist attractions of the country.

5. Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki is a beautiful port town in Greece and an amazing place to explore especially during the month of March as the weather is really pleasant. One can still find remains from the past of the Byzantine, Ottoman, and Roman history. The waterfront square is the best place to spend an evening in this city. The chic cafes overlooking the sea are the perfect hangout spots to spend an evening in Greece in March. Do include the city in your Greece tours in March 2019.

Festivals In Greece In March

Greece hosts numerous festivals throughout the year for the entertainment of residents, expats, and tourists in Greece. Many of these interesting festivals and events that take place in the month of March, are listed below.

25th March

On this particular day, two events are celebrated by the people of this country. Between the years 1821 and 1832, the Greeks won the war against the Ottoman Empire, and on this day every year, the people of Greece commemorate their win.
Throughout the country, there are several parades organised to mark this major event, with the one in Athens being the best among all.
This day is exactly nine months from the Christmas day, and to mark this, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Annunciation.

Half Marathon in Athens

For all the fitness enthusiasts, this half marathon is a must. It is an excellent event organised by the Hellenic Athletics Federation in Athens city. More than 50,000 runners participate in this event which is conducted annually. The path of the marathon keeps changing every year and one gets to explore the entire city and witness all the major architectural buildings while running through the streets of the famous city of Athens.

Nafplio Marathon

If one is visiting the Peloponnese in March, they should definitely participate in the Nafplio Marathon which is conducted on the 5th of March every year. It has several event and races for participants from every age group. Peloponnese is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece and this marathon gives an opportunity to run through the streets of this town while admiring its beauty. It forms an ideal base to explore the major archaeological sites including Mycenae and Epidaurus.