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3 Greek Islands for a Spring Getaway

by Eugenia Lazaris

Mar 15, 2023

Corfu © Ljupco | Dreamstime.com

Destinations / Europe

Greeks have a saying: In the summertime, Greece calls its children home. It’s no secret summer is the ideal time for family travelers to visit Greece’s many beautiful islands, but the truth is, springtime has plenty to offer, making it the preferred time for those who know which islands to visit. Read on to discover three beautiful Greek Islands perfect for experiencing the magic and beauty during the off-season.


Most islands are sparsely populated during off-season months, with most residents seasonal summer help or spending the colder seasons in warmer locales on the country’s mainland. But the island of Crete is practically large enough to be its own nation, boasting a thriving population who call the island home year-round. The size of the island also allows for more favorable weather conditions in the off-season so you can enjoy the many sites, such as the ancient Palace of Knossos, the beautiful Agios Minas Cathedral and the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.


Corfu is in the Ionian island chain west of Greece’s mainland. Also known as Kerkyra, it is another island with a large, year-round population and plenty of attractions for visitors during springtime. While summertime offers beautiful beaches and snorkeling, in spring, you can enjoy the beautiful blooms of nature on invigorating outdoor hikes or one of the many towns and villages rich in history and culture. The historic Corfu Old Town is a must-see, with its historic buildings and sprawling plazas displaying the island’s unique Venetian heritage and influence.


Tinos, an island in the Cycladic island chain, may not be as heavily populated during the off-season months as others on this list, but it is a great spring destination in its own right due to its religious and cultural significance. In addition to the rugged beauty of the landscape, it is home to the famous Church of Panagia Evangelistria (Our Lady of Good Tidings), drawing visitors year-round to its massive steps in hopes of receiving a miracle. The island, located just a short ferry ride from Athens, is steeped in history and local lore and hosts festivals throughout the year. In springtime, local flora is in bloom and it is a great time to visit local sites and enjoy the burgeoning culinary scene.


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