Enjoy an autumn road trip through Greece’s mainland!
Greece in October offers pleasant weather with fewer crowds…
With average daily high temperatures in the mid-70s Fahrenheit, it’s usually still warm enough in early October to sunbathe in comfort and to dine outside at night, with little chance of rain. By mid-October the seas are cooling a bit.
This is a perfect month for sightseeing top cultural sites: mild temperatures make walking pleasurable, and you’ll have less crowds in the major museums.
Visit historical sites: Explore ancient ruins like the Acropolis in Athens, Delphi, and the Palace of Knossos in Crete.
Go Island hopping and enjoy less crowded islands like Santorini, Mykonos, or Crete. You can still swim and enjoy the beautiful beaches.
Hiking:October is great for hiking in places like Meteora, Mount Olympus, or the Samaria Gorge in Crete.
Wine tasting: Greece has excellent wineries. Visit Santorini for its unique volcanic wines or the Nemea region for red wines.
Check out local festivals and events happening in October, celebrating culture and traditions like :
Chestnut Festival. One of Crete’s liveliest festivals, held on the last weekend of October, it features folk music, dancing, and lots of chestnuts to eat.
Head to the Island of Hydra for its sailing regatta.
Santorini Experience. Visitors are invited to compete in the island’s biggest sporting event, with running and swimming.
Spetses Mini Marathon. Far more than a single foot race, this two-day event features various running races plus swimming, including for children.