Greece is blessed with natural wonders, ancient sites and architectural marvels with 1,400 islands dotted throughout the blue waters of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. The scenery varies from mighty gorges to towering mountains, from the arid and rocky Cycladic islands to the icy lakes and plummeting rivers of Northern Greece. The Greeks love to eat and drink so food and wine is plentiful and they have a great passion for fun and a unique zest for life, making Greece an unrivalled destination with an everlasting appeal.
Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Greece; specifically May, June, September and October. Most of the country's tourist infrastructure goes into hibernation during winter, particularly on the islands (and in some places you'll be hard-pressed to find a hotel or restaurant open). Some of the smaller islands close completely as islanders head off to alternative homes on the mainland for a few months. Many hotels, seasonal cafes and restaurants close their doors from the end of October until mid-April; bus and ferry services are either drastically reduced or cancelled.