Summer in Greece is in full swing in June and the following list shares the five best things to do as the Mediterranean sunshine envelops the cities and Greek islands.
Greece and the Greek islands welcome travelers in June eager to embrace the temperate waters of sought-after coastlines and hidden beaches, search the ancient fortress towns and villages hanging over the countryside, and explore the regional Mediterranean cuisine from shore to shore and beyond the rolling hills.
The essential experiences in this guide are but a few exquisite chances to enjoy the treasures of Greece and Zicasso will help you get the most out of your summer tour in the Mediterranean.
Island hopping is one of the main reasons visitors travel to Greece in the first place. Greece’s slice of Mediterranean paradise encompasses a vast collection of immaculate islands peppering the Aegean and Ionian Seas, the Saronic Gulf, and beyond.
Whether you wish to visit the pumping clubs along Mykonos’ sparkling coastline, settle in for some wine to views of the Santorini vineyards and sea, escape to the rarely strolled shores of Moni Islet, or retreat to the coruscating seascapes of Corfu, island-hopping adventures in Greece will steal the show.
The Temple of Poseidon of Cape Sounion will invite you to explore ancient Greek history dating back to 444 BC. The significant ruin site has been the subject of fables and mythical stories honoring the great sea god that has inspired pop-cultural cinema and modern tales.
The temple is particularly magnificent at sunset, when the fading sun paints the sea and sky in orange, yellow, and pink hues. You will also enjoy the opportunity to explore the beautiful castaway beaches of Cape Sounion before and after your tour of the archeological site.
Greek monasteries are jaw-dropping historical structures that riddle the cities, towns, villages, and coastal getaways all over the country. While serving the country’s long-standing religious roots, these monasteries are also magnificent in design and well worth a visit during your stay in several iconic Greek destinations and islands.
The Great Meteoron Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour in Meteora perches on the perilous peaks of a rocky outcrop, the Panagia Spiliani Monastery in Samos extends over cliffs into a cave, and the Agia Triada Tzagaroli Monastery of Aegina is an architectural marvel looming over the town.
A summer vacation to Greece in June would not be complete without a visit to Santorini and a sip of the exquisite vintages that the local winemakers produce from the plump grapes. You will visit stunning estates with centuries-old histories and cellars that protect prestigious wines.
Your sommelier will bring a selection of the best wines to your table and you will discern the distinct flavors as you gaze across the vineyards growing from the rich geothermal soils of the volcanic island. After tasting and peering into the cellars, you will walk across the beautiful pastures to lofty viewpoints overlooking the sprawling sea.
You will welcome a chance to escape the sweltering Mediterranean sun at one point or another during your adventurous summer tour in June.
The Caves of Diros are an ideal alternative to the beaches that you will be thrilled to discover on a scorching day. A guide will lead you inside the enormous caverns that open up to reveal streams of water flowing in and out of the various chambers.
You will hop into a boat and slowly cruise through the lantern-lit caverns as sunlight floods through apertures in the cave walls and stalactites droop down towards the translucent water. The journey is a surreal cave exploration in the picturesque Peloponnese peninsula.
Explore the Aegean and Ionian Islands on exquisite island-hopping adventures, enter the remarkable Caves of Diros and cruise the river cutting through the caverns, admire the magnificent Greek monasteries, and sip exceptional vintages in Santorini on our sample itineraries from our Greece Tours in June.