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5 Best Things to Do in Greece in March

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Dramatic cyclades cliffs of Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Enjoy the following five things to do on a Greece tour in March and discover the ancient history, spectacular sights, and exquisite Mediterranean cuisine on your early-spring adventure.

From the dazzling seascapes of Santorini to the epic architecture of ancient Greece, the untamed wilderness within the Mediterranean forests, and the charming villages on lofty Cycladic cliffs, the best destinations in Greece share stunning highlights to relish on a tour in March.

We share what you need to know about the best Greek experiences in March and provide additional insight as you begin to plan your journey to the ancient cities, isles, and beyond.


  1. 1. Explore Santorini’s Oia, Pyrgos, and Fira
  2. 2. Stand in the Panathenaic Stadium
  3. 3. Cross the Samaria Gorge
  4. 4. Visit the Chios Mastic Museum
  5. 5. Wander Around Rhodes Old Town
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1. Explore Santorini’s Oia, Pyrgos, and Fira

Vineyards on Santorini

Vineyards on Santorini

The Santorini caldera is a spellbinding destination and the island boasts a collection of endearing local villages that stand on the craggy cliffs towering above the Aegean Sea.

You may visit the white-washed town of Oia and capture iconic photographs of the blue-roof buildings before you continue to the Pyrgos hilltop village to view the geothermal vineyards and sip the wines produced in Santorini.

Finally, Santorini’s capital city, Fira, will invite you to bask in the brilliant Mediterranean atmosphere during gourmet dinners overlooking the ocean.

2. Stand in the Panathenaic Stadium

 Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece

Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece

You will explore the Acropolis Museum and Parthenon during your adventure in Athens, two ancient landmarks that typically feature on Greece tours in March. Afterward, your journey through time will extend to the impressive stands of the Panathenaic Stadium.

The Olympic amphitheater, which is entirely built from marble, is a phenomenal piece of ancient architecture that shares insight into the Panathenaic Games and the history of the Olympic Games. You will treasure an opportunity to cheer from the stadium stands as if you were a part of the ancient crowds.

3. Cross the Samaria Gorge

Hiking the Samaria Gorge on Crete, Greece

Samaria Gorge on Crete, Greece

The Greek beaches are the most notable attraction during spring. However, the Greek wilderness is as impressive and often a far more peaceful place to enjoy the breathtaking landscapes.

The Samaria Gorge near the coastal city of Chania is a remarkable destination that lies at the end of a brisk hike through the forests and across the mountains of Crete. In March, light fills the enormous chasm and the stream sparkles as birds soar overhead and creatures sing from the towering summits of Samaria Gorge.

4. Visit the Chios Mastic Museum

Chios is a charming Greek island in the Aegean that is commonly known as the Mastic Island for its prominent exports of mastic gum.

The island is home to vast mastic tree groves from which the sought-after resin is harvested, processed, and distributed around the world. You will learn more about the production of mastic gum as you visit the Chios Mastic Museum.

The tour is set within the mastic landscape and invites you to view the magnificent artworks, history, and modern architecture of the museum around the corner from medieval Greek villages.

5. Wander Around Rhodes Old Town

Street in Old Town Rhodes, Greece

Old Town Rhodes, Greece

The medieval old town of Rhodes is a treasure trove of ancient Greek artifacts, architecture, and artwork. Long cobblestone streets intersect the towering castle battlements and purple flowers blossom on the windowsills of historic homes.

Colorful garments fill small boutiques that you will uncover as you veer off the beaten path and the fragrant aromas of Mediterranean cuisine will catch your attention around every corner. The Archeological Museum of Rhodes, Palace of the Grand Masters, and Street of the Knights will share what it must have been like to be a part of the ancient Greek civilization.

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Oia Village on Santorini, Greece

Oia Village on Santorini, Greece

Tour the photogenic towns of Santorini, explore the lush wilderness of Crete, cheer from the Olympic stadiums, and admire ancient Greece as you experience the essentials on a Greece tour in the spring month of March.

There is more to see and do in Greece and the Greek islands than you know, so be sure to check out sample itineraries from our Greece Tours in March or our Greece Travel Guide. If you would like to plan your trip today or contact a travel specialist, you can get in touch with us by completing a Trip Request or calling us on 1-888-265-9707.

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