Greece Tours in June at a Glance
Greece’s ancient history and abundant tales of mythological deities have propelled this amazing country to become one of the most historically rich destinations in the world. June is an especially ideal time to travel to Greece because this is a season that hosts a surplus of sunshine and pristine conditions to explore outdoors. Several exciting festivals also occur during this time, including the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, the Miaoulia naval festival in Hydra, and the Nafplio Festival.
Greece is made up of the following regions: Sterea, Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, and Thrace. Greece also has a plethora of islands that are scattered throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas, such as Crete, Cyclades, Dodecanese, Ionian, Sporades, Saronic, and the Eastern Aegean islands.
Although there are about 2,000 Greek islands known throughout the Aegean and Ionian Seas, only 168 of these enclaves are inhabited. The capital city of Greece is Athens, which also is the country's largest city.
Greece’s climate is Mediterranean, meaning that it is relatively mild throughout the year. The summers in Greece are hot and dry. July and August average 30 to 35 degrees Celsius, but the temperature during these months can reach up to 40 degrees Celsius. The winters in Greece tend to be somewhat cold and rainy but are still considered mild and temperate.
In the northern part of Greece, the winters can be cold, and some areas even receive the occasional snowfall. Greece’s southern regions, which include the Islands, provide visitors with much more mild weather.
Greece has an estimated 10.5 million residents. Most of these residents live in large cities and the surrounding vicinities, such as Athens and Thessaloniki. Athens has an estimated three million residents.
Religion is an important aspect of Greece’s culture. Most Greeks identify as Christian Orthodox, and the remainder of the population practices a range of Muslim, Catholic, and Jewish faiths.
Greek is Greece’s official language and is spoken by nearly all of the residents. A few non-official dialects are also spoken throughout Greece. In most of Greece’s metropolitan areas and on the more popular Greek Islands, it is common to hear English, German, French and Italian.
Greece’s official currency is the Euro. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops in Greece accept major credit cards, but since you still might encounter some establishments that only take cash, it is smart to carry Euros with you throughout your Greece tour.
You should have no problem finding ATMs throughout Greece. When you are traveling to some of Greece’s more remote islands, ATMs may be harder to find.