Greece Tours in June

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Escape to the Mediterranean and enjoy the delights of Greece during the heat of summer. With the travel season in full swing, you will want to have a local expert on your side to provide you with an immersive experience without the crowds. You will be enamored by the ancient and contemporary charms of Greece with a tour from Zicasso.

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Greece Tours in June

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.

Regions

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.

Climate

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.

Population

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

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.

Language

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.

Currency

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.

Where to Visit in June

Planning a vacation to Greece during the month of June is a great time to ensure that you can experience excellent weather, culture, history, and local festivities. June is not only characterized by its sunshine, but a variety of exciting festivals offer visitors a unique and immersive experience.

If you are aiming to avoid the crowds of tourists that visit Greece in June, you should choose to visit less frequented islands and cities versus the more popular islands of Santorini and Mykonos. For those who are seeking a rousing nightlife that lasts well into the early hours of the morning, Mykonos is your best bet.

Essential Experiences in June

Regardless of the time you choose to visit, Greece is incredible. June is particularly pleasant for enjoying the many offerings of this captivating country because there is so much to see and do when the weather is perfect. With such a variety of options, the following three Greece adventures are must-sees in June:

Sip and Savor Santorini’s Finest Wines

You can partake in a full day of sampling the most sumptuous Santorini varietals during a wine tasting and private tour of a vineyard on Santorini.

Enjoy Discovering a Trio of Greek Island Gems

You can sail away on a yacht to the island enclaves of Agistri, Moni, and Aegina.

Soak in the Beauty of Mykonos’ South Coast on a Private Sail

You can witness the unmatched beauty of Mykonos’ stunning shore when you embark on a luxury cruise of its most spectacular spots.

Travel Considerations

Weather

June’s weather in Greece is generally very comfortable. June in Greece’s capital city of Athens can be intensely hot. Here temperatures average 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The great news is that the sun is almost always shining, and the country rarely gets rain in June. With the majority of Greece boasting days that are warm and evenings that remain in the upper seventies and low eighties, the climate is perfect nights for strolls along the beachfront and dining outside. The weather in June is particularly ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and sailing.

Transportation

Greece hosts an abundance of modern bus and tram systems, especially in the big cities like Athens. Ferries also travel back and forth between most islands. It is important to note that certain months throughout the year affect how frequently these ferries run. Luckily for travelers who are visiting Greece in June, this month marks the beginning of the high tourist season, meaning that ferries run frequently and service most islands. It is still advised that you book a few months ahead of time to ensure that your desired ferry time is not sold out by the time you arrive at the dock.

Renting cars is another option that is widely available in Greece. When traveling throughout mainland Greece or on larger islands like Crete, renting a car provides travelers with the flexibility of traveling at your own pace. Greece’s highways and roads are well-marked and maintained, especially those on the mainland.

Should you be a bit nervous about connecting the dots when it comes to your modes of transportation and your desired destinations during your Greece tour, Zicasso will eliminate every worry by handling your transportation needs for you. Zicasso ensures that you have private transfers between all destinations.

Packing

Weather Considerations

Greece’s weather in June is spectacular. Sunshine dominates on most days, and there is typically no hint of rain in sight. Packing light and utilizing an easy-to-maneuver piece of luggage will help when transferring to islands and other cities. Including a good mix of shorts, short-sleeved shirts, swimwear, a sunhat, and sunglasses will ensure that you have everything you need to stay cool in the summer.

Electrical Considerations

Greece uses type C and F sockets, and the country’s standard voltage is 230 V.

Pharmaceutical Considerations

Pharmacies are plentiful throughout Greece, meaning that you should have no problem finding basic pharmaceutical supplies. If you plan on traveling to a more remote Greek Island, there may be limited access to such facilities.

Travel Insurance

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Flights Via Zicasso

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Travel Documents

Ensuring that you have the appropriate travel documents with you is vital when you visit Greece. Packing the proper paperwork is essential for problem-free travels. The following list details the most important documents when traveling to Greece:

  • Personal medical information
  • Pertinent information regarding any medical condition(s) from your doctor, especially any medication that you are taking
  • Emergency contact information
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Proof of airline tickets and reservations
  • Customs forms and documents
  • Hotel or accommodation reservations
  • Travel and medical insurance

Your Zicasso travel specialist will be able to provide requirements that are specific to your trip, although responsibility always lies with the traveler to ensure that all is in order. Travel requirements can change with little to no notice, so it is wise to stay updated as your trip nears.

Finances & Tipping

ATMs that readily accept a wide range of debit cards are easy to find throughout Greece, and most vendors also accept Euros. Before you depart for your trip, it would be wise to call your bank to inform them of your upcoming travels.

As you are out shopping in Greece, many vendors will be open to haggling with you over prices at open markets; however, at the more reputable retail stores, bartering is not advised.

Tipping in Greece is slowly becoming more widely practiced, but it is still not considered to be a must for travelers. Further specifics on appropriate tipping amounts can be provided by your Zicasso travel specialist.

Safety & Accessibility of Resources

As you journey to Greece, you can feel confident about your safety because Greece is a safe European country. It is always a good rule of thumb when traveling to exercise caution, especially when using public transportation or when in crowded areas.

Crime Rate

The United States Department of State considers Greece to be a country that is safe for visitors. Although Greece does have instances of pickpocketing and purse snatching, such crimes are mostly limited to the more crowded tourist areas and on public transportation.

Medical & First Aid

There are plenty of pharmacies throughout Greece. Here, you can purchase first aid or medications during your vacation. It is always advised that you pack all of your necessities, including any and all medication that you have received from your doctor.

Water & Food Safety

Greece is a modern European country, and when traveling to Greece, you do not need to take any specific precautions with food and health safety. For those who are planning to travel to the more remote Greek Islands, researching the water and toilet facilities that are available may be wise.

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