Two Greek Destinations for Spring Break

Stroll around the old streets of Corfu called “kantounia”.

Stroll around the old streets of Corfu called “kantounia”.

Greece is a place that has the benefit of a very long season due to its fantastic Mediterranean climate. You can almost feel the Summer brewing as early as Spring that acts as a precursor, paving the way for typically warm temperatures and endless sunbathing sessions. In some respects, Spring is perhaps a better time to visit Greece as it usually is associated with better rates, fewer crowds and since temperatures are not that high, you can spend time doing much more than just lying on the beach. Here are two suggestions to get your summer mode on, in Spring!

Corfu

Corfu is an island in the Ionian sea, also known as one of the Heptanese islands, and in fact, it is the most intriguing of them all. Why? Because it carries centuries of history, it boasts some incredible azure shores and blue flag beaches, picturesque villages and a stunning old town as its capital city, that will absolutely enthrall you. Corfu has it all. Whatever your reason for seeking a Spring getaway, rest assured that this emerald of an island will deliver. Capable of offering memorable family holidays as well as a city break just for adults, Corfu is such a diverse destination that you will probably want to visit again in order to unlock its full potential. If it is your first time in Corfu, then it is best to stay in the fascinating old town so that you can soak up its enchanting aura. Steeped in history that is apparent all around, it has gone through eras of Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and British rule before returning to the hands of the Greeks who have maintained the monuments that foretell its tumultuous past. Be sure to check the things to do in Old Corfu town and plan your day accordingly, so that you can fully immerse into the charming vibes of this elegant city.    

Pontikonisi Island is just near Corfu old town. This petite island houses the Byzantine church of Pantokrator, standing high above the rest of the landscape.

Pontikonisi Island is just near Corfu old town. This petite island houses the Byzantine church of Pantokrator, standing high above the rest of the landscape.

Indulge in the stunningly beautiful views of the Ionian Sea from the Mon Repos Palace Art Hotel at the peak of Garitsa Bay.

Indulge in the stunningly beautiful views of the Ionian Sea from the Mon Repos Palace Art Hotel at the peak of Garitsa Bay.

Halkidiki
Not an island, but Halkidiki has all the best attributes of one. It a peninsula in the north of Greece, consisting of three ‘legs’ which create an endless coastline far greater than any one island could have. Home to some natural thermal springs, the Kassandra leg of Halkidiki is one of the most popular for combining wellness with holidaying. Perfect for a Spring getaway, you will find a dreamy family luxury spa resort in Halkidiki which epitomises the ultimate holiday experience. Apart from the expert thermal spa treatments and therapies that are available to both adults and children, children have their own designated Kids Club where they can spend many hours of fun and frolic. The array of activities that are available will definitely excite you. From various types of sports and fitness routines, Halkidiki is an ideal place for hiking, cycling and generally touring the outdoors. Have you ever tried a hot air balloon ride? There you can do that too! As for exploring the beauties of Halkidiki, with any of the aforementioned, this comes hand in hand. Excursions, either by land or by sea, will expose a whole other level of astonishing landscapes, while the city of Thessaloniki is close by if you prefer to discover its landmarks for a day of sightseeing.

Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, a 5* seafront, wellness hotel of unprecedented comfort, set amphitheatrically at the tip of the Kassandra peninsula Halkidiki.

Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort, a 5* seafront, wellness hotel of unprecedented comfort, set amphitheatrically at the tip of the Kassandra peninsula Halkidiki.

Enjoy some of the best views from a hot air balloon above Halkidiki.

Enjoy some of the best views from a hot air balloon above Halkidiki.