Greece is an ideal destination for a beach vacation, with over 9,300 miles of coastlines offering diverse terrain ranging from scenic white powdery beaches to rocky slopes. Greece has more beaches than they have Greek Gods. With some planning, you can enjoy an adventurous beach vacation of a lifetime with your family in Greece.
Plan ahead for your beach vacation and book a package deal way in advance. A package deal not only saves you money but will help you develop your adventure.
Check with travel agencies who have detailed information on all of the wonderful beaches, sites and accommodations in Greece. They can also help you with your pass port and other travel requirements. Boat tours offer beautiful scenery and let you check out other magnificent beaches for you to explore.
Schedule your vacation, the beach season starts in May and runs through September. Although, the action picks up at the end of May when the local shops and bars open for the tourist season. Summer is the height of the tourist season in Greece and prices are more expensive in July and August.
Pack for a hot climate, the days in Greece are relaxed, and the nights are more traditional and cooler. Bring a European adaptor for any appliances that use 120 volts. A pair of all terrain sandals is a must in Greece due to the rough terrain. Bring a digital camera and extra memory cards. Do not over pack, you will have to carry your luggage, and everything that you may need is available locally. Bring some Euro’s with you, local banks are not open on the weekends.
Plan your day at the beach, the sun is at its peak between 12 noon and 4 PM. The best time for swimming is from 9 to 11 AM and 4 to 8 PM. The beaches are less crowded before 11 AM and after sunset.
Bring a reliable guide book along with you, it will help you with currency conversion, travel, maps, local phrases and European conversions.
Plan ahead for your daily beach excursions. Learn about the various beaches and their attractions and amenities. Some of the beaches do not allow visitors to bring their own food or drinks. Many have fresh water showers, umbrellas, toilets, restaurants and bars for a daily rate from €3 to €12 per person.
Most beaches are “swim at your own risk” and do not have life guards. Many beaches especially the ones away from the cities have nudity. Plan what beaches you will see in advance especially when the children are along. There are more secluded and isolated beaches for more adventurous getaways.
Loosen your tie and grab your bikini, enjoy a once in a life time beach vacation in Greece.