Travel Guide May in Greece
But the views are what most people travel far and wide to see. If you chose to travel to Greece in May you will be able to enjoy the scenery during the quieter months!
Water temperatures are tolerable for anyone used to swimming in the big wide ocean, instead of the shallow and warmer waters of the Mediterranean. In addition, in case of rainy days, the wealth of activities to do around the island should allow for a fun and memorable holiday.
Things to Do
A cooking class could be one of the activities you arrange. It will allow you a deeper understanding of the people, culture and cuisine and you will definitely leave with a happy heart and a heavy belly full of food.
In Mykonos, don’t miss experiencing the wine tasting at Vioma Farm, all organic and free of pesticides and chemicals.
In Santorini, we recommend Petra Kouzina or “Stone Kitchen” as is translated, which is an accurate description of the 1950’s restored “Cave House” that preserves the traditional architecture of the island and where this cooking experience takes place. Guests are invited to take part in the preparation and tasting of a traditional Greek meal in a fun and cozy home environment and there is even a recipe book to take home at the end.
The local wine varieties on the island, like Assyrtiko, have evolved in taste, in part due to the cultivation practices that allow it to withstand the harsh winds. You will find most vines tucked close to the ground, in small circular nest formations where the grapes can stay hidden.
If you are a fan of dessert wine, head straight into one of the many wineries and enjoy a decadent cheese platter with a side of the local Vinsanto. The intense, constant heat throughout spring and summer produces grapes that are turned into a gloriously and lavishly sweet dessert wine, that I personally cannot resist!
Events & Festivals in May
Average Weather Temperatures for May
May is generally a very pleasant month, wherever you travel within Greece. Crete and the southern islands will be considerably warmer though, especially in sea temperatures.
Bring a light jacket and closed shoes to stay warm from the breeze in the islands and if you are considering heading up to the mountains for nature walks and exploring.
- Stay tuned for the next installment of this monthly series. Twelve months, twelve destinations across Greece, each with something else to offer.