The Aegean islands, pared down to naked rock in summer, are a tapestry of thousands of wild flowers and herbs in spring. The valleys and plateaus in the mountains and on Crete are variations on a theme of green, while almond blossoms decorate the hillsides and rivers rush under stone bridges, giving rafting fans something to really get excited about..
Fans of adrenaline-boosting sports will find spring a great time for horse-riding, kayaking, rafting and river trekking – from the Arachthos and the Acheloos to the Alpheios, Louisios and Evrotas rivers. The weather during spring in Greece is perfect for outdoor sports and activities in nature. In May, when the mud dries on the dirt roads, the unexplored and pristine mountain regions will reveal their wonders to those who love off-road adventures and the options are many at all levels of difficulty.
Enjoy heavenly spring holidays exploring the majestic landscape with Greece’s two scenic railways – the rack and pinion track railway that follows the Vouraikos Gorge near Kalavryta and the Moutzouris ( ‘smoky smudge’) in Pelion take you through breathtaking spring scenery.