Greece in October?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Greece is awesome and beautiful.  In October it’s not usually cold, but it really isn’t warm enough for sunbathing.  If you want to wander around ruins and explore other (more warmly clothed) sites it’s a great place.  Take a jacket that’s rainproof, but you can leave the long underwear at home.  One non-weather related issue is that Greece is in the middle of soem major economic changes.  The eceononmy is in major trouble and several austerity measures are in place (naturally Greek citizens are not happy about this).  The Greek people are awesome and very welcoming and I’d encourage you to explore places that are inland as well as the cost.  FYI if you can try to find a few of the many small churches and monestaries that are all over the countryside, they have the most amazing artwork.  If you’re going to go to any houses of worship or monestaries make sure you take a wrap and dress modestly (you don’t have to cover yourself head to toe, but bare shoulders and the like are definatly out).  Have a great time!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@JrzyGurl:  I don’t know what the weather will be like in October but we went to Greece in the end of May/beginning of June.  Santorini isn’t really a beachy island.  There are some beaches but they arent filled with white smooth sand. I actually didn’t go all the way into the water at all because it was really cold!  Even in May and June Santorini was windy and got really cold at night – so bring sweaters and jackets!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@JrzyGurl:  And dont worry about the economic issues Greece is having.  Even in Athens we didn’t notice anything – it only came up when speaking to people that lived there and in some of the graffiti we read.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MrsBaldEagle:  I’m glad to hear that, we were there several times right before all the eceonomic stuff started happening.  It’s great to hear that the Greek people are still the wonderful and hospitable people I remember.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I haven’t been to Santorini so I can’t comment on their beaches but I wouldn’t plan on sun bathing TBH 🙁 and I would fetch a cardi. And a brolly. But I wouldn’t pack mittens 🙂 

 

but it will be plenty nice enough to comfortably wander around 🙂 x

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was in Santorini last year on the first week of October. We ended up having great weather (mid-80s and sunny, though colder and windy at night) but it was pretty much the tail end of the tourism season – from what I’ve heard by late October a lot of the hotels and restaurants close down for the season. Just something to take into consideration.

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