Greek holidays in September
Corfu, Alonissos, Sivota and Thessaloniki are four of our favourite Greek destinations in September.
Corfu: Despite the inevitable changes that come with time, the lush green island of Corfu still exudes the splendour of its illustrious past. Its rich cultural diversity, historical landmarks, awe-inspiring natural scenery, and crystalline waters make it one of the most vibrant destinations in the Ionian, casting a spell on all who visit. September is the perfect time to explore this island gem, with its picturesque white houses, Byzantine churches, and remnants of Venetian fortresses and Greek temples.
Alonissos: Alonissos may be the least developed of the northern Sporades, but it's a lush oasis that can be explored on foot via the extensive network of marked trails. Old Alonissos provides breathtaking views and picturesque scenery and favoured by artists and writers. Much of the sea surrounding the island is designated as a National Marine Park, created in part to protect the endangered indigenous Monk Seal. A fantastic day trip is a boat excursion to the Park on a traditional schooner.
Thessaloniki: Greece's second-largest city, is a blend of the past and the future and is one of Europe's top destinations for a city break, due to its incredible food and lively arts and culture scene. All around, you'll find evidence of the city's rich history, with ancient monuments that reflect the city's Byzantine, Ottoman, and Jewish influences. It has all the elements of a relaxed coastal city, including a three-mile waterfront path perfect for cycling and strolling. Its navigable grid-like system of streets makes it easy to explore the city at your own pace.
Sivota: Sivota's charming harbour village is the perfect location for a peaceful and rejuvenating escape in late summer. Enjoy the lovely beaches, rent a boat, and explore the diverse dining and nightlife options. But Sivota's true beauty lies in its location on the mainland. Discover the stunning, breathtaking mountain region of Zagoria. This hidden gem is virtually unknown outside of Greece and is a combination of a national park and conservation area.