There is something magical in the air when the seasons start to change. Between the sweltering hot days and the colder winter nights, there’s a time when the air is crisp but the temperatures are still mild during the day. The sun highlights the leaves which change color. It’s a dream for photographers and a romantic time to take a walk in nature.
While Greece cannot exactly compete in fall foliage with France or Italy, there are some areas which offer lovely colors from late September. Athens , Ioanina , Thassos , Crete , Zante are good examples of places where you can snap great photos. Do remember that the climate in Greece is mild and the best fall foliage in on the mainland, in the mountains. But some islands do have mountains, too, and the scenery can be lovely.
Fall in Greece is a good time to plan sightseeing vacations. In many places it’s still possible to swim (until mid-October) and the weather is excellent for hiking. Also, keep in mind that it’s certainly cheaper to visit the country now than during the summer.
Here are some lovely examples of fall colors across the country:
Trail on Thassos – source
Voidomatis hike , Epirus – source
Autumn in Greece – source
Fall in Athens – source
Ioannina, Greece by Alexandra Albert
View over the valley – source
Leaves – source
Autumn Hedge – source
Autumn in Perivoli – source
Autumn Leaves – source
Red Autumn in Crete – source
Pelion Mountain – source
Delphi – source
A walk in the woods – source
Not far from the Acropolis – source
Autumn tree – source
Zagoria – source