Fall Colors in Greece : A Photo Essay

by Cristina on September 18, 2012

by Cristina | September 18th, 2012  

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


{ 2 comments }

Liz October 5, 2012 at 1:48 am
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Your pictures are amazing! Before going to Greece, I was unaware that they have such change of season. I think there’s a misconception that it’s always beach weather!

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Cristina October 5, 2012 at 3:45 am
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Totally agree! of course, on the islands the change of seasons it’s not that obvious, and you have off season and summer, but on the mainland and , generally, islands to the north – such as Thassos – it’s certainly very nice to see the fall taking over.

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