Best Greek Islands To Visit In October

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 14 October 2021
Best Greek Islands To Visit In October
Most people tend to think that Greece is mainly a summer destination, thanks to its numerous wonderful islands and sun-drenched beaches. Indeed, summer in Greece is an awesome experience, however, the country is a year-round destination and, not only that, but it's especially beautiful during the shoulder seasons, spring and autumn. October, in particular, seems to be a rather popular month for people to visit Greece, as the weather is much warmer than most other places in Europe and it can be a great off-season break.

Here's a list of our favorite Greek islands to visit this October! 

Hydra 

Hydra Greece
@hydra_greece

The cosmopolitan island of Hydra is the perfect weekend getaway, thanks to its close proximity to Athens. Upon visiting the island, it's like taking a journey back in time because there are no cars there, and people get around by donkeys! Among others, you will certainly admire the nature, the neoclassical architecture, and the island's sincere authenticity. Hydra is also considered an ideal hiking destination, with a network of trails expanding over 80kms all around the island. 

Corfu 

Corfu Greece
@katsinis.photo

Corfu may be a very popular summer destination (and rightly so!), however, it's much more atmospheric in autumn. Imagine strolling around the Old Town, admiring the fortress, marveling at the charming Venetian and Italianate buildings, and sipping hot cappuccino while you are people-watching in the Spiniada square. Of course, don't forget to visit the Archaeological Museum! 

Syros 

Syros Greece
@visit.syros

Famed for its neo-classical architecture, Syros, the capital of the Greek Cyclades islands is a very charming place and it can be quite intriguing in October. With a lively student population, you can find bars and tavernas, live music venues, and gatherings that have more of a local touch at this time of the year. You can also combine your trip to Syros with a visit to the nearby cosmopolitan island of Mykonos! 

Rhodes


Rhodes Greece
@rhodes.rodos

If you are interested in history and culture, then Rhodes is definitely the place to be! Spend the day wandering around the old town of Rhodes, a UNESCO-protected site and the oldest continually inhabited town in Europe! Make sure to visit the Acropolis of Lindos as well as the Anthony Quinn Bay for a breath of wondrous natural beauty.