The Sunday Telegraph - Sunday
DO GREECE LIKE A LOCAL
Look beyond Santorini Though there’s nothing wrong with walking a well-travelled path, you’ll reap the rewards exploring Greece beyond the well-known tourist hot spots – and your bank balance will likely thank you.
Discover the mainland
Many visitors are determined to experience Greek island life, but don’t overlook the mainland. Beyond the cities of Thessaloniki and Athens, the idyllic beaches of Halkidiki, Pelion and the Peloponnese are just a few mainland alternatives to a tranquil island break.
Eat dinner later
Don’t sweat it – swap your 7.30pm dinner time for 9pm or later. In summer, you’ll be glad to enjoy the vibrant flavours of Greek cuisine in the cooler evening temperatures.
Visit off season
Though Greece is a prime summer destination, visiting off-season is an opportunity to discover another side to the country (not to mention exploring archaeological sites in less sweltering temperatures). Why not take in the autumn colours of Zagorohoria, or the spring flowers of Halkidki?