A Spring Escape: Your Ultimate Guide to Greece in March

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Advisor - Valerie Alvarez
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Valerie Alvarez

  • Greece

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Curator’s statement

Greece holds a special place in my heart, and I am thrilled to take you on an exploration of its delightful treasures. What makes Greece in March truly exceptional is the perfect blend of pleasant weather, fewer crowds, and the awakening of nature. It is a time when the Mediterranean landscape comes alive with vibrant colors and fragrant blooms, casting a spell on every visitor fortunate enough to experience it. For me, Greece holds a profound significance. Its rich history, ancient ruins and enduring myths have always fascinated my imagination. From the iconic city of Athens, where ancient wonders like the Acropolis and Parthenon stand as a testament to a glorious past, to the awe-inspiring beauty of the Greek islands, such as the breathtaking Santorini, the picturesque Milos and the vibrant Mykonos, each destination is a testament to the timeless allure of Greece. But Greece is more than just its stunning landscapes and historical sites. The warmth and hospitality of its people, the deep-rooted traditions and culture, and the tantalizing flavors of its cuisine make it special to me. Exploring the labyrinthine streets of Athens, savoring a traditional Greek feast by the sparkling blue sea, or witnessing the exuberance of a local festival are moments that have left an indelible mark on my soul. Join me as we delve into the vibrant tapestry of Greece in March, uncovering its hidden gems, sharing valuable travel tips and immersing ourselves in the enchantment of this remarkable destination. Get ready to create cherished memories and embark on an unforgettable adventure through the heart of Greece. Let the magic of Greece in March unfold before your eyes!

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Greece Mykonos in March

Destinations in Greece: Athens, Santorini, Milos and Mykonos

Greece in March offers an array of captivating destinations waiting to be explored. From the historical treasures of Athens to the idyllic islands of Santorini, Milos and Mykonos, each place holds its own unique allure.

Athens, the ancient capital, beckons with its iconic landmarks, including the majestic Acropolis and the world-renowned Parthenon. Immerse yourself in history as you wander through the charming Plaka neighborhood and discover the vibrant street art of Psirri. Remember to indulge in the local delicacies at traditional tavernas, savoring the flavors of moussaka, souvlaki and baklava.

The island of Santorini is a picture-perfect destination with its white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and breathtaking caldera views. Lose yourself in the narrow streets of Oia, marvel at the stunning sunset from Fira and unwind on the unique black sand beaches. Santorini also offers an excellent opportunity to sample exquisite local wines and explore ancient ruins like Akrotiri.

For those seeking a tranquil escape, the lesser-known island of Milos is a hidden gem. Famous for its surreal rock formations, crystal-clear waters and secluded coves, Milos is a paradise for nature lovers. Spend your days exploring the colorful fishing villages, such as Klima and Pollonia, and unwind on the pristine beaches of Sarakiniko and Tsigrado.

Lastly, Mykonos entices visitors with its cosmopolitan atmosphere and vibrant nightlife. Stroll through the charming streets of Mykonos Town, admiring the iconic windmills and picturesque Little Venice. Indulge in world-class dining, relax on the golden beaches of Paradise and Super Paradise and dance the night away at legendary beach clubs.

Whether you are captivated by history, fascinated by scenic beauty, or seeking a lively island experience, these destinations in Greece have something for every traveler. Embark on an unforgettable journey as you explore the treasures of Athens, Santorini, Milos and Mykonos in the magical month of March.


Explore the Acropolis: Visit the iconic Acropolis complex, including the Parthenon, Erechtheion, and Theater of Dionysus and admire the panoramic views of Athens from the hilltop.

Discover the Ancient Agora: Step back in time as you wander through the Ancient Agora, the ancient marketplace where Socrates and Plato once walked.

Visit the Acropolis Museum: Immerse yourself in Greek history and marvel at the archaeological treasures housed in the Acropolis Museum.

Stroll through Plaka: Explore the charming neighborhood of Plaka, with its narrow streets, neoclassical houses, and cozy tavernas.

Experience Greek Cuisine: Indulge in delicious Greek dishes like moussaka, souvlaki and spanakopita at traditional tavernas and local eateries.


Admire the Sunset in Oia: Experience the breathtaking sunset in Oia, Santorini's most famous village, while enjoying a romantic dinner or walking along the cliffside.

Explore the Volcano and Hot Springs: Take a boat tour to Nea Kameni's and Palea Kameni's volcanic islets, and enjoy a dip in the hot springs.

Relax on Red Beach: Visit the unique Red Beach, known for its striking red cliffs and clear turquoise waters, perfect for sunbathing and swimming.

Wine Tasting in the Vineyards: Discover Santorini's renowned wine culture by visiting local wineries and tasting the island's distinctive volcanic wines.

Wander through Fira: Explore the vibrant capital of Santorini, Fira, with its picturesque streets, shops, cafes and panoramic views of the caldera.


Sail around the Island: Embark on a boat tour around Milos, discovering hidden beaches, sea caves, and unique rock formations like Kleftiko.

Visit Sarakiniko Beach: Explore the lunar-like landscape of Sarakiniko Beach, characterized by its white volcanic rock formations and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

Discover Plaka: Explore the charming village of Plaka, perched on a hilltop, and wander through its narrow alleys while enjoying panoramic views.

Enjoy Fresh Seafood: Savor delicious seafood dishes at local tavernas and waterfront restaurants, taking advantage of the island's fresh catch.

Relax on Papikinou Beach: Unwind on the golden sands of Papikinou Beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.


Party in Mykonos Town: Experience the legendary nightlife of Mykonos in Mykonos Town, with its vibrant clubs, bars, and beach parties.

Explore Little Venice: Wander through the charming neighborhood of Little Venice, known for its colorful houses perched on the water's edge.

Visit Delos Island: Take a day trip to the sacred island of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to explore its ancient ruins and archaeological treasures.

Relax on Paradise Beach: Enjoy the calm atmosphere and crystal-clear waters of Paradise Beach, which is the opposite of Mykonos' famous party beaches in the Summer.

Discover Windmills and Matoyianni Street: Explore the iconic windmills of Mykonos and stroll through the bustling Matoyianni Street, lined with shops, boutiques, and cafes.

These activities offer glimpses of the countless experiences awaiting you in Athens, Santorini, Milos, and Mykonos. Whether you're captivated by history, seeking relaxation on beautiful beaches or ready to embrace the vibrant nightlife, these destinations have something to offer every traveler.

Places to eat & drink in Greece

Tasty Greek Food

Delightful Greek Cuisine: A Journey of Flavor

During your visit to Greece, be sure to indulge in the mouthwatering flavors of traditional Greek cuisine. Start your culinary adventure with moussaka, a comforting baked dish with layers of eggplant, ground meat, tomatoes, and creamy béchamel sauce. Sample souvlaki, grilled skewers of marinated meat served with pita bread and tangy tzatziki sauce. Don't miss out on spanakopita, a savory pastry filled with spinach and feta cheese, or the delightful dolmades, stuffed grape leaves with a rice and herb filling. Enjoy the refreshing combination of a Greek salad bursting with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives and feta cheese. Savor the creamy and cooling tzatziki dip, a perfect accompaniment to any meal. Indulge in baklava's rich and sweet flavors, a layered pastry filled with nuts and drenched in honey syrup. Treat yourself to loukoumades, honey-soaked dough balls, or end your meal with Greek yogurt topped with honey and nuts. With its delectable array of dishes, Greek cuisine will delight your taste buds and leave you longing for more.

Where To Eat In Athens


Ariston (Voulis 10, Athens): Enjoy a delightful brunch at Ariston, known for their mouthwatering breakfast options and warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Fillo (Karagiorgi Servias 12-14, Athens): Indulge in delicious pastries and coffee at Fillo, a cozy spot perfect for a leisurely brunch in the heart of Athens.

The Pie Shop Athens (Voulis 16, Athens): Treat yourself to delectable pies and quiches made with fresh ingredients at The Pie Shop Athens, a must-visit for savory pastry lovers.

Begg For Egg (Syntagma Square, Athens): Begg For Egg is a popular brunch spot where you can savor scrumptious egg-based dishes prepared with creativity and attention to detail.

Buena Vista Social Bar (Karageorgi Servias 3, Athens): Enjoy a vibrant brunch experience at Buena Vista Social Bar, featuring a fusion of Latin American and Greek flavors accompanied by lively music.


Tzitzikas kai Mermigas (Mitropoleos 12, Athens): Tzitzikas kai Mermigas is a bustling lunch spot offering traditional Greek dishes with a modern twist, providing a perfect introduction to Greek cuisine.

Filippou (Xenokratous 19, Athens): Dive into a delicious Greek feast at Filippou, known for their generous portions of classic dishes made with fresh, high-quality ingredients.

Kostas ΚΩΣΤΑ (Pl. Agias Irinis 2, Athens): Kostas ΚΩΣΤΑ is a legendary souvlaki joint in Athens, serving up mouthwatering grilled meat skewers wrapped in warm pita bread.

Thanasis Kebab Monastiraki (Mitropoleos 69, Athens): Indulge in juicy and flavorful kebabs at Thanasis Kebab Monastiraki, a popular local spot loved for its delicious street food.

Krinos Loukoumades (87 Aiolou St, Athens): Treat yourself to a sweet Greek delight at Krinos Loukoumades, where you can savor freshly fried dough balls drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon.


GB Roof Garden (Hotel Grande Bretagne, Vasileos Georgiou A' 1, Athens): Enjoy a memorable dining experience with breathtaking views of the Acropolis at GB Roof Garden, where you can savor gourmet Mediterranean cuisine.

Hill Athens (Apostolou Pavlou 27, Athina): Hill Athens offers a delightful rooftop dining experience overlooking the city, serving a fusion of Greek and international flavors.

Papadakis (Fokilidou 15, Athens): Papadakis is a hidden gem in Athens, known for its elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, and a menu featuring a creative blend of Greek and Mediterranean dishes.

The Zillers (Mitropoleos 54, Athens): Immerse yourself in a unique dining experience at The Zillers, housed in a beautifully restored neoclassical building, and enjoy their innovative Greek cuisine.

Soil (Aristofanous 33, Athens): Discover the flavors of contemporary Greek cuisine at Soil, where you can savor dishes made with locally sourced ingredients in a cozy and inviting ambiance.

Spondi (Pyrronos 5, Athens): Indulge in an exceptional fine dining experience at Spondi, a Michelin-starred restaurant renowned for its exquisite French and Mediterranean-inspired dishes.

Athens Bars

Baba Au Rum – Monastiraki: Immerse yourself in the world of craft cocktails at Baba Au Rum, a popular bar known for its extensive rum selection and inventive drink creations.

360° Cocktail Bar – Monastiraki: Enjoy panoramic views of the city while sipping on expertly crafted cocktails at 360° Cocktail Bar, located in the heart of Monastiraki.

Alexander’s Bar – Syntagma: Alexander’s Bar offers a sophisticated atmosphere and a wide range of signature cocktails, perfect for a stylish evening out in Syntagma.

Ziggy Cocktail Bar: Ziggy Cocktail Bar is a trendy spot known for its creative cocktails, lively atmosphere, and eclectic music selection, providing a vibrant night out in Athens.

Santorini Restaurants


Filotera - Enjoy a delightful brunch experience at Filotera, where you can enjoy delicious dishes while taking in breathtaking views of Santorini.

Dear Elie Brunch Restaubar - Treat yourself to a memorable brunch at Dear Elie Brunch Restaubar, known for its delectable food and charming atmosphere.

The Yard Coffee Bar Santorini - Start your day with a delicious brunch and a cup of specialty coffee at The Yard Coffee Bar, a cozy spot with a laid-back vibe.

Melenio Cafe & Patisserie - Delight in a brunch feast of freshly baked pastries and aromatic coffee at Melenio Cafe & Patisserie, a charming café in Santorini.


Metaxi Mas - Enjoy a satisfying lunch at Metaxi Mas, a traditional taverna known for its authentic Greek cuisine and warm hospitality.

Red Bicycle - Relish in a casual lunch experience at Red Bicycle, a popular eatery that offers a variety of tasty dishes with a creative twist.

Blue Note Restaurant - Treat yourself to a delightful lunch with a stunning sea view at Blue Note Restaurant, known for its Mediterranean-inspired menu and relaxed ambiance.


Seaside Santorini - Experience a memorable dinner by the seaside at Seaside Santorini, where you can savor fresh seafood and enjoy the calming sounds of the waves.

Selene Santorini - Immerse yourself in a culinary journey at Selene Santorini, a renowned restaurant offering innovative dishes that celebrate local ingredients.

Agaze - Indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner at Agaze, where you can enjoy delectable Mediterranean cuisine in a cozy and intimate setting.

Aktaion - Dine at Aktaion for a taste of traditional Greek cuisine in a charming taverna setting, featuring classic dishes made with local ingredients.

Varoulko Santorini at the Grace Hotel Auberge - Experience fine dining at Varoulko Santorini, located at the Grace Hotel Auberge, where you can savor creative Mediterranean cuisine paired with breathtaking views.


Oia Vineyart - Unwind with a glass of local wine and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at Oia Vineyart, a cozy bar specializing in local wine tasting.

Palia Kameni Cocktail Bar - Sip on expertly crafted cocktails while taking in panoramic views of the Caldera at Palia Kameni Cocktail Bar, known for its vibrant ambiance.

Onar - Enjoy a refreshing drink at Onar, a stylish bar offering a wide selection of cocktails and beverages in a chic setting.

Imerovigli in the Grace Hotel Auberge - Experience the elegance of Imerovigli in the Grace Hotel Auberge bar, where you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails and stunning sunset views.

Milos Restaurants


Aggeliki - Enjoy a delightful brunch experience at Aggeliki, known for its delicious Greek dishes and warm hospitality.

Artemis Bakery - Start your day with a visit to Artemis Bakery, where you can savor freshly baked pastries and breads.


Medusa Mandrakia - Treat yourself to a memorable lunch at Medusa Mandrakia, a seaside tavern offering delectable seafood and stunning views.

O! Hamos! Tavern - Indulge in traditional Greek flavors and hearty dishes at O! Hamos! Tavern, a charming eatery with a cozy ambiance.


Nostos Seafood Experience - Delight in a seafood extravaganza at Nostos Seafood Experience, where you can savor the freshest catch of the day in a picturesque setting.

Avli Milos - Experience an enchanting dinner at Avli Milos, known for its elegant ambiance, refined Greek cuisine, and attentive service.

Yialos - Enjoy a romantic waterfront dinner at Yialos, where you can relish the flavors of the sea and marvel at the stunning Milos sunset.

Enalion - Immerse yourself in a culinary journey at Enalion, offering a sophisticated dining experience with creative Mediterranean-inspired dishes.


Aragosta Cocktail Bar - Unwind at Aragosta Cocktail Bar, known for its expertly crafted cocktails and stylish atmosphere, perfect for a vibrant evening out.

Mostra - Experience the vibrant nightlife of Milos at Mostra, a popular bar offering a wide range of drinks, live music, and a lively atmosphere.

Verina Cocktail Bar - Enjoy a relaxing drink with breathtaking views at Verina Cocktail Bar, nestled in a serene location and offering a tranquil ambiance.

Mykonos Restaurants


Lalala - A trendy beachfront spot known for its vibrant atmosphere, Lalala offers a delicious brunch menu with a variety of options to satisfy your cravings.

Avli Tou Thodori - Enjoy a delightful brunch experience with stunning sea views at Avli Tou Thodori, where you can indulge in Mediterranean flavors and fresh seafood.

Yialo-Yialo - This beachside eatery is the perfect spot for a leisurely brunch, serving up delectable dishes inspired by Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.


Peppers Mykonos - Treat yourself to a delightful lunch at Peppers Mykonos, where you can savor Mediterranean and international dishes in a stylish and relaxed setting.

Baboulas Ouzeri - Experience authentic Greek cuisine at Baboulas Ouzeri, a charming taverna offering a range of traditional dishes made with locally sourced ingredients.

Coya Mykonos - Immerse yourself in the flavors of Peru at Coya Mykonos, where you can enjoy a fusion of Peruvian and Asian-inspired cuisine in a chic and vibrant ambiance.


Interni Restaurant Mykonos - Dine in style at Interni Restaurant Mykonos, known for its elegant and contemporary setting, serving a fusion of Greek and Mediterranean dishes.

Principote - Experience a sophisticated dining experience at Principote, a beachfront restaurant offering a fusion of Mediterranean and international flavors with an emphasis on fresh seafood.

Lio Cabaret Restaurant - Combining gourmet cuisine with mesmerizing live performances, Lio Cabaret Restaurant offers a unique and immersive dining experience in a vibrant atmosphere.

La Cantine du Faubourg Mykonos - Indulge in a blend of Mediterranean and French cuisine at La Cantine du Faubourg Mykonos, where stylish ambiance and exquisite flavors come together.


180 Sunset Bar - Enjoy breathtaking views and crafted cocktails at 180 Sunset Bar, where you can relax in a sophisticated setting while savoring the magical Mykonos sunset.

BeefBar - A glamorous spot for cocktail enthusiasts, BeefBar offers a sophisticated bar experience with an extensive selection of drinks and a chic atmosphere.

The Sky Bar - Elevate your evening at The Sky Bar, located on a rooftop terrace, offering panoramic views of Mykonos Town along with creative cocktails and a lively ambiance.

Sunset Cabaret Bar - Immerse yourself in a vibrant cabaret atmosphere at Sunset Cabaret Bar, where you can enjoy live performances, refreshing drinks and a memorable nightlife experience.

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