May to June and September to mid-October are the best time to visit Greece. If you are eager to discover this country at its finest, late spring and early summer offer mild weather, fewer tourist, and reasonable prices. It's perfect time to enjoy beaches and swim in the sea (a bit cool though) watch unforgettable sunsets or hike the White Mountains on Crete. Peak season between July and August brings in unruly crowds, inflated room rates, and torturous heat. Summer is a great time to taste some delicious Greek moussaka, octopus, or Horiatiki salad. Olive and wine harvest give a delicious and tipsy twist to Greek autumn. By the end of October, Western Greece can get stormy at times. Winter in Greece is the coldest and rainiest time of the year, and lots of island hotels and restaurants close down. Yet, it attracts numerous skiers, hikers, and sightseers. Early spring brings blossoms and Easter holiday crowds.