It’s pretty quiet on the islands of Greece in March, making it a good time to rent a scooter, get out on the quiet roads, and see what there is to see. That’s exactly what International Living Lifestyle Editor Seán Keenan did in March of this year.
March is a lovely time to be in the southern Mediterranean. Winter is retreating, in another few weeks the tourist flights will begin to arrive, and the hospitality industry will be at full tilt until October. But before that happens, there’s a window of opportunity to catch the full beauty of the islands, as well as a chance to sample what year-round life is like in destinations that change their character entirely from one end of the year to the other.
Many of the smaller islands in Greece—Mykonos, Syros, Santorini, Lesbos—spend the winter months in a state of near-coma. Without the driving economic force of tourism, the population reduces, amenities close for the season, and all but the most essential services are put on pause. But that doesn’t mean that you need to abandon your dreams of a year-round Greek island life. On Rhodes—way over on Greece’s eastern extreme—and on Corfu, at the country’s western edge, you’ll find hubs of population and activity that continue to thrive all year.
Podcast host, Jim Santos, learns all about off-season living on the islands of Rhodes and Corfu, as he talks to International Living Lifestyle Editor Seán Keenan in this week’s episode of Bigger Better World.
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