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1. Posted by LittleSis (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

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The winds are biting sharp up North and I am already dreaming of Spring Break. I am so over the Florida thing, I was thinking Greece. Getting the sisters together and all flying down for a week. Anyone knows of an inexpensive hotel and not to mention I guess I should start looking at airfares. It’s like a mass exodus here in February. Sites to search flights would be cool too. I am a novice at travel still ; )
TIA
Lil Sis

2. Posted by rogerb (Full Member 50 posts) 12y

Hi Little Sis,

Greece is a wonderful place to visit in the summer but the weather in February can be cold, windy and wet.... Check the website out below and if you still decide to go at this time of the year let me know and can give you lots of advice on many of the islands.

Mainland Weather: Usually cold and wet; snow in the mountains.
Island/Coastal Weather: Cold, wet, windy. Sunny, pleasant days appear sporadically.
http://www.alpha-omegaonline.com/weather_greece.htm

Prices: Low.

Events: Many arts events in Athens and Thessaloniki. Mardi Gras/Carnival can occur in February.

Facilities: Hotels and restaurants on many islands will still be closed. Port visits by tender from cruise ships may be cancelled due to rough water.

More festival days and saints' days:

Local churches and villages named for these saints will invariably offer a commemoration of some sort, often including a public feast or other event.

FEBRUARY
February 1st - St. Tryphon the Martyr
February 2nd - The Presentation of the Lord - Candlemas
February 3rd - Symeon and Annis Name Day; St. Symeon and St. Annis feast days.
February 6th- St. Photios
February 10th - St. Charalambos the Martyr; name day for Heraclia as well.
February 14th - St. Valentine's Day
February 17th - St. Theodor Tyron

Roger ;)

3. Posted by dolphin (Full Member 11 posts) 12y

I used to travel on February many years.Here in Greece we have the Alcyonides days,a period with calm weather contitions,sun etc.
Where do you want to be?Athens,islands,north Greece,mountains?
May I have more info about your trip?
As you know I am a travel consultant and I would like to help you.
Regards from Greece.
kostas

4. Posted by LittleSis (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y

Thank you for all your suggestions, I have passed your information onto my mother who informed me last night that she is planning our 2006 summer family reunion in Greece. So I probably want to go either to the Caribbean or the Bahamas. The good news is she is willing to pay for the air as long as I buy it through one of those college/travel sites like student universe etc. that give a decent discount. Is the umbilical cord ever severed… oh I guess this is a good problem ; )

I am sure she’ll be posting soon, she is very internet friendly.
Lil Sis