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Dalia Goldberg

I am a freelance writer, originally from the US (Philadelphia area), with over 6 years of experience in web content writing and strategy. My past experience includes managing a team of writers for a Canadian airline's blog.

After leaving the US at age 18, I lived in Canada for six years and Germany for one year. I subsequently traveled long-term in Southeastern Europe for 2 years, before moving to southern Spain.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Europe and South Asia "

How did you get involved in travel?

"While I have been traveling since I was young, my first professional experience with travel writing was working as a content specialist at a marketing agency, managing blogs for travel-industry clients.

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Camping in the desert in Rajasthan, India, or climbing up to a Thracian sanctuary in the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria."

The old Venetian fortress in the town of Methoni
Best Time of Year to Visit the Peloponnese

Located southwest of Athens, the Peloponnese peninsula is home to some of Greece’s most historic spots. Although summer is the busiest season, crowd levels won’t be on par with Athens or the popular Greek islands, so you can relax and soak in the pleasant weather and attractions year-round. The weather in the Peloponnese is similar to the Greek capital; expect hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters, with a temperate spring and fall. Read on to learn more about the best times to visit.

The Church of St. Titus in Heraklion, Crete
Best Time of Year to Visit Crete: Seasons, Weather, and Travel Tips

Ancient history, pleasant weather, and tantalizing cuisine draw travelers to Crete throughout the year, with the majority arriving during the summer high season. The spring and fall shoulder seasons are quieter, making them a good time to visit. Crete’s climate is mild and Mediterranean, but also offers variety—visitors can enjoy the island’s beaches in the summer, or head to its mountainous regions in winter for outdoor sports. Below, you’ll find some useful tips to help you plan your trip.

The Parthenon in Athens (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)
Best Time of Year to Visit Athens: Seasons, Weather, and Travel Tips

Athens is known for its year-round mild weather; temperatures in the city rarely drop below freezing. Summer is the high season, when the city’s world-famous attractions are packed with visitors, while the peaceful winters often see a spot of rain (or, rarely, snow). Spring and fall are shoulder seasons, with pleasant weather and thinner crowds, making them a good time to visit. Below, you’ll find some useful tips to help you plan your trip.

The main port of Zakynthos, also known as Zante
Best Time of Year to Visit the Greek Islands

The Greek islands offer an irresistible combination of white-sand beaches, mountain scenery, and ancient history. If warm weather is important to you, summer is indisputably the best time to visit, when you’ll most likely have pleasant temperatures for the beach. However, the islands can get busy in summer—fall and spring are better bets when it comes to avoiding crowds.

Sunset over the Douro River in Porto
Best Time of Year to Visit Portugal

While Portugal is known for its year-round pleasant weather, it still experiences some variations in temperature. Cities like Bragança in the north can get down to below freezing in the winter, while summers in the Algarve region see highs around the mid-80 degrees Fahrenheit. The country’s golden beaches and urban attractions draw crowds in the summer months, making shoulder seasons (spring and winter) a good time to travel. Below, you’ll find some useful tips to help you plan your trip.

Sunset at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain
Best Time to Visit Spain: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

As a general rule, Spain has mild weather—but you'll still need to come prepared for the region and season you're visiting. In the ski resort-laden Pyrenees, for example, average winter temps hover around freezing, while Andalusia's sizzling summers often exceed 100°F. Shoulder seasons tend to bring the most moderate temps, along with fewer tourists and good travel deals. Find more tips on seasonal weather, crowds, and costs below.