Friday, 24 July 2009
Greece is a very hot country even to a standard of tropical-island-dweller like me.
During early summer (early June) you can expect the temperature hitting 37-39 degree celcius (about 100 Fahrenheit) with only 10% humidity. Many people said it get worse in July as the heat pikes up to 47 degree Celcus.
Luckily most of hotel are equipped with air cond, but alas sometimes the heat still unbearable.
The sunlight at daytime normally so strong and bright, moreover the white/blue hora (greek traditional house) work as a reflector adding to the pain on the eyes. I hardly able to keep my eyes open at all!
So here is a remedy to survive in a long hot day in Greece.
1. Choose a hotel with a nice swimming pool.
When it is too hot to wander anywhere, you'll probably spend 60% of your afternoon in the swimming pool. Therefore a swimming pool with a view is a must!
2. Choose a cave room instead of normal bedroom.
They said cave room is much cooler than normal house, and I have to say there is a lot of truth in it. The material and architecture make it really cool even with no air cond. I love the colour coordinated deco and the uneven wall plaster! It's simply makes me feel like staying somewhere special.
A very interesting experience for us to stay in Nostos Traditional Cave Studio Room for 4 days!
3. Invest in a good sunglasses and sun block lotion!
Yes, my son clearly know how it is feel to go out without any of them.
And then after you are ready, you can sit and enjoy this...
I promise, I'll go back.... one day!