After the excitement of the holidays, just when you think winter is setting in, nature in Greece gives a beautiful gift. A little foretaste of spring – balmy, sun-kissed days made for an unexpected al-fresco lunch, a hint of sweetness in the breeze – pays Greece a visit.
These are called the ‘Alkionides’. We know them as ‘halcyon days’. Even though, technically, halcyon’s primary meaning is a period of calm weather during the winter, we have to think of halcyon days as something idyllic. They are a period when everything is beautiful, and everything goes right.