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The Halcyon Days are a natural phenomenon that occurs in Greece and other Mediterranean regions during winter, usually from mid-January to early February. During these days, the weather is unusually mild and sunny, with almost no wind and temperatures that feel more like spring than winter.

The name “Halcyon” comes from ancient Greek mythology. According to the myth, Alcyone was a goddess who was transformed into a bird, the kingfisher. The gods granted these calm winter days so that the kingfisher could safely build her nest and lay her eggs on the shores of the sea.

These days are significant for farmers and sailors, as they allow them to work under favorable conditions. The Halcyon Days are also an opportunity for people to enjoy the outdoors and engage in activities that would typically be difficult or impossible due to the winter weather. It is a unique phenomenon that highlights the peculiarities and beauty of the Greek climate.

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