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Where To Go In Greece In The Winter

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Greece in winter? Why not? Just in case you need some encouragement or a reason to come and visit the country in the offseason, here is a roundup of the best destinations across this beautiful Mediterranean country that you should discover during the wintertime. You will quickly see why Greece is much more than just a summer destination.

Thessaloniki

As the country’s second metropolis, Thessaloniki is a year-round destination. Compact in size, it boasts a plethora of fascinating museums, major archaeological sites, and Byzantine vestiges to admire. The city is considered Greece’s food capital and features unique and incredible restaurants as well as a vibrant nightlife scene.

Thessaloniki, Greece

People are enjoying the sunny weather near seaside in Thessaloniki © Anton Chalakov / Shutterstock

People are enjoying the sunny weather near seaside in Thessaloniki © Anton Chalakov / Shutterstock

Pelion

Home of the mythical Centaurs, Mount Pelion is the ideal destination if you enjoy nature. Featuring an important network of hiking paths, picturesque villages, and even world-class ski resorts, the region is perfect for winter. Make the experience more authentic and stay in a traditional bed & breakfast, and be sure to visit Pinakates village, in west Pelion.

Pelion, Greece

Bridge in Tsagarada and one of the most beautiful sightseeing of Pelion mountain. Magnesia - Greece © Kotsovolos Panagiotis / Shutterstock

Bridge in Tsagarada and one of the most beautiful sightseeing of Pelion mountain. Magnesia – Greece © Kotsovolos Panagiotis / Shutterstock

Crete

Greece’s largest island is another great escape destination in winter. With its southern location, it boasts milder temperatures, and its size makes its perfect for various exploration opportunities. With four main cities, numerous picture-perfect villages, and many museums and monuments, natural landmarks, and an energetic nightlife scene, Crete will definitely give you a run for your money.

Crete, Greece

Hohrod, tourist village in the Vosges © LENS-68 / Shutterstock

Hohrod, tourist village in the Vosges © LENS-68 / Shutterstock

Evia

Just an hour away from Athens, the country’s second largest island can be reached by simply crossing a bridge. With diverse experiences on offer, such as a visit to Edipsos – Greece’s oldest thermal spa in the country – hiking paths, and mountain biking, the whole region is waiting for you to explore it. For a bit of urban delight, stay in Chalkida where you can even spot a rare tidal phenomenon by the old bridge.

Evia, Greece

Snow capped mountain in the background on the island of Evia in Greece © casinozack / Shutterstock

Snow capped mountain in the background on the island of Evia in Greece © casinozack / Shutterstock

Zagorohoria

The humble Epirus region in Greece is home to Zagorohoria, a unique cluster of 46 stone-built villages. Blessed with scenic roads, beautiful rivers, quaint stone houses, and wild landscape, the region is also known for its stone bridges connecting hidden villages. Discover the beauty of the land with hikes along the Vikos Gorge or a day trip to Mount Timfi. Visit old monasteries and churches, or simply grab a book and relax by the fireplace in your luxurious guesthouse. Whatever you do, you’re bound to enjoy it.

Zagorohoria, Greece

Arachova

The charming village of Arachova, at the foot of Mount Parnassos in southern Greece, is a ski lover’s dream and celebrity favorite. Boasting a modern ski resort and dreamy mountainous landscapes, Arachova also features a dynamic nightlife. Stroll around the village and explore its narrow cobblestone streets or take the opportunity to visit the nearby archaeological wonder that is Delphi.

Arachova, Greece

Ski centre at Parnassos or (Parnassus) Mountain near Arachova village. Boeotia - Greece © Kotsovolos Panagiotis / Shutterstock

Ski centre at Parnassos or (Parnassus) Mountain near Arachova village. Boeotia – Greece © Kotsovolos Panagiotis / Shutterstock

Corfu

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View of the Corfu town, Greece | © Kite_rin / Shutterstock
Probably one of the most cosmopolitan islands of Greece, Corfu has a stunning capital which features excellent examples of Venetian architecture. Despite cases of heavy rain and thunderstorms, the winter weather in Corfu is usually surprisingly sunny and warm, and you shouldn’t be surprised if you spot some Corfiots swimming and bathing in the sea in the winter.
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Athens

It is a no-brainer why Athens is another year-round destination. Offering impressive archaeological sites to explore, incredible museums, delicious eateries, hip bars, and plenty of activities to do, you will quickly see that the city barely sleeps, even in winter.

Athens, Greece

The Acropolis of Athens with snow during the snowstorm of 16 and 17-2-2008 © Georgios Alexandris / Shutterstock

The Acropolis of Athens with snow during the snowstorm of 16 and 17-2-2008 © Georgios Alexandris / Shutterstock