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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.