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If you think that Greece is great only for the summer holidays, then you are completely wrong! The beauty of Greece does not end at the Greek islands and you will be completely amazed by the breathtaking views of the Greek mainland. What’s better, you can score better prices offseason, too. Whether you prefer a mountain, a central city or an island for your winter getaway, our suggested destinations won’t let you down. So, let’s see what the winter in Greece has to offer!
IN A MOOD FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES?
When it comes to the glorious history and breathtaking archaeological sites, Athens is the queen! Your perfect chance to explore Greek history and culture is during the winter, when the city center is not overcrowded and, at the same time, the weather is good enough for strolling around the city. Take your time to admire all the Classical, Roman and Neoclassical monuments of Athens and combine your getaway with a shopping spree! During your stay in Athens, you will visit the world-famous Rock of the Acropolis, the Temple of the Parthenon, the Temple of Olympic Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Hellenic Parliament and so much more. The archaeological sites don’t end in Athens, though. You can drive to the historic little town of Delphi and explore the Temple of Apollo, the Charioteer of Delphi and the Sphinx of Naxos. Also, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a day cruise to the picturesque Saronic islands, which have a totally different charm during the winter months. Sounds dreamy, right?
IN THE MOOD FOR SOME MOUNTAIN EXPLORATION?
Arachova and Parnassos are the places to enjoy winter in Greece! In Arachova, you can enjoy endless strolls around the picturesque little town and taste the Greek delicacies in the traditional Greek taverns. In the ski center of Parnassos, you can practice ski, snowboard, and other winter sports during the winter months, while it is snowing. During the non-winter months, it is the perfect place for mountain hikes in the forest and reconnecting with nature. This is your perfect chance to combine your winter getaway with some archaeological sightseeing. The ancient town of Delphi, or the center of the earth, according to the myth, is near Arachova. There, you can visit the temple of Apollo, the ancient theater and the Temple of Athena Pronea. And, of course, your trip could not be complete without some shopping! This is why a visit to Mac Artur Glen Designer Outlet is a must when you get back to Athens. Planning such a trip can be time-consuming, that’s why we have an amazing tour ready for you!
IN THE MOOD FOR A GREEK ISLAND WINTER EXPERIENCE?
We know what you’re thinking- Greek islands are only for summer vacation. Let a winter experience in Crete prove you wrong! The island of Crete is perfect for a winter getaway and it is quite interesting to see how a summer destination is transforming during the winter. Heraklion is a beautiful town, full of life during the whole year, not just in summer. Exploring nature and taking long walks in the town, are some of the ways to experience this quite a big city. Cretan cuisine is world-famous for its healthy and delicious dishes, so this is your chance to taste the authentic Cretan “dakos”. Also, don’t miss the chance to visit the Ottoman Fortress at the port and the Minoan Palace of Knossos, which will give you the impression of how glorious Ancient Crete was. Tip: Take your time to relax with spa and relaxation treatments, as well as candle dinners- pure bliss! There is no reason to postpone this winter experience in Crete.