In Northern Greece, there are many winter holiday destinations that are worth visiting. You will have a great time and your stay there will surely be unforgettable! So in this blog post, we'll look at 10 popular winter destinations in Northern Greece:
Old Agios Athanasios - Kaimaktsalan
Old Agios Athanasios, is a traditional mountain village in the region of Pella. It is located at the mountain foothills of Mount Voras or otherwise known as Kaimaktsalan, at an altitude of 1200 m. It is a traditional settlement built, with traditional Macedonian architecture of wood and stone. The village is 10 km away from Kaimaktsalan Ski Resort and your stay there will amaze you.
Zagori is an area of Pindos at Epirus, comprising 46 settlements, Zagorochoria. It is a popular winter destination, as thousands of tourists visit the area every year. They are beautiful settlements, built with traditional architecture and breathtaking views. You can spend your holidays there, having fun daily, or just relax and enjoy your holidays.
Metsovo is a beautiful mountain town in the region of Ioannina, at an altitude of 1,150 meters and it is 52 km from Ioannina. It is a cosmopolitan tourist resort, suitable for your winter holidays. It is a very picturesque and traditional settlement, built in a lush landscape with mesmerising natural beauty. Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite sports at the Karakoli, Politses ski resorts and the newest one Zigos.
Nymphaeum is a traditional settlement that has been preserved. Located in the region of Florina, it is located 57 km away from the city of Florina and it is built at an altitude of 1350 m. You can walk in beech forests full of mushrooms, play in the snow, see impressive mansions, as well as sample fine wines. Moreover, the Arcturos environmental organization has set up a bear shelter and an information center to protect the wildlife.
Florina - Pisoderi
The city of Florina, the capital of the homonymous region, is built at an altitude of 687 m. It can offer a lot to a visitor, such as walking along the Sakuleva River, in the old market, among beautiful neoclassical buildings. Within walking distance are Prespa and the Vigla Pisoderi Ski Resort, for ski lovers.
Kato Vermio or Kato Seli is a mountain village, built on the slopes of Mount Vermio, at an altitude of 1400 - 1540 m. It is 25 km from Veria and 15 km from Naoussa. The area is ideal for many different day trips. You will definitely visit Veria, Naoussa and of course the ski resort of the area.
Arnea is a large mountain town in the region of Halkidiki. It is built amphitheatrically, with traditional houses at an altitude of 600 meters, at the mountain foothills of Holomontas, among lush green forests. The forest trails are ideal for hiking with beautiful views.
Find more about North Halkidiki here: https://www.halkidikitravel.com/en/blog-about-halkidiki/north-halkidiki-920
Taxiarchis is a picturesque settlement of Mount Holomontas, in a wooded area. You will find traditional houses, chapels and a stone-built square. You will also find many local traditional products of the region such as olives, olive oil, honey etc, which you should definitely try. Hiking in the woods will bring you peace and will also bring you closer to nature.
Kastoria is a city in western Macedonia that everyone is just impressed by it. The area is known for the art of fur making. The view of the lake from all corners of the city is breathtaking. In the old quarter of the city, there are Macedonian mansions that awake memories of the past. In the winter when the lake freezes and it is also used as an ice rink.
Stavroupoli is one of the most picturesque villages in the region of Xanthi. It is located by the river Nestos and can be a tour base in the northwestern part of the departure. From there, you can visit Komninas and Karyofytos (Upper and Lower). Following the course to the Rhodope Mountains, you meet Leviades surrounded by beeches. After that, there is the forest village of Erymanthos and finally you end up at the waterfall of Livaditis, through a fascinating route.
These were 10 popular winter destinations in Northern Greece. We hope you find our suggestions helpful and you can choose the right destination for you.
Have a nice holiday!