Christmas is one of the most beautiful holidays of the year! Moreover, in combination with Christmas holidays, we have the opportunity to escape from the intense pace of everyday life and feel like kids again, traveling to some beautiful Christmas destination in Greece! If you are wondering which are the most beautiful Christmas destinations in Greece, then in this article you will find the answer, as we have prepared for you a list of festive destinations, which not only have fantastic landscapes but also a variety of winter activities, which will make the your Christmas this year, truly unforgettable!
Christmas in Kastoria
Kastoria is a city whose identity is linked to its lake, Orestiada. The benches and the waterfront of the lake create a beautiful winter canvas filled with the magic of fairy tales! This warm picturesque setting is completed by the cyclists, but also by the fishermen who visit it every day!
One of the first things that will impress you in Kastoria is the city’s mansions, but also its churches, which are over 80. Kastoria is one of the few cities in Greece that retains so strong its Byzantine identity and this is and the reason that taking a short walk through its streets will make you feel like you are taking a nostalgic trip to the past! The atmosphere of Kastoria takes off during the winter months, specifically when the city prepares to welcome Christmas. Kastoria is a fantastic Christmas destination for good food lovers as well, because in the picturesque restaurants of the area you will have the opportunity to taste fish from the lake such as “grivadi” and “priki”. You can also try delicious local sweets!
Christmas in Old Agios Athanasios
Paleos Agios Athanasios is a fantastic choice for those who want to combine their Christmas holidays with winter sports, as the ski resort of Kaimaktsalan is located close to this beautiful winter settlement. However, it would be unfair to think that this beautiful place is suitable only for those who are fans of winter sports, such as skiing.
Agios Athanasios is also a settlement with landscapes of incomparable natural beauty and incredibly beautiful architecture, being a typical example of the Macedonian style using as its basic elements wood and carved stone. Finally, if you visit the beautiful Agios Athanasios at Christmas, you can’t help but try the local specialty of the area which is none other than braised meat!
Christmas in Metsovo
Metsovo is one of the most popular Christmas destinations in Greece and not without reason, as for many, it resembles the imposing Alps. Metsovo, of course, in addition to its snow-covered landscapes and ski resort, also offers an intense atmosphere of warmth and tradition that you will not find anywhere else in the world, and it fits perfectly with the feelings of warmth that the Christmas holiday creates in all of us!
If you visit Metsovo at Christmas, you should definitely stop by the emblematic winery of the settlement, the Averof Winery, and try some of the local wines, which of course you should combine with fine cheeses of the region, such as the famous Metsovone! Another Christmas excursion worth doing in Metsovo, is to the stone-built monastery of Agios Nikolaos, located 920 meters southwest of the settlement and surrounded by vineyards tended by the monks!
Christmas in Pelion
Pelion is an amazing destination suitable for summer and winter, as it offers the perfect combination of mountain and sea. There you can enjoy unique Christmas moments with family, your significant other or even with your friends!
Especially for your Christmas holidays, we would suggest that you choose as a starting point the beautiful settlement of Portaria, which is particularly close to the capital of the prefecture of Magnesia, Volos! There you will also have the opportunity to enjoy a unique festive experience, as on New Year’s Eve the cultural association of the village organizes a traditional feast with plenty of food and wine in the decorated village square!
We hope that in this article you have found your ideal destination to spend a wonderful Christmas in Greece. By renting your car from Alpha Drive in Thessaloniki, you have the opportunity to discover the enchanting destinations of the whole country!
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