Most people associate holidays in Greece with sun, sea and summer. It is true that Greece has wonderful places that offer unforgettable summer holidays. However, Greece also has areas where you can spend your winter holidays. If you find yourself in one of the villages of Macedonia for a winter holiday, you will be fascinated by their natural beauty, tradition and culture. Macedonia has wonderful areas, traditional villages, with natural beauty and architecture reminiscent of earlier times.

This article will take you on a journey to regions of Macedonia, where you can spend your winter holidays. From the fairytale Nymphaeum of Florina, to Samarina, the capital of Pindos, to the picturesque village of Ano Poroia, Serres, we will guide you through the mountains, lakes and magical landscapes that the regions of Macedonia have to offer for your winter holidays.

Winter holidays in Nymfaio

Nymfaio is a village of Florina, 178 km from Thessaloniki and is located at an altitude of 1,350 meters. According to UNESCO, it is among the ten most beautiful villages in Europe.

This village of Florina is always snow-covered in winter, which creates an excellent atmosphere for your winter holidays. After taking a stroll through the alleys of the village you will notice the beautiful stone-built mansions, also known as Vlach houses. The scenery around you will give you the impression that you are in a fairy tale. It is an ideal place for those who want to have a holiday away from urban centres and experience a calm and warm atmosphere. In Nymfaio you will find many mansions to explore. About the food, in the village square, there are taverns where you can taste the local flavours. In addition, the area has many guesthouses for your stay. Nymfaio also offers many opportunities for activities such as hiking on mountain trails, which lead to places with incredible views. You can also go horseback riding or ride bicycles, exploring the area.

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Winter holidays in Samarina

Samarina is located in Grevena, 220 km from Thessaloniki and is located at an altitude of 1,500 meters. It is the highest village in Greece and in the Balkans.

If you choose Samarina for your winter holidays, you will be truly enchanted by its beautiful landscapes, which are usually snow-covered. In the village, there is a folklore museum, with exhibits of traditional costumes and old tools used by the locals. In addition, there are many churches to visit in the village, with a notable mention of the church of Panagia in the centre of the village, as there is a century-old pine tree rooted in the sanctuary of this church. The village has guesthouses for your accommodation, while there are also taverns with an emphasis on local cuisine. In Samarina you should definitely go hiking on the mountain of Smolika, where you will find stunning natural landscapes, with waterfalls and lakes.

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Winter holidays in Ano Poroia

Ano Poroia is a village of Serres, 97 km from the city of Thessaloniki and is located very close to Lake Kerkini. The picturesque nature and the location of the village make it one of the most beautiful villages in Greece.

The village is built at the foot of Mount Belles and has an incredible view of the plain and Lake Kerkini. If you walk along the streets of the village you will notice the stately houses with Macedonian architecture. In the village, streams flow everywhere, able to convey a calmness to the visitors, combined with the rich vegetation of the area. In the village you will find guesthouses for your stay, as well as a tavern to taste the local dishes of the region. You can follow the paths next to the ravine to explore the mountain, passing through forests of plane trees. In addition, very close to the village there are two thermal baths, the bath of Agistro and the bath of Sidirokastro, which are ideal for different ailments.

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In summary, the villages of Macedonia are excellent destinations for your winter holidays. A holiday trip to any of them will reward you with the best experiences, which will be unforgettable. By renting your car from Alpha Drive, you have the flexibility to travel with great ease and make your ideal winter holiday.

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