Greek Winter Wonders: Top 4 Holiday Destinations For A White Holiday

  • by XpatAthens
  • Thursday, 14 December 2023
Greek Winter Wonders: Top 4 Holiday Destinations For A White Holiday
Who says the magic of winter is reserved for the Alps? Greece may be a summer hotspot, but don't be fooled—the magic of a Greek winter is a well-kept secret waiting to be discovered. Beyond the sun-kissed beaches, crystal-clear waters, and summer vibes, the holiday season transforms Greece into a festive, often snowy, wonderland. Here are 4 of the best destinations in Greece to visit this Christmas!

Agios Athanasios 

Agios Athanasios

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? If so, Agios Athanasios in northern Greece is the perfect snowy destination to spend your holidays. Nestled on the western slopes of imposing Mount Vorras, Agios Athanasios is a village of astounding beauty and pure authenticity, famous for its traditional stone-built buildings. Of course, while there, a visit to Kaimaktsalan Ski Center is a must!

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Pelion's heavenly charm enchants visitors all year round, especially during Christmas, when it transforms into a magical winter wonderland. Take a winter stroll through beautiful, snow-capped villages and dense woodlands. Finally, don't forget to pay a visit to the ski resort for some fun and games in the snow.
Elati - Pertouli 

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Fir trees, snow-covered meadows, the exquisite scent of fireplaces, and sleigh rides at the ski centre... Who could have thought that you don't have to travel to the Swiss Alps to find all that; they are right here in Greece, in Trikala! If you find yourself there, don't forget to pay a visit to the Mill of The Elves, a unique Christmas park in Trikala and definitely a major highlight of the wider area!


Set in the deep woods, the village of Elatochori promises to make you forget about the outside world completely and appreciate the beauty of nature. There are various unique boutiques in the village, and you should sample some of the local delights like traditional marmalade and chocolate drinks. Not to mention the nearby ski center, where you can enjoy various winter activities if you are lucky enough to visit when the area is blanketed in snow.