Winter Greece is becoming more and more popular with tourists who want to actively spend their holidays or children's holidays. The Mediterranean climate, Greek hospitality and profitable tours will allow you to comfortably combine tourist trips and relaxation, sightseeing of iconic places and picturesque landscapes with the opportunity to have fun.
The weather in January is conducive to sightseeing without the unbearable heat and noisy crowds of tourists. The air temperature rises to 10-15 degrees during the day, about the same temperature of the water in the sea. The mountain climate is more severe - the air temperature is about 0C, cold wind and high humidity, it also often rains and fogs.
Greek prices are pleasant all year round, but in January they are especially low. The cost of renting housing and good food, renting a car and other services is much lower than during the summer season. Lovers of fun and holidays will find plenty of opportunities to have fun in Greece. Starting from January 1 and until the end of the month, there are celebrations and celebrations, a winter festival and a carnival, which is especially honorable to get to.
Carnival takes place in Patras and is very similar to Italian processions. The costume party is the most famous and largest, its history goes back over 180 years. The Grand Parade is one of the highlights of the carnival, in addition to it, the Children's Carnival, street exhibitions and theater performances, and other events are also held. Tens of thousands of citizens and guests participate in entertainment accompanied by songs, dances and fireworks.
Even in the winter months, Greece beckons with its grandeur and the opportunity to have a good rest. At this time, most of the attractions are open, but there are no crowds of tourists. This allows you to freely visit the desired places and in detail, slowly examine all the objects up close.
One of the most visited cities in the world all year round is Athens . Resting in the winter in the Greek capital, be sure to visit:
The boat trip around the islands of the Saronic Gulf remains popular - this is a one-day tour that takes place as usual, despite the holidays. For shoppers, Athens is attractive in the second half of the month with huge discounts in boutiques, and those who want to have fun will find discos and clubs that do not stop in the winter season.
The patriarchal villages of Central Greece are one of the unknown pages. The mix of sea and mountain recreation is represented by the Pelion Peninsula. A mythical trace in the history of Pelion connects him with the centaur Chiron and Asclepius, who allegedly collected medicinal herbs in these forests here. Locals like to tell tourists that it was here that the gods from Olympus rested.
In Pelion, you can enjoy the color of past centuries and be alone with nature. Most tourists come here to get enough of skiing and hiking in the mountains. For the purpose of sightseeing walks, you can walk around the different villages located on the slopes. Each of them has something special to offer. For example:
The islands of Corfu, Crete will also take guests to visit interesting places, monasteries and mosques, natural attractions. The resorts have all the necessary infrastructure, if you wish, you can enjoy local dishes and get to know the traditions and customs of the locals better.
In Corfu in winter you can visit:
Even a simple walk through the streets will bring a lot of pleasure. Every vacationer will find here what to see and where to have fun both in summer and winter.
Crete is also rich in unique places. Many tourists are ready to devote their entire vacation to sightseeing of the island:
There are many other attractions in Crete that you can visit in winter. The main thing is to focus on your interests and enjoy the trip.
Extreme entertainment will help you discover unfamiliar Greece in January. The climate and landscapes of the country have a beneficial effect on the development of jeep tours, horseback riding, paragliding, mountaineering, and rafting. Greek ski resorts are well developed and have everything you need for winter sports.
Ski slopes are equipped with many lifts, equipment and equipment rental, ski schools. Many centers offer recreation and entertainment: in addition to a huge number of tracks of varying difficulty, there are also nightclubs, cafes, taverns.
Skiing in the mountains of Greece is the perfect complement to taking a bath in the hot healing springs of Loutraki. Water is saturated with mineral components - it helps to improve your health and get enough of useful substances. There are sources by GPS coordinates: 37.980442, 22.974593. You can enjoy hot baths from 11:00 to 19:00.
Winter time is a time of discounts and sales. Arriving in Greece, you can profitably buy and stock up on a beautiful fur coat made of natural fur.
Having chosen the direction where you want to go, it is important to take care of the place of residence. Whether you are traveling alone or as a couple, many hotels in Athens in the winter offer very good prices. If you are traveling with a family, a house or villa for rent will suit you. They are like their home, where they have everything. Aktis Villas provides the opportunity to live in luxury villas from the owners. Prices in January are quite low, and the level of comfort does not decrease. Come to Greece in January - break the stereotypes that this is a country of beach resorts, rediscover it for yourself.