"Throughout the world, Greece is associated with the summer holiday on the pristine sandy beaches and, unfortunately, very few people know of its charm in winter" - says CNN.
Hospitable "Land of the Sun" offers the opportunity to live magic moments, visiting old stone villages, built in the forests, medieval fortresses along the coastlines, lively cities and ski resorts. For all these reasons, the international network CNN offers six reasons and six areas in order to meet wintery Greece.
For romantic getaways CNN offers visit Zagorochoria Epirus - a hidden treasure located in the north-west Greece. 46 stone villages with unique ecosystem will not leave indifferent any visitor of these beautiful places.
For those who prefer to rest in the precincts of the metropolis,the city of Thessaloniki, which is the main port of northern Greece, is one of the major tourist destinations throughout the year. A beating heart of the city is located on three shopping streets - Tsimiski, Mitropoleos and Proksenu Koroma there is the continuous movement around the clock.
Fantastic relaxing holiday close to nature offers Evritania, namely "Megalo Chorio" - the heart of winter in Greece. Evritania is characterized by its traditional villages, historic monasteries, dense forests and of course a wide range of active leisure on the snowy slopes.
Rest of the sea all year round offers Gerolimenas Peloponnese. Incredible place where the Aegean Sea meets the Ionian Sea. Here is ideally located 96 settlements with traditional tower houses, Byzantine churches, private coves and beaches with ideal conditions for winter recreation. Locals say "We need to live three lives to understand the soul of this incredible place. One life to the knowledge of the sea, the second for the mountains and the third for the local people. "
Pelion offers vacationers a unique combination of high mountains and the sea with organized hiking trails, traditional villages and ski slopes, which offer fantastic panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. The mythical mountain of Centaurs is the southernmost region of Thessaly and forms a picturesque peninsula in the sea.
Southern Peloponnese is famous for its old town of Monemvasia, one of the most comfortable Byzantine strongholds in Greece. Fairy-tale castle on a small island, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge, gives the impression as if it is floating separately in the Gulf of Mirtoo.