If you’re not looking forward to the cold weather of the coming months, you will no doubt be planning your next getaway to find some winter sun. There are plenty of European countries that offer fantastic weather throughout winter, such as Italy and Spain. But we think that this year’s destination of choice should be Greece. Here’s why we’ll be traveling there once the snow sets in at home…
The Greek Weather
Thanks to the excellent climate, Greek weathers can be very mild. You won’t have to worry about getting snowed in on one of the Greek Islands, that’s for sure! Okay, so it won’t be sunbathing weather, but you should certainly experience some days when you feel comfortable to take a jumper off! Generally speaking, you should expect some pleasant temperatures and lots of sunshine.
One thing is for sure, you won’t ever have to travel far for a beautiful view when you are staying in Greece. No matter where you stay, you will be surrounded by scenic vistas. Hotels in Athens and Mykonos Villas all benefit from their premium locations.
And all this fantastic landscape means that you will find some gorgeous hiking routes. And thanks to the great weather, you won’t have to worry about the rain spoiling your hiking days!
Fancy yourself as a bit of a history buff? Well, you will fall head over heels in love with Greece if you are! There are lots of ruins left over from Ancient Greece so you will find plenty to explore. Head to Athens if you want to Acropolis and Parthenon.
There are also plenty of ancient sites on the Greek islands as well. The island of Delos is studded with any ancient temples and sites dedicated to the Greek gods.
But Greece isn’t just for history lovers. There is also plenty to see and do for those of you who prefer not to look back at the past! If you love art, there are plenty of world-famous galleries for you to discover. The National Gallery in Athens showcases the country’s best collection of art. But there are galleries all over the country. Head to Nea Ionia to see the Deste Foundation, which is a contemporary arts center. The State Museum of Contemporary Art is also well worth a visit. You will find it in Stavroupoli.
Tasty Greek Food
There is one thing you will be able to indulge in all day and every day on your winter sun trip. And that is plenty of yummy Greek food! And the best bit is that you won’t have to feel guilty about any overindulgence. As the Greeks follow the Mediterranean diet, you will actually be eating quite healthily! Make sure you try a traditional Moussaka. The ones you will have had back home just won’t be as good as the real thing! Gyro is another excellent Greek dish. This is meat that has been roasted on a spit and then thinly sliced. Delicious!