Greek winter breaks are a thing. You shouldn’t be surprised to find out that Greece is not just for summer holidays. Greece is a diverse country and able of offering sensational holiday experiences, all year round. It just depends on what you’re after and what your travel interests and needs are. The mildness of the Greek climate is a blessing meaning that crisp days full of sunshine are never in shortage. And although this factor makes it a bit too early to consider Greek holidays covered in snow, here are some fascinating Greek winter breaks that will enthuse you each for its own reasons, but can also be enjoyed anytime of year too.
For wellness and well-being
For rekindling the balance between mind, body and spirit, which is something most of us need from time to time, a wellness winter break in Greece should also combine the power of thermal water. Greece is blessed with geothermal energy that manifests itself in the form of natural thermal springs that stem from the Earth’s core.
One place in Greece that boasts this incredible attribute, together with a waterfront location and verdant, mountainous landscapes as a backdrop, is the historical Thermae Sylla Spa Wellness Hotel. Located in Edipsos on Evoia island that is easily accessed by car from Athens.
This luxury thermal spa hotel in Greece has been designed to offer guests a plethora of wellness treatments that range from medical, health enhancing and numerous well-being therapies. Coupled with carefully tailored dining that will enhance your quest for wellness from the inside out, this destination is capable of an experience that will transform you.
For cosmopolitan hospitality
For the culture seekers and those who are keen on spending a winter break in Greece that has a bit of everything, consider the capital city of Crete that is bound allure all of your senses. Crete is Greece’s most autonomous island and Heraklion city offers the visitor with numerous stimulants. From beautiful Venetian landmarks such as the Koules fortress and various mansions to Byzantine churches and a plethora of interesting museums including ones dedicated to the infamous Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis.
Within the city’s outskirts you will find the iconic Knossos Palace of the Minoan civilisation which dates back to the Bronze age. Heraklion is, quintessentially, a lovely city by the sea; a vibrant metropolis with ample high street and designer shopping, as well as local marketplaces where you will find a myriad of local goods.
It is also a city that boasts excellent food and warm, welcoming people. If you decide to visit, consider staying at Galaxy Hotel Iraklio that showcases the very best of Heraklion’s hospitality, that now also provides its guests with a complimentary “handy smartphone” for exploring things to do in Heraklion during their stay. Pretty exceptional!
For inspiration and adventure
Now if you are more of an adventurer, then Greece can cater for that too. Choose from a wide variety of tours around Greece’s UNESCO World heritage sites that are due to its strong cultural past. Greece also has numerous and diverse landscapes that allow for endless walking & hiking trails plus other more intense activities such as rafting and even skiing when the weather allows it. Depending on your level of dedication to the outdoors, you can find an activity that fits your purpose.