Top-3 Greek wintertime destinations for foodies and party animals

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Top-3 Greek wintertime destinations for foodies and party animalsArachova is Mt Parnassos’ cosmopolitan village, the kind of place where skiers in designer gear party by the fireplace until the early hours notes in a recent report that one of the most exciting aspects of being in Greece during summer is the food, in combination with dazzling landscapes – a perfectly chilled glass of wine or ouzo with fresh glistening seafood and crisp salads, the sun-warmed sea sparkling in the background, blanketed by a blazing sunset-sky is pretty unbeatable on the feel-good radius. What many of those summer visitors don’t know, however, is that wintertime Greece is just as gratifying, especially when you plan your travel according to a formula that combines foodie delights + sumptuous locations. Whether you are sipping tsipouro and eating gourmet meze by a crackling fire in Volos, or digging into grilled cheese and sausages apres-ski in Arachova, there are plenty of foodie travel options to lure you to Greece’s incredibly varied and picture-perfect mainland landscapes.

Lake Kerkini

One of the most overlooked travel destinations, this immense artificial lake just 40km from Serres town (100km from Thessaloniki) is protected by Natura 2000 because of its marvelous biodiversity. Brown bears, mountain cats, foxes, wild boars, wild water-buffalo and over 30 types of fish live there, as do some 300 species of birds, including flamingos and wild pelicans, which is why the destination is very popular among bird watchers from around the world.


Volos, in Magnisia, is a small, breezy provincial town built around the Pagasitic Gulf that is made up of paradoxically-juxtaposed, but nevertheless impressive architecture, such as the Bank of Athens and the Volos Railways Station. It is busy with pedestrians and cyclists making the most of the sea air and pretty views year-round, and has a tsipouro-loving fan base – especially in winter when it can be relished warmed, honeyed and spiced!


Arachova is Mt Parnassos’ cosmopolitan village, the kind of place where skiers in designer gear party by the fireplace until the early hours. Surrounded by lush greenery and next door (15 minutes drive) from Delphi, it has it all – daytime action on the slopes, high-end shopping, quality restaurants, a buzzy cafe culture and nearby access to some of Greece’s most incredible ancient sites.

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