It is January 2021, and unfortunately, we are still experiencing a lockdown in Greece, due to “corona”!
Traveling to or within Greece is limited now, but just in case you are planning to be in Greece during the winter season, this year or next year, be aware that Greece is not just a summer destination, but also a great winter destination. So let’s talk about some nice villages to visit during winter.
Above you can see a photo of the village of Nymfaio, in Northern Greece.
Many travel guides include Nymfaio as one of the most beautiful villages in Greece. It is a mountain village in West Macedonia, North Greece, and is located at an altitude of 1350m and a distance of 57km from the city of Florina. Nymfaio has been designated as a ”preserved traditional settlement”, and is definitely worth a vist.
Nymfaio is located in a forested area and has stone sidewalks as well as stone-built houses. Due to some contributions of famous people with family roots in the village, such as Nikolaos Mertzos and the Boutaris family, the village got a boost in local tourism during the last decade.
At 1,5 km from the village, you can also find “Arktouros”, an environmental information centre for brown bears and wolves. The center is home to 13 bears and several wolves.
Have a look at the video, accompanied by the typical music of the area and also explaining the history of this village (in Greek).
Of course, there are many more interesting areas to visit during the winter months, as well as ski centers.
If you want to learn more and prepare yourself for a great winter holiday in Greece, then click here.