Greece is so closely linked to summer vacations, but only a few know that is a great winter destination and has some of the most popular ski resorts. Peloponnese is a gorgeous destination for your next winter vacation that would certainly give you another aspect of this beautiful country.
Did you know that you can ski in Greece? In fact, Peloponnese hosts the second-largest Greek ski resort, Kalavryta, located in a breathtaking fiery alpine landscape, extremely popular during winter due to its proximity to Athens and its first-class amenities. There are also many cafes and restaurants in the resort, so you can grab a snack after all this snow fun! Other sports activities that you can try in the countryside include hiking trails in the mountainous regions, rafting in one of the large rivers, and horseback riding.
Local foods and drinks
You have the chance to taste the original Greek cuisine, so take advantage of this opportunity. Forget the classic Greek salad and moussaka and try seasonal food that will keep you warm and satisfied. Fasolada (bean soup), stew, and chicken soup are some must-try recipes, while in the Christmas season you’ll get the chance to try seasonal desserts like kourabiedes and melomakarona. When it comes to drinking, rakomelo is the favorite Greek choice, a meddle of raki and honey, perfect for those cold winter nights.
A journey through history
Peloponnese hosts some of the most important and well-preserved historical Greek monuments to discover the ancient history of the country. Visit the awe-aspiring Ancient Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, take a tour around Mycenae, explore Mount Pelion, home of the mythical centaurs, and watch a performance in the Epidaurus Theatre. Plus, you can fully enjoy sightseeing as in winter there are no crowds and long waiting lines.
When picturing yourself in a winter destination, the first thing that comes to your mind is strolling around the streets of a charming village with traditional stone-built houses and snow-capped mountains in the background. That’s exactly how the Peloponnese villages of Stemnitsa, Dimitsana, and Trikala look like! Although small, they create a cozy feeling, especially when dressed in Christmas lights and blanketed by snow while the local tavernas serve hot soups.
A perfect winter vacation wouldn’t be complete without luxury accommodation with all the amenities to make your holidays memorable. Our luxury Peloponnese villas will certainly guarantee you a premium experience and high-end amenities, from heated pools to towel warmers for those cozy winter moments.
So, browse our full villa collection and find your next winter retreat!