Northern Greece, a place full of beauty, history and tradition, invites visitors to explore its secrets. From high mountains and picturesque villages to beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan urban centers, Northern Greece has something to offer everyone. Especially in winter, it includes areas ideal for mountain getaways. Thanks to the abundance of mountains and settlements, which promise to fascinate even the most demanding visitor. Snowy mountain tops, traditional settlements with cobblestone streets and winter activities, are just some of the reasons why you should visit mountain getaways in Northern Greece.

From the stone streets of picturesque Metsovo, to those of Palios Agios Athanasios in Kaimaktsalan and from the traditional small town of Arnea, to the most famous of Zagorohoria, Aristi, these mountain getaways in Northern Greece promise to fascinate you with their natural treasures and secrets, waiting to be discovered.

In this article, we will guide you to mountain getaways in Northern Greece!

Metsovo, Epirus

At an altitude of 1,200 metres, amphitheatrically built on the verdant slopes of Pindos, a unique village dominates, the village of Metsovo. The birthplace of the Vlachs, it is in itself one of the best mountain getaways, enchanting visitors with its incomparable beauty. Metsovo is a dream come true, for nature lovers. Numerous hiking trails criss-cross the landscape, offering unique experiences to hikers. Three small ski resorts come to satisfy snow lovers, while the wider area, because it is located on the slopes of Pindos, next to the dreamy Valia Kalda, reaches the limits of magic. Compared to famous winter resorts abroad, Metsovo has nothing to envy. Its picturesqueness, atmosphere, activities and natural beauty make it a highly competitive destination, ready to offer unforgettable mountain getaways.


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Palios Agios Athanasios, Kaimaktsalan

Built at an altitude of 1200 meters, at the foot of Mount Voras, despite the fact that a few years ago it was abandoned, it is now one of the most popular winter destinations for mountain getaways in Northern Greece. Based on traditional Macedonian architecture, Palios Agios Athanasios, charms with its picturesque alleys, stone houses and cobbled squares. The beautiful guesthouses, with warm hospitality and breathtaking views, offer travellers an unforgettable accommodation experience. Restored houses, with their wooden ceilings and fireplaces, bear witness to the rich history of the place, while quaint little shops filled with local products and handicrafts entice visitors. Very close to the settlement, for the lovers of winter sports, is the ski center of Agios Athanasios. It is an ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The slopes are well maintained and offer a variety of challenges. The resort also has a ski and snowboard school, as well as equipment rental.


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Arnea, Halkidiki

Halkidiki is not only sea and beautiful beaches and the traditional settlement of Arnea proves it. In Halkidiki there are many destinations for mountain getaways, but the one in Arnea truly stands out. Every corner of Arnea hides a surprise. Walking through the narrow streets, you feel as if you are travelling to another era. You meet small shops with traditional products, cafes where you can enjoy your coffee in peace and quiet and hospitable people who are always willing to talk to you about the history and culture of their place. It is worth following some of the signposted routes that have been created to help visitors get to know the settlement better. Each route focuses on a different part of Arnea, highlighting its special characteristics. Whether you’re a lover of tradition or just looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, Arnea is the perfect destination for you.


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Aristi, Zagorohoria

In recent years it is one of the Zagorohoria with the greatest tourist development without losing its character at all. Aristi, built at the foot of Vikos, fascinates visitors with its unsurpassed view. As you approach the village, a beautiful picture unfolds before your eyes. The stone houses, gazing from above, are embraced by green slopes, creating a peaceful landscape that charms. From the village, the view becomes even more magnificent. The impressive mountain peaks, perched in the sky, are breathtaking, while the serpentine road leading to the famous Papigo invites you to explore. Aristi is a dreamy destination for those seeking the beauty of nature and the serenity of mountainous Greece.


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In summary, there are many destinations for mountain getaways in Northern Greece. A visit to any of them will offer you the most rewarding and unforgettable memories. Greek Transfer Services offers reliable, safe and prompt private taxi and transfer services to anywhere in Greece. Book your transfer online and enjoy a comfortable ride with our company.