Warm thermal springs, breathtaking mountain peaks, hidden dragon lakes, and endless snow-covered fir trees, compose the incredible scenery of the impressive wildlife of Northern Greece. Of course, do not forget to mention the unique hospitality and the delicious local flavors and recipes, that in the heart of winter will give you the warmth you are looking for.
If you are ready, let’s discover some magical destinations that will take you mentally to unreal places that literally look like they came out of a fairy tale. On top of that, the following destinations are in a short distance from Thessaloniki as well, giving you the opportunity to visit whoever you want by organizing a refreshing 2-day trip.
Pozar Thermal Spa
A destination that will give you the ultimate relaxation and tranquility is the Pozar Thermal Spa. The natural wealth and the fascinating surroundings along with the therapeutic hot springs will refresh your body and mind, while the picturesque landscape of the thrilling wildlife of this region of Northern Greece will definitely leave you speechless. The location of the Pozar is a good reason to visit it, as in addition to the natural beauty, it also provides an impressive view of Mount Voras (Kaimaktsalan). Not miss visiting the stunning waterfalls of the charming city of Edessa nearby, and stroll around the historic neighborhoods where you can admire some outstanding mansions. In the end, so that you can complete your trip in the right way, pay a visit to the traditional village Aridaia, where you can have a delightful dinner of Greek flavors and local delicacies.
Palaios Agios Athanasios – Kaimaktsalan
Undoubtedly a top choice for winter getaways but also a place with incredible beauty, Kaimaktsalan, is the place where you will admire the wildlife of northern Greece. Also known as Mount Voras, the Kaimaktsalan promises you unforgettable strolls among age-old plane trees and snowy firs and pines, but also downhills and slaloms that will launch your adrenaline rush. An excellent suggestion for exploration that is in fact very close to the mountain, is the village of Palaios Agios Athanasios. The picturesque village has great taverns serving local meat and homemade food, paved alleys, and stone and brick houses, but also a stunning view of the charming Lake Vegoritida. Cozy guesthouses with fireplace and traditional decoration will complete this magical journey.
Has been declared one of the most beautiful villages in Europe and rightly so, Nymfaio is the ultimate destination for nature lovers and not only. Its Macedonian nobility, the stone houses, and the cobbled paths but also the supreme natural beauty of the area, place Nymfaio as one of the best winter destinations in Greece. Do not miss exploring the majestic mansions, taste the local delicacies and the local wines, but also discover the lakes and the mountainous villages of the surrounding area. Wild game dishes, traditional soups, homemade phyllo pies, spoon sweets, and perching next to the warm fireplace, compose the perfect setting for a relaxing weekend away from the noise of the city. For nature lovers, hiking in the forest trails among the beech trees, but also activities such as horse riding and mountain bike will amaze you and above all, will give you the opportunity to get to know the ecological value of the wildlife of Northern Greece.
Pindus National Park – Valia Calda
The last destination to explore the wildlife of Northern Greece is the Pindus National Park also called Valia Calda. Α dreamy valley with rich flora and fauna located in the prefectures of Grevena and Ioannina. One of the most popular hiking excursions is the one that leads to Arkoudorema, a small tributary of the Aoos River, which creates the perfect backdrop for nature enthusiasts. During the hike, you will have the opportunity to admire the picturesque villages Perivoli and Vovousa which are literally buried in nature, but you will also find waterfalls, rocks, springs, and lakes. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, with endless paths through unspoiled nature, dense forest, and rich fauna. In addition to the impressive landscape, the traditional but luxurious guesthouses of the area are waiting for you to enjoy the ultimate relaxation.
From the natural hot springs to unspoiled forests, rich history, and outstanding backdrops, the wildlife of Northern Greece will leave you breathless. Greek Transfer Services offers reliable, safe, and direct private taxi & transfer services to the beautiful regions of Northern Greece and anywhere on the mainland. Book your transfer online and enjoy a hassle-free ride with our company!