Climate gets colder and temperatures decrease. Mountains turn snowy and valleys become white. Rivers and lakes get frosted frozen. The sky is filled with greyish calling clouds and the sweet feeling of melancholy surpasses you. Whoever believes that Greece is not for winter, he is mistaken! Characterized as one of the craggiest countries of Europe, eighty percent of Greece is mountainous hiding millions sceneries of unbelievable diversity. Countless mountainous villages covered in whitish snow in the rough winter months and exquisite sceneries with lakes and rivers, state-of-the-art parks and ski centers offer an unexpected winter escape to Greece. Although the occasional rain may spoil the magic atmosphere of the winter, the climate is mild enough as the temperatures vary between 15 to 0 degrees of Celsius. The ski centers of Greece become overcrowded and the hiking trails are covered with nature explorers. Outdoor activities can be practiced in the stunning countryside in the winter while visiting the islands is yet another different experience, away from the ordinary. Whether you are in the mood for archaeology, adventure, culture or skiing, Greece entails an amazing experience in the winter lighted up from the holy spirit of Christmas. Winter in Greece means hiking, mountain biking and river trekking, drinking rakomelo and raki, tasting the local cuisine in a mountainous village, visiting lakes and rivers, and above all staying in traditional stone houses with wood fireplaces. Practice skiing and snowboarding at the ski resorts of Arahova in Parnassos, Kalavryta in Peloponnese and Kaimaktsalan in Macedonia and go for bird watching at Prespes Lakes in Florina and the sea lake of Mesolongi. Visit the mountainous villages of Zagoria in Epirus and Pelio in Magnesia and drive to the town of Metsovo hiding between the Pindus Mountains. Head to the traditional villages of Dimitsana, Stemnitsa and Vitina at Arcadia of Peloponnese and admire the snowy town of Karpenisi in Evrytania. Travel to the mountainous villages of Psiloritis in Crete and choose a Cycladic island to enjoy the serenity of the Aegean. Explore the mythical villages of Mani and Laconia in Peloponnese and discover the mysteries of Northern Greece. Still wondering if you can visit Greece in winter?