Village hopping in Greece: the coziest winter itinerary

From island hopping in the summer, to village hopping in the winter, Greece is ideal for long trips and this one guarantees fun for the whole family!

The village hopping we recommend comes with a full itinerary planning of course 🙂



Yameia village in Messinia

For this itinerary, we recommend you land in Kalamata International Airport in Messinia. Yameia village is a short drive away and this is where you’ll find the farm stay we recommend. Chamaloni cottages are located at the perfect spot to explore everything the area has to offer. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy some wholesome farm to table meals while the kids play in the safe estate with animals and a playground. On a rainy day, you can stay in and cozy up next to the stove or fireplace of your private home away from home – there are toys and books for the kids, to spend some quality time in as well.

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Charia village in Mani peninsula

Mani peninsula is up next and really close by. The villages here have proud towers and byzantine chapels. Most are car free and their cobble stone alleys will lead you to quiet beaches, caves and old ruins. Charia is one of them. It’s also the ideal village to really immerse yourself in the whole Mani experience, as you stay in a restored Maniot tower and learn about the history of the area from its lovely owners. Arapakis Historic Castle and Hotel Pandora also feature a playground and yards to play at outside, as well as lovely farm to table breakfast and kids books inside.

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Koriza village in Taygetos mountain

Taygetos mountain is 30-40 minutes north from Charia and you can enjoy hiking, picnic in nature and relaxation here. Ilaeira Mountain Resort is the perfect place for this, as it features a playground, restaurants, lovely breakfast, library and it there are board games and bicycles for great family time inside and outdoors.




Lagkadia village in Mainalon mountain

The villages in the mountains of Arcadia might be plenty, but you could easily see the best of them, as well as the Water Museum, the Duck Farm and the srpings of Lousios river within 3 nights, as long as you stay in the right place. Lagkadia is a cute village, many parts of it are car free and you can enjoy lovely hikes from here.




Karpenissi in Evritania

This is the best part of Greece you’ve never heard of. Karpenissi is a town around 3 hours away from Athens. We recommend the area for its abundance of parks and recreational spaces for families, for its lush trails ideal for easy hikes with little ones and for the most family friendly hotel in Greece, where you’ll enjoy nature, safe play and life in a farm.

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Αristi village in Zagori mountain

From Karpenissi, the picturesque villages of Zagori mountain are 4 hours north. It’s the ideal place to see Fall Foliage, get snowed on and enjoy some of the best food of your life in cozy taverns. We recommend you stay at Αristi village and Aristi Mountain Resort to be close to most villages. But Aristi village itself is also great. It’s stone built, with cobble stone alleys that you can easily walk with the kids, while you can also walk to the river and the medieval bridges right from your suite!

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I hope this article inspires your next winter trip to Greece with kids!



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