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Why travel at Christmas is the best way to enjoy your holidays

Greece ● 25 December 2016
 

The first thing we think of when we hear the word Christmas is the Birth of Christ or moments with our family at home. However, beyond these obvious answers, Christmas is an awesome time of the year to explore the world. Maybe, for many of you, Christmas travel has probably never even entered your thoughts, but before considering it a crazy idea, you should read this article.

Holiday seasons are the time to spend with your family and friends, but the value in travelling at Christmas is so great that perhaps the positives outweigh the negatives. Flying in December is not one of the cheapest times to fly, even to countries such as Greece that are popular during the summer months, but Christmas day is one of the cheapest days. If you can arrange your travel schedules to fly on December 25, you can find incredibly low fares around the world. You can spend Christmas Eve with your family, and then, start your trip and fly out on Christmas day.

Christmas travel

Moreover, Christmas travel not only allows you to experience a new destination, but it can allow you to encounter the local festivities and learn about the customs in the country you want to explore. In the destination you visit, you will enjoy picturesque scenery, probably with snow, the sound of bells jiggling and a traditional Christmas market to shop local products and tree ornaments. There is nothing quite like experiencing European Christmas markets, drinking mulled wine and feeling the love in the air and the great atmosphere of the festivities.

Christmas holidays are also the best time to relax. The winter months, when you miss all the daylight at work, are difficult, but Christmas travel is an opportunity to break up the daily routine and enjoy an amazing vacation. When you return home after your trip, you will feel refreshed, and spring will be around the corner.

If you have never travelled during the Christmas season, this trip will be for sure one of the best experiences of your life. In Greece, there are many top winter and Christmas destinations where you can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and try winter sports. Visit for example Athens, Arachova, Kalavrita, Zagorochoria, Thessaloniki or Kastoria, and you will be impressed by the fact that there is beauty in these places not only in summer but also in winter and especially during Christmas time.


Where to Stay

Hostel in Athens, Greece Student and Travellers Inn
8.9 10
Student and Travellers Inn
16, Kidathinaion str., 10558 Athens, Greece

Student and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977 is located in the heart of Plaka, right below the Acropolis. Traditional cobbled streets full of taverns, shops, cafes are right at our hostel's doorstep. The main square of Athens, Syntagma, is at 600 m, while the lively Monastiraki square is at 800 m. The nearest metro station and the bus stop for the X95 Airport Bus can be reached within a 7-minute walk.

Hotel in Athens, Greece Delice Hotel - Family Apartments
8.6 10
Delice Hotel - Family Apartments
3, Vas. Alexandrou Str., 11528 Athens, Greece

Situated in the centre of Athens, Delice Hotel -Family Apartments is just a 6-minute walk from Evangelismos Metro Station. Syntagma Square is one stop away using the metro. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is 33 km away.

Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece Perinthos Hotel
Perinthos Hotel
12Km Thessaloniki - Edessa, Anchialos, 57008 Thessaloniki, Greece

Perinthos Hotel is located 12 km from Thessaloniki and near many archaeological sites such as Vergina and Dion. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 30 km.


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