My husband and I will be travelling to Greece mid-Feb), I would like to ask for some advise on an itinerary. Obviously, there is plenty to keep us occupied in Athens, but we do have 8 nights and could include another stop-or 2.
Given the fact that it will be cold and rainy, hiring a car and driving around doesnt seem appealing--so public transport seems best if we venture out of Athens.
This is our first, but will not be our only trip to Greece so I am not wanting to plan a trip around the historical highlights. Athens has loads to see and explore and after a few days of tours, ancient relics, museums I may be ready for something different.
-We are not interested in skiing, but a nice mountainous village in the snow does seem appealing. Any comments on thermal springs in Greece? Nice in winter or not?
-Wine tours/tastings or wine shops to learn about the different Greek wines. Wine regions to visit.
-Northern Greece--Thessaloniki, Northern Greek cuisine.
-Opera/ballet- How is the theater in Athens?
Your ideas and input are greatly appreciated.