My wife and I will be in Athens just before and after a month long trip to Egypt. I realize February is not the best time to visit Greece but it is one of the best times to visit Egypt and airline promotions bring us through Athens. Since we’ve never been to Greece we added a few days to our trip. We would like to enjoy some of the sites in and around Athens and perhaps an island or two. We will arrive at the end of January for 3 nights and then again at the end of February for a 3 more.
My questions are:
What will we be unable to visit or see due to the winter season?
What are some things that very much doable in February?
Which islands would be best to visit then?
Will we find many shops, restaurants or sites closed for winter?
Do the ferries run during the winter?