Take your seat and spend your time on large, comfortable sofas in front of an open log fire in the living room, sip wine from the local vineyards of Skouras or Palivos, eat delicacies baked by the owner Marina and play backgammon at night.
Those who want to be active can walk along the Mainalo Trail, which leads to the local ski area, which is twelve kilometers from the villa. You can also rent quads or snowmobiles and explore the countryside.
From £ 1,640 a night in winter for all nine suites, including daily homemade breakfast; hotelvager.gr
Mani HNG, The Mani
The wild southern tip of mainland Greece offers a mild winter climate and sunny days, spectacular medieval and Byzantine villages and numerous archaeological treasures that are within easy reach.
The Mani HNG can accommodate up to 16 people in seven bedrooms and is located at the foot of Mount Taygetus overlooking the sea. It’s ideal for a large family or group of friends looking to explore the area. In a completely private, secluded spot on a long stretch of road best reached by 4×4, it’s also only a 15-minute drive from the pretty fishing village of Kitries.