If there’s anything we need after the year we’ve had, it’s a healthy dose of winter sun. And what better place for a bit of winter warmth in Europe than Greece? It's home to countless natural wonders, from islands located inside active volcanoes to sandy beaches that attract people from all over the world. But it’s also a place to discover the birthplace of Western civilisation, with amazing ancient ruins that date far beyond even Ancient Greece and back to the Bronze Age, when the first cities on the European continent were founded.

Besides numerous incredible places to visit, Greece’s Mediterranean location means it has mild winters and plenty of sunshine, making it the ideal winter sun destination in Europe. Check out some of the hottest bars with a view to grab a drink while enjoying your winter holiday in Greece.

Admire the Acropolis with a drink in Athens


Let’s start with a toast to the Greek capital! Hytra is a Michelin-starred bar and restaurant located in the middle of Athens, on the top floor of the Onassis cultural centre. This bar has one of the most amazing views of the Parthenon, making it a beautifully romantic evening spot and a great place to relax after a day exploring. Hytra’s specialty: cocktails exclusively made from Greek ingredients, including herbs, spices and liqueurs.

Embrace the magic of Mykonos


It's a must-visit for your holiday in one of the most popular destinations in Greece: the island of Mykonos. Part of the hilltop Castle Panigirakis, the luxurious 180° Sunset Bar is the hottest rooftop location for a party under the stars or an aperitif and one of the most incredible sunsets you'll ever see in your life. Foodies will be tempted to try out the culinary delights including exotic and signature dishes, along with fusion gourmet specialities.

Experience the best of Santorini


With its unobstructed views of the sea and volcano, the V Lounge café is the perfect place to spend an evening in Santorini. Situated in one of Greece’s finest holiday resorts, the bar has one of the best locations for those looking for a panoramic view. V Lounge is well known for its fantastic service and menu, guaranteeing a great experience. This is a place where you can take your time, relax, and have your favourite cocktail… or maybe try something new!

Relax all day then dance the night away in Kos


By day, Mylos Beach Bar is one of the best beach cafés on the island, serving a variety of fresh seafood and Greek specialities. When evening comes, this place turns into a magical spot to witness the beautiful moment when the sun takes a slow dive into the sea. Live music bands and DJs will fill your evenings with uplifting sounds.

Indulge in incredible desserts and spectacular views


Koukouvaya Café may not be a bar per se, but it earns its spot on this list as a bucket list essential in Chania. Do yourself a favour and head to this Cretan hilltop terrace for seriously indulgent desserts, great coffee and unbelievable sea views. It’s the perfect spot for a warming treat while you watch an unforgettable sunset over the Mediterranean.

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