Thessaloniki Weather December Averages, Greece
The coldest month of the year in Thessaloniki is not nearly cold enough for discomfort, but you may see some snow. Daily average temperatures are typically below 10 degrees Celsius and the temperature on a cloudy day can drop close to zero degrees. The northern wind Vardaris is strong this month, chilling everyone who ventures outdoors.
December is high season for skiing and many locals and tourists alike hop on the bus for a daily trip to popular ski resort Kaimaktsalan. Kaimaktsalan (originally a Turkish name) is located 140 km from Thessaloniki and is home to a luxurious chalet, multiple ski tracks and more amenities. A ski pass for the weekend comes at 17 (12 in weekdays). There you can also find affordable ski lessons and a host of other snow-related activities.
For those who wish to stay indoors and socialize in style instead, the Shark club presents a great opportunity to meet with locals and tourists alike. As Christmas gets closer, the city gets into a festive atmosphere and there are wild parties almost every night at the Shark club. Every year in Christmas eve, a grand party is being held in the Shark club and it's the prime spot for meeting and socializing with the city's most beautiful and refined people.
During the holiday season, the restaurant Molyvos offers traditional Greek Christmas dishes in a truly merry atmosphere. Enjoy delicious kourabiedes and melomakarona, fantastic pies and other seasonal Greek delicacies in the warm and hospitable spirit of Molyvos. The restaurant's friendly attitude is also translated to its menu prices which are affordable and welcome you to order more and celebrate.
Finally, in Christmas say there are a lot of special celebrations and activities in Aristotelous square. Famous international and local musicians and celebrities perform there on a stage that is being constructed each year for just that purpose and large gas heaters are spread across the square to keep everyone warm and cozy while celebrating the season.