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Old 07-30-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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Heat and thick crowds are not for me... I'm not really into spending my vacation days lounging on a beach either.

However, I'm very interested in visiting Croatia and/or Greece. I'm thinking of visiting this part of the world in Winter. Cold temperatures and a bit of snow don't discourage me at all. (Coming from Canada, I'd probably find it relatively balmy in the Winter months.)

Does the tourist industry simply dry up in this part of the world during the Winter, though?

Is it problematic trying to find accommodations, or to get into tourist (historical) sites?

Any tips or advice appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:36 PM
 
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Yes ,in the winter all tourist destinations get empty and closed.But i don`t think that you will have any problem at all to find a place to stay anywhere you go.Biger resorts keep staying alive by the local people anyway.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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You'll need to check to see if the specific tourist attractions you want to see will be open. (Many will be, but with reduced hours.) Certainly such a trip will give you a more authentic local feel, since the tourist numbers will be much lower. I'd say do your research, then go for it!
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:38 PM
 
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A few years ago, I was in Venice in late January. Had Piazza San Marco to myself, but could not find an open restaurant for lunch.

In your case, expect tourist focused things like resorts to be closed, real towns won't be. Also watch the continental and England holiday schedules.
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Old 08-14-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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Lots of things will be closed, but main attractions should be fine. Croatia look at Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik. Greece Athens, Santorini.
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