Island Weather: Cold and windy though often sunny. Larger islands such as Rhodes, Crete, and the Ionian islands fare best.
Events: Local events. Feast of St. Nicholas on Dec. 6th. Christmas is celebrated primarily as a religious holiday, not a commercial one, though this is changing.
Facilities: The Cycladic Islands, and many others are virtually closed. Travel by water or by plane is very limited. Ski season usually begins. Port visits by tender from cruise ships may be cancelled due to rough water.
More information: Greek Christmas Customs.