7 Reasons Why You Should Hit Greece for Your Next Ski Holiday

View of Kalavryta
View of Kalavryta | © Sykia Corinthias/Flickr
Ethel Dilouambaka

Greece is known for its sunny beaches, hot summer and beautiful islands, but few people realize it is also home to some magnificent mountain ranges. With a plethora of winter resorts that offer ski runs with different levels of difficulty, Greece is a great destination for a winter holiday. Here are seven resorts that will prove you why you should hit the slopes in Greece for your next ski holiday.

1. Parnassos Ski Resort

Ski Resort

Parnassos Ski Centre in Greece!
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Parnassos Ski Resort is probably Greece’s most popular ski resort, as it is only two hours away from Athens. But that’s not all, Parnassos Ski Resort is also close to ancient archaeological site Delphi. When it comes to snow fun, Parnassos means business, with 13 lifts to 19 ski runs, seven ski routes, 10 trails and three mini-beginner runs. With an altitude of 2260 meters (7415 feet), Parnassos offers ski lovers peaks covered in snow for long seasons. At night, relax in one of the many cafés and bar of the nearby town, Arachova.

2. Vassilitsa Ski Resort

Resort

Splendid panoramic view from Vassilitsa
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Well above 2200 meters high (7218 feet), Mount Vassilitsa is home to Vassilitsa Ski Resort, a favorite for extreme winter sports aficionados. Located in the Pindos range, near Grevena, it was there that the first snowboarding jump contest was launched. The resort has six ski lifts, 16 ski runs of 16 kilometres (10 miles) as well as the longest beginners ski run in the country, measuring 3860 meters long (12,664 feet). Vassilitsa also has a snowboarding run. Once you’re there, you can explore the surrounding area, like the national park of Valia Kalda.

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