Greece is a country which mostly known for the sun and sea during summer, surprisingly enough, there are over 15 ski resorts, all over the country and winter sports like ski and snowboard are getting more and more popular among locals and travellers. The ski season in Greece starts from December and finishes on March according to the weather conditions. The closest options from Athens is mounain Parnassos and mountain Helmos in Achaia area. You can enjoy a ski or snowboard day trip or plan a muntiple days vacation, in two of the most well known ski resorts of the country.
Ski & Snowboard in Greece
Mount Parnassos is located only 180 km from Athens. Its spectacular geomorphology and rich biodiversity places it among the most important and beautiful mountain environments in the country. The ski center boasts 20 ski runs, 13 lifts, 10 trails, in a total length of 36km. and is connecting Kelaria and Fterolakka sections. Parnassos Ski Center is located on an altitude of 1,600m and the ski lifts reach 2,250m. It is one of the biggest and the well organized ski resorts in Greece. The facilities that have been renovated on 2015, offer a high class service that would satisfy even the most demanding. Medical cover is offered to all skiers and visitors. The facilities include two chalets and a restaurant, ski and snowboard schools, ski and snowboard equipment rental and a playground.
Mount Helmos is the third highest mountain in Peloponnese, a popular destination for mountaineering and skiing from Athens. It is been declared a national park and on the highest peaks is located the second biggest ski resort in Greece. The alpine landscape gives a breathtaking view and it's black and red runs would challenge even the most expert skiers.
At Kalavrita ski resort there are 12 ski runs of 20km in length, 2 infantile lifts, 2 chair lifts and 4 ski lifts, a snowboarding park with rails and jumps and snowmobile runs. We also find coffee shops, snack bar, restaurant, ski rental facilities and sporting goods, organized ski school and First Aid Station.
Main attractions near the village of Kalavrita :
The Gorge of Vouraikos and it's Cog Railway.
The Cave Lakes, a series of underground lakes in the heart of the mountain.
Historical Monasteries of Mega Spilaio and Agia Lavra.
The Holocaust Monument of WW2.
Archaeological Sites of Ano Lousoi and Leontio, the Vine Branch of Pausanias, and the ancient city of Klitor.