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Winter vacations

The heart of Greek winter beats on snow-covered mountain tops, where ski enthusiasts –craving for adventure– can experience the sought-after intensity and adrenalin rush. Escape in an idyllic white mountain setting where the cold mountain air puts human will and endurance to the test!

Skiing (and its alternative version, snowboarding) is undoubtedly the “king” of extreme sports; an exciting pastime offering a unique sense of freedom as the human body becomes attuned to the elements and forces of nature. Skiing appeared for the first time in Greece in the 1920’s and has had rising numbers of devoted fans ever since. Today, after almost a century, countless adventure seekers turn the snow–covered mountain slopes across the country into “hot places” what with their passion and skill!

Although Greece is a country where the sun shines most of the year, it can also boast some very good skiing resorts with ultra modern facilities that can satisfy even the most demanding skiers, offering an unforgettable experience down spectacular ski runs where the beauty of the alpine landscape is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Enjoy a ski run in some of the best known skiing resorts of the country, and feast your eyes on the beauty of snow-clad mountaintops as you experience an overwhelming feeling of freedom.

Parnassos ski resort

About skiing and other feel-good stories on Mt. Parnassos.
Wax your skis and travel fast on the highest mountains in Greece. In the beautiful surroundings of a National Park you can glide down icy mountain slopes where Greek mythology was created. On Mt. Parnassos, Zeus granted Deukalion’s wishes and the human race was created anew. Cross the runs on a mountain that stole the glory from Mt. Olympus as it was linked with the worship of god Apollo, and the establishment of the Oracle of Delphi. Read more...

Kalavrita ski resort

Intense ski activity on Mt. Helmós.
A mythological mountain offers you the magic of sliding smoothly down snowy slopes, and enjoying extreme mountain sports. Ski down this mountain, and feel like Olympic downhill gold medalist. Discover wonders of nature, peer into Greece's modern history, and allow yourself the indulgence in wine tasting at the near-by vineyards. Read more...

Kaimáktsalan ski resort

Get an adrenalin rush!
With open slopes and excellent snow conditions Kaimáktsalan ski resort is one of the most popular ski resorts in Europe. In the unspoilt wilderness of Mt. Vóras, vacationers embark on an exciting winter adventure at 2,500 m. The ski centre is totally dedicated to ski lovers. Here the trails are groomed, the air is pure, and the scenery magnificent. The resort operates from late November till early May covering the longest ski season in Greece. Read more...

Vassilitsa ski resort

The precious gem of Pindos!
In the heart of the most important mountain range in Greece, Vassilitsa ski centre offers fun-packed winter vacations for the whole family. As the lift carries you to your favourite run, take in views of the majestic mountainscape. Imposing snow-covered mountains loom in the distance, while beautiful lakes and the Grevená valley create peaceful scenery. Read more...

3-5 Pigadia ski resort

3-5 pigadia Ski center © GNTO/Imathia Prefecture_Naousa

The absolute adventure in an absolutely white setting
3-5 Pigadia (meaning wells) ski resort, the only one using snowmaking in all of its pistes, is considered to be one of the best organised ski resorts in Greece, boasting modern, up to date facilities. You will find yourself in a lovely natural environment and in the top two most difficult pistes in the country – a unique combination in Greece – and a tempting one for skiers and other visitors alike! Read more...

Mainalo ski resort

Let’s hit the slopes on snow-covered Mt. Mainalo!
Welcome to the mountain of the legends and traditions; home to Panas, the shepherds’ goat-legged god (who was half human and half goat), and the Nymphs. Nature, history and culture meet in Mainalo, a place blessed with pristine, rugged landscapes and picturesque villages steeped in history. Enjoy amazing alpine runs through white paths in one of the country’s oldest skiing facilities, follow the stone-paved tracks, cross its stone bridges and lose yourself in the mountain’s singular beauty. Read more...


Note: Prior to deciding to visit one of Greece's ski resorts, do not forget to get informed about the hours of operation, as well as, the weather conditions in the area. Click here to read about the Top 5 less knosn Ski Resorts of Greece. 

Kalavryta ski resort

Intense ski activity on Mt. Helmós. The Nymphs are watching On Mt. Helmós, at an altitude of 2,340m, we find the most important ski resort in Peloponnese. Being the second largest ski resort in...

Mainalo Ski Centre

Let’s hit the slopes on snow-covered Mt. Mainalo! Welcome to the mountain of the legends and traditions; home to Panas, the shepherds’ goat-legged god (who was half human and half goat), and the...

Falakro Ski Center

Falakro Ski Center, which is located 44 km NW of Drama, was founded in 1980 by the Hellenic Alpine Club, branch of Drama. In the early 2000's it was radically renovated and expanded, while the road...

Karpenisi ski resort

It is built in Velouchi in “Diavolotopos” (devils place) area of Timfristos mountain, 12 km away from Karpenisi at an altitude of 1840m. It was inaugurated in 1974. It is a very popular destination...

Vassilitsa ski resort

Mt. Vassilitsa rise to well over 2,200m. The long distance from the sea and the ideal weather conditions create here the most pleasant winter environment. Powder snow covers challenging, intermediate...

3-5 Pigadia ski resort

The absolute adventure in an absolutely white setting 3-5 Pigadia (meaning wells) ski resort, the only one using snowmaking in all of its ski runs, is considered to be one of the best organised...


Mountain village built in a dense beech forest at an altitude of 1.190m. It is a passage for all villages of west Pilio and a popular place for people visiting the ski resort of Pilio in...

Kaimaktsalan ski resort

Kaimáktsalan ski resort occupies the northeastern slope of Mt. Voras, from an altitude of 2,480m, where the highest lift carries the skiers, down to 2,050m, where the luxury chalet is...

Petrouli ski resort

It is one of the most easily accessible ski resorts in Greece, at just 45mins from the city of Trikala, in the area between Elati and Pertouli. Covering all skill levels, it is one of the best ski...


 Skiing, snow board, sledging as well as other winter sports at the ski resorts of mountain Parnassos at “Gerontovrachos” (17 km N), "Kelaria" (23 km N) and "Fterolakka" (26 km...
Parnassos ski resort

About skiing and other feel-good stories on Mt. Parnassos. Mount Parnassos, with an altitude of 2,260 metres, ranks among the highest mountains in Greece. Its spectacular geomorphology and rich...

Top 5 less knosn Ski Resorts of Greece

All people who love winter know the fact that when temperature decreases there is a rise in adrenaline! Ski resorts in Greece are open to offer thrills to all snow-related sports lovers. Get your...

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