Are you a fan of skiing and snowboarding? Greece is one of the top destinations for winter sports activities in Europe due to its high mountains (1,500 m to 2,900 m altitude) and weather in winter. It is not known that it snows in Greece every year and the winter season starts in December and lasts until March.
There are numerous ski centers in Greece, spread all over the country. We have researched and found the 10 best ski centers in Greece that you can visit and have a great time.
Without further ado, let us dive deeper and explore the best ski centers in Greece.
What Are The Best Ski Centers In Greece?
Parnassos Ski Resort
Parnassos is probably the best and most famous Ski Center in Greece. It is located in the amazing and charming mountain village of Arachova. Skiing at an altitude of over 2,000 meters, you will be amazed not only by the breathtaking view but also by the village of Arachova. Arachova is a beautiful village with stone houses. You will enjoy the landscape with its long history, the nightlife and the accommodations (villas with spa centers, suites with private jacuzzi, etc.).
Parnassos offers you the opportunity to ski on more than 20 slopes. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will find the perfect route for you. Most of the slopes are easy to intermediate, 3 of them are recommended for professionals and many cross-country slopes. There are also ground and air lifts available. The total length of the slopes is 14 km.
Best Hotels near Parnassos Ski Resort
Monte Bianco Villas
Tagli Resort Spa
Pelion Winter Resort
Pelion is a picturesque mountain. Here you will find the alternative beaches for your summer vacation and the most beautiful slopes for winter sports. The ski center is located near the beautiful city of Volos (less than an hour/5 hours from Athens) and has everything you need: Accommodation, chalet, restaurant and equipment for rent.
The altitude of 1,470 m gives you the opportunity to explore great slopes and ski routes. You can ski and snowboard on less than 10 slopes, but on a long slope. The level of the slopes is suitable for both beginners and advanced skiers. Accordingly, Pelion is the perfect ski resort for families and groups who want to have a great time. You can also use the ground and air lifts to find your slope.
Best Hotels near Pelion Ski Resort
Anamar Pilio Resort
12 Months Luxury Resort
Kalavryta Ski Resort
Kalavryta Ski Resort is located at Mount Helmos, in the Peloponnese. It is one of the best organized ski centers in Greece and very famous among Greeks. The town of Kalavryta is only 15 km away from the ski center and less than 2 hours and 30 minutes from Athens. You can stay in amazingly luxurious hotels and guesthouses. Since Kalvryta is a town with great history, you should try to explore the area and get to know the locals. At the ski center you will enjoy the facilities and the charming chalet.
The altitude of Kalavryta ski resort is 2,340 meters. You will find 13 slopes for beginners, intermediate and professional skiers. 3 of the slopes are black for professionals. You will also be able to explore the slopes with ground and air lifts via the facilities.
Best Hotels near Kalavryta Ski Resort
Oneiro Resort Kalavrita
Castle Resort Kalavrita
Voras/Kaimaktsalan Ski Centre
In the Voras Mountains (Central Macedonia/140km from Thessaloniki) is the ski center Kaimaktsalan. It offers an amazing experience in a traditional stone village with small houses made of stone and wood. Visitors can stay in luxurious and exceptional small suites. Facilities in the village include a restaurant, accommodation, grocery shop, ski rental and cafeterias.
The altitude of Kaimaktsalan is 2,480 meters. You can explore the 13 ski slopes, including red and blue runs and 2 lanlauf slopes. It offers lessons and equipment for skiing & snowboarding and a snow tubing and snowboard park for children and adults.
Best Hotels near Kaimaktsalan Ski Resort
Kaimak Inn Spa Resort Agios Athanasios
Domotel Neve Mountain Resort and Spa
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Elatochori Ski Centre
One of the best in our list is Elatochori Ski Centre in Mount Olympus. The mountain is located near the town of Katerini, about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Thessaloniki and 4 hours drive from Athens. You can find 2 ski schools to take your ski lessons, a chalet and a shop for equipment rental. Accommodation can be found in many beautiful villages nearby, but the closest is Elatochori. Elatochori is a charming village. Many visitors choose to stay there because it offers all the necessities such as restaurants, accommodation and cafes.
Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece. At an altitude of 2,917 metres, Elatochori Ski Resort offers you the opportunity to enjoy 6 different slopes for all levels except professionals. You can also use the ground or airlifts to find the perfect slope for you.
Best Hotels near Elatochori Ski Resort
Semeli Resort Elatochori
Alseides Boutique Hotel Elatochori
Vasilitsa National Snow Centre
Vasilitsa National Snow Center is an ideal destination for skiing and snowboarding. It is considered as one of the best ski centers Greece, and in Eastern Europe in general. It is located near the town of Grevena and is less than 2 hours away from Thessaloniki. If you prefer to come from Athens, it will take you more than 6 hours. You will fall in love with the picturesque view. In the Snow Center you will find two amazing chalets where you can stay, a cafe bar and equipment for rent.
Vasilitsa is located in the mountain range of Pindos. At an altitude of 2,115 m, you can enjoy winter sports on 16 slopes. Experience the adventure, whether you are a beginner, advanced or a professional. You will love the facilities and the slopes that offer endless fun. Try either the bottom lift or the air lift.
Best Hotels near Vasilitsa Ski Resort
Vasilitsa Spa Resort
3-5 Pigadia Ski Centre
On the west side of Vermio Mount you will find the perfect landscape at 3-5 Pigadia Ski Center with numerous winter activities. Only 17 km from Naoussa and not more than 2 hours from Thessaloniki there is a small snow paradise. You can go to the beautiful cottage and enjoy a hot chocolate and admire the picturesque scenery. You can also visit the restaurants, cafe bars and the 2 fitness saunas in the area.
One of the best things about 3-5 Pigadia is that they can create artificial snow even in a snowless winter. The altitude reaches 2,005 meters. The ski center is completely independent and has many slopes for all levels. The black run is amazing and it also has 3 cross country ski trails. Besides skiing and snowboarding, you can also enjoy other winter activities such as trekking, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding and hang gliding. The ground and air lifts are available for your convenience.
Best Hotels near 3-5 Pigadia Ski Center
Villa Vadola Arkochori
Vigla Pisoderi/Verno Ski Resort
Pisoderi offers one of the best scenic views and is considered the best and longest (2,100 m) slope with Olympic Standards. It is located near the borders of North Macedonia and Albania. It is only 15 km from Florina and 2 hours and 30 minutes from Thessaloniki. You can stay in the charming chalet and enjoy the restaurants, cafes and shops in the heart of Ski Center. It also includes a medical center.
On this amazing and one of the most modern Ski Centers in Greece you will find 9 slopes, 2 cross-country ski trails and a slope for snowmobiles. You can ski or snowboard on easy, intermediate and difficult slope levels. Ground and air lifts are available.
Best Hotels near Vigla Pisoderi Ski Resort
Limneon Resort and Spa
Falakro Ski Centre
Mount Falakro Ski Centre is located in Drama, in Northern Greece, less than 2 hours from Thessaloniki. It is very close to the border of Greece with Bulgaria. You will love the chalet, the shops and the cafes. You can rent your equipment and take ski lessons at the ski school. At an altitude of 2,232 you will enjoy 21 slopes for all levels. Falakro Resort offers the most (5) professional slopes in Greece.
You will never get bored here! You can also try other activities such as mountain climbing and biking, hiking in the snow and discovering the secret landscapes of the area with a 4 x 4 jeep. Near the Ski Centre, you can also explore numerous caves like the Angitis Cave (river cave) and other small lakes. You can take the ground and air elevator to reach your destination.
Best Hotels near Falakro Ski Resort
Petrini Gonia Guesthouse
Grand Hotel Drama
Velouhi Ski Resort
Veloutsi Ski Center is located 20 minutes from Karpenisi, Evrytania and 4 hours from Athens. Near the Ski Center you will find many small but beautiful villages. Enjoy the facilities such as restaurants and cafes. At the ski school you can take lessons and rent equipment.
The altitude is 2,200 m and the slopes are 18. Skiers of all ages come here and enjoy not only the slopes, but also the snowboard park and snowmobile routes. The Boden and eir lifts will take you to the slope of your choice.
Best Hotels near Velouhi Ski Center
Country Resort Karpenisi
Epoches Luxury Suites Karpenisi
Greece is not just a summer destination. This statement is proven by the numerous Ski Centres throughout Greece. The snow season in Greece usually starts in December and ends in March. During this 4-month period, you can travel to one of the top 10 Ski Centres and enjoy your winter holiday.
The ski slopes of Greece offer endless fun for children and adults at all levels of difficulty. All the ski centers in Greece from our list offer a unique experience and the best facilities. If you are arriving by plane, then it is better to reach International Airport from Athens for destinations such as Parnassos, Kalavrita and Velouhi Resorts. If you prefer to visit the north Ski Centres of Greece, then cheque if you can get to the International Airport of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki. Let the fun begin…
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