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Ski Greece – Greek ski resorts

Ski holidays in Greece

Greece  Ski Greece - Greek ski resorts

Full of architectural gems and ancient sites, Greece is one of the most fascinating countries in the world to visit. The Acropolis in Athens and the amphitheatre of Epidaurus are just a couple of the most famous treasures, as well as some exciting ski slopes and resorts.

Mount Parnassos ski resort is the largest and most developed in Greece, and is extremely popular due to its close proximity to Athens and the historic town of Delphi. Mt Parnassos provides a variety of facilities and services, including ski hire and repair, a ski and snowboard school, childcare, and a first-aid centre. The complex consists of two centres: Fterolaka and Kellaria. There are 20 runs, with a total length of 14kms, over a vertical drop of 620m.

Helmos ski resort is the second largest resort in southern Greece and is also near to Athens, making it especially popular on the weekends. The resort offers unique and breathtaking views across Korinthiakos Bay, as well as a magnificent variety of terrain, including extensive off-piste options.

There are basic facilities such as ski hire and repair and basic shopping, while most après-ski and lodging facilities are found in nearby towns and villages. The best-known run is the experts-only Styga, with the drop occasionally exceeding 45 degrees, while there are numerous gentler runs and off-piste areas.

Mount Vermio is situated 90kms west of Thessaloniki and is comprised of three different resorts near to one another: Seli, the oldest ski area in northern Greece; Chrysso Elafi; and Pigadia. Seli boasts good snow cover, cheap lift tickets, a friendly atmosphere and a decent range of trails.

Seli offers 15 runs in total, three of which are designated exclusively for beginners and children. The remaining runs are predominantly well-groomed intermediate slopes, all serviced by six lifts. The combined length of the runs is around 20kms, while there are also 10kms of cross-country trails. Pigadia offers five trails and Chrysso Elafi offers four.

Athens International Airport is the nearest international airport to Mount Parnassos and Helmos ski resorts. It services flights to and from all major European destinations, including direct flights from the UK. Thessaloniki International Airport is closest to Mount Vermio.

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