Even though Greece is a well esteemed summer destination, it's also a great winter destination
offering 18 ski centers that operate from December to April each year. Greek ski resorts have become popular due to their affordability; prices for a winter holiday can be up to 3 times lower than those of Austria, Switzerland or France. Apart from being reasonably priced, Greek ski centers are located in some of the country’s most beautiful regions. With the Christmas holidays coming up, now is the perfect time to start planning your winter getaway. Here are our two favorite ski resorts in Greece!
Parnassus Ski Center is located 180 km for Athens and is the oldest and most modern ski resort in the country. It has 23 pistes, of varying difficulty, from easy runs for children and beginners to black runs for experienced skiers. As the most organized ski resort in Greece, Parnassus offers 17 lifts, equipment rentals and sales, as well as cafes and restaurants. Furtermore, Parnassus’ location is ideal for day trips to the cosmopolitan village of Arahova
and the archaeological sites at Delphi.
Located on the slopes of Mount Vermio, 17 km from Naoussa and 103km from Thessaloniki, 3-5 Pigadia is an excellent option if you want to explore the stunning landscapes of Northern Greece. It offers 10 pistes of varying difficulty, 3 cross country slopes, restaurants and cafes, ski rental stores, and 2 ski schools. What makes 3-5 Pigadia different than any other ski resort in Greece is its artificial snow system that allows for continuous, and uninterrupted snowing, regardless of the weather conditions.
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