Greek island

Is skiing in greece a joke? A vast majority of persons depict Greece as a place of blue sea, shining sun and traditional white houses. The truth is that this is only one of the multiple faces of Greece. With 80% of its territory being mountainous, many visitors are surprised to discover that:

there are high mountains like the Alps :

Skiing in Greece - Parnassos Natural Reserve - thedelphiguide.com

it rains and the temperatures are not always high (the sun remains though):

Skiing in Greece - Delphi: the temple of Apollo under rain - thedelphiguide.com

it snows in the winter (a lot in the north!!):

Skiing in Greece - Parnassos thedelphiguide.com

As the third most mountainous country in Europe, after Norway and Albania, this can only mean one thing: skiing.

From December to March this traditional summer getaway turns into a ski destination offering multiples ski resorts with 190 km of runs for all abilities. And though these are located in quaint, traditional villages, the après ski scene is vibrant with a nightlife that is surprisingly busy.

Ski resorts in Greece

Located exclusively in mainland Greece the most important are:

Parnassos Ski Resort – Fterolaka / Kelaria

At just 33Km (20mi) from Delphi and a 2-hour drive away from Athens, Parnassos Ski Resort is the largest in Greece and a popular destination for weekenders.

Skiing in Greece - Parnassos Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com

The ski resort is located on Mount Parnassus in Central Greece, at an elevation of 1600 m – 2300 m (Difference 700 m). It offers more than 36km of slopes with 17 ski lifts.


Kalavrita Ski Resort

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Kalavryta Ski Resort is located on Mount Helmos in Peloponnese, at 15 Km (10mi) from the city of Kalavryta.

Elevation : 1700 m – 2340 m (Difference 640 m)
Slopes total: 12 km
Ski lifts : 7
Skiing in Greece - Kalavryta Ski Resort slopes  map - thedelphiguide.com for more information visit the : Kalavryta Ski Resort web site


Mount Mainalo Ski Resort

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The ski resort located on the plateau of Ostrakina on Mount Menalo in Arkadia, Peloponnese, at 30Km (18mi) from the city of Tripoli.

Skiing in Greece - Mainalo Ski Resort slopes map- thedelphiguide.com

Elevation : 1500 m – 1860 m (Difference 360 m)
Slopes total : 5.8 km
Ski lifts : 4
for more information visit the : Mainalo Ski Resort webpage.


Pilion Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Pilio Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

is located at Agriolefkes on Mount Pelion, in Central Greece, is at 26Km (17mi) from the city of Volos.

Elevation : 1170 m – 1471 m (Difference 301 m)

Slopes total : 3 km
Ski lifts : 5
Skiing in Greece - Pilio Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com for more information visit the : Pilio Ski Resort webpage.


Velouchi Ski Resort

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Located at just 10km (6mi) from the town of Karpenissi.

Elevation : 1840 m – 2220 m (Difference 380 m)
Slopes total : 8.4 km
Ski lifts : 8
Skiing in Greece - Velouchi Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com for more information visit the : Velouchi Ski Resort webpage.


3-5 Pigadia Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - 3-5 Pigadia Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

The Ski Resort is at 17 km (10mi) from the city of Naoussa in Central Macedonia.

Skiing in Greece - 3-5 Pigadia Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Elevation : 1420 m – 2005 m (Difference 585 m)
Slopes total : 9 km
Ski lifts :: 6
Skiing in Greece - 3-5 Pigadia Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com for more information visit the : 3-5 Pigadia Ski Resort webpage.


Seli National Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Seli Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located on the southwest side of Mount Vermio in Central Macedonia, at 26Km (16mi) from the city of Verroia. The first ski lift in Greece was built here, back in 1955.

Elevation : 1520 m – 1850 m (Difference 330 m)
Slopes total :17 km
Ski lifts : 11
Skiing in Greece - Seli Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com for more information visit the : Seli National Ski Resort webpage.


Kaimaktsalan ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Kaimaktsalan Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located on the northern slope of 2480m Mount Voras in Central Macedonia, at 34Km (21mi) fro the city of Edessa and 128Km (80mi) from Thessaloniki.

Skiing in Greece - Kaimaktsalan Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com Elevation : 2030 m – 2480 m (Difference 450 m)
Slopes total : 14.5 km
Ski lifts : 5
for more information visit the : Kaimaktsalan ski Resort webpage.


Falakro Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Falakro Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located on mount Falakro at 45Km (28mi) from the city of Drama close to the Bulgarian border in Eastern Macedonia.

Elevation : 1650 m – 2232 m (Difference 582 m)
Slopes total :20 km
Ski lifts : 9
Skiing in Greece - Falakro Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com for more information visit the : Falakro Ski Resort webpage.


Vasilitsa Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece -Vasilitsa Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located at 45Km (28mi) from the city of Grevena at an altitude of 2113m in the Pindos Mountains in Western Macedonia

Elevation : 1646 m – 2115 m (Difference 469 m)
Slopes total : 19 km
Ski lifts : 8
Skiing in Greece - Vasilitsa Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com for more information visit the : Vasilitsa Ski Resort webpage.


Metsovo Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Metsovo Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located in the Pindos mountains in Epirus, at 1650m Profiti Ilias, about 4Km (2,5mi) from the town of Metsovo.

Elevation : 1360 m – 1620 m (Difference 260 m)
Slopes total : 4 km
Ski lifts : 4
Skiing in Greece - Metsovo Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com for more information visit the : Metsovo Ski Resort webpage.


Pisoderi Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Pisoderi Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located in Vigli on Mount Verno in Western Macedonia, at 15Km (9,5mi) from the city of Florina.

Elevation : 1650 m – 2000 m (Difference 350 m)
Slopes total :11.1 km
Ski lifts : 5

Skiing in Greece - Pisoderi Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com

Elatochori Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Elatohori Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located in Central Macedonia at 35Km (22mi) from the city of Katerini.
Elevation : 1410 m – 1912 m (Difference 502 m)
Slopes total : 12 km
Ski lifts : 5
Skiing in Greece - Elatohori Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com for more information visit the : Elatochori Ski Resort webpage.


Pertouli Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Pertouli Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located on mount Koziakas, at 40Km (25mi) from the city of Trikala, in Thessaly.

Elevation : 1170 m – 1370 m (Difference 200 m)
Slopes total : 2 km
Ski lifts : 3


Lailias Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Lailas Ski Resort slopes map - thedelphiguide.com

Located at 28Km (17mi) north of the city of Serres, in Central Macedonia.

Elevation : 1600 m – 1847 m (Difference 247 m)
Slopes total : 1.5 km
Ski lifts : 3
for more information visit the : Lailias Ski Resort webpage.


Vitsi Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Vitsi Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located on mount Vistsi, in Western Macedonia, at 24Km (15mi) from the city of Kastoria.

Elevation : 1610 m – 1880 m (Difference 270 m)
Slopes total : 2.6 km
Ski lifts : 3


Ziria Ski Resort

Skiing in Greece - Ziria Ski Resort - thedelphiguide.com

Located at 75Km (46mi) from the city of Corinth, on mount Ziria, in the Peloponnese.

Elevation : 2080 m – 2374 m (Difference 294 m)
Slopes total : 1.5 km
Ski lifts : 2
for more information visit the : Ziria Ski Resort webpage.


Olympos Ski Resort (Vryssopoules)

Skiing in Greece - Olympos Ski Resort (Vryrisopoules) - thedelphiguide.com

Located on mount Olympos in Central Greece, at 39Km (24mi) East of the city of Ellasona.

Elevation : 2000 m – 2450 m (Difference 450 m)
Slopes total : 2 km
Ski lifts : 4


The snowy landscape of Greece, so far away from the stereotypical images most people have of Greece, inspired a Greek-American director and as he likes to call it, it’s just “Frozen Ambrosia“!


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