Snow and skiing may not be the first images that comes to mind when thinking of Greece; however, Delphi, Greece is home to the largest winter sports center in Greece. The Parnassos Center is located on the Parnassos Mountains. It has two sites, Fterolakka, located at an altitude 1600 meters, and Kelaria, located at 1750 meters. They both end in Toumborachi. The location has seventeen skiing sites with eight skiing routes and two mini skiing routes for beginners. it has thirteen lifts: six each of aerial and tow lifts and one four seat telecabin. It is open each year between December and May. There are schools available as well such as Pappos-Baloumis, Mpoumpa and the Pro Shop. There are several equipment stores available as well. Also available to visitors are snowmobile and sleigh rentals,and ice skating.
Though the winter season in Greece is rather short, there are many Winter sport centers to choose from for your enjoyment.
The Velouchi Resort in Karpenisi is located on Mount Tymfristos, in Central Greece. The ski center has eleven sites with six lifts, in addition to a lift leading to the skiing site for beginners. Other amenities include a restaurant, a cafeteria, a snack bar, and a equipment shop. The resort is open from December to March.
The Elatochori resort is located on the Pieria Mountains of Mount Olympus. The ski center has six ski trails. There are also a tracks for snowboards and sleds. Other amenities include a chalet, two schools, shops selling and a Snowboard Fun Park.
The Kalavryta Center in Peloponnese is located on Helmos Mountain.
The resort has eight ski lifts and thirteen ski runs with different levels of difficulty.
The ski center offers night skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and paragliding. There are three ski schools available as well as ski equipment. It is open between December and April.
The Profitis Ilias Resort is located on the Politsies plateau of the Mavrovouni mountains. The center has five ski slopes and one ski run. There are also three lifts. Other amenities include a school and a shop where visitors can rent ski equipment and snowmobiles. There is also a chalet with a restaurant and cafeteria available. It is open between December and March.
The Pisoderi Resort is located on Mount Verno in western Macedonia. The ski center has twelve runs and five lifts. It has a chalet where visitors can rent ski equipment or receive ski instructions. There is also a medical center on the grounds.
The Tria Pente Pigadia is located on the Vermion Mountains in Northern Greece. It has seven lifts including two for beginners. Ski instructors are available at the resort. It is open each year from October to April. There is a chalet with a beautiful view. The chalet offers night accommodations.
The Vasilitsa is located on the Pindos Mountains. The ski center stretches over two mountains and has sixteen ski runs that have every imaginable kind of terrain. The ski center is known as one of the best places in southeastern Europe for snowboarding. Other amenities include a small snowboard shop, two chalets that have overnight accommodations and a small bar.
The Kaimaktsalan is located on the Voras Mountains in Central Macedonia. The resort has fourteen skiing sites and four lifts. The ski center also has a snowmobiling course. Other amenities include two schools, and a chalet with a restaurant and a cafeteria. The cafeteria has a playground. The chalet also has seven luxurious mini suites available.
The Thessaly Pelion is located near Chania. The ski center has seven skiing sites and five lifts including a lift for beginners. The site offers night skiing on the weekends. Other amenities include a school that also rents out ski equipment.
The Seli is located on the Vermion Mountains of Northern Greece. The center has eighteen trails ranging in difficulty to meet the needs of all skiers, and six lifts.
The Seli village is located at the bottom of the ski center. The village has ski schools and shops available. The village also has hotels and coffee shops to welcome visitors.
The Falakros is located on the Falakros Mountains in Northern Greece.
The ski center has over twenty skiing sites. There are four lifts in addition to three beginner lifts. The ski center has four ski schools and the Tsakiris shop available to skiers. Other activities include trekking, cycling, riding, and jeep safaris. Other amenities include three chalets and a medical center. There are also accommodations available in Drama.