Try Another Option For Your Christmas Holiday: Greece In The Winter

I am sure you hadn't even considered this possibility. If you think Greece is just a summer destination, let me show you another aspect of this beautiful country. Surprise your friends and try something new.

Greece has a lot more to propose than a summer cliché and Christmas time is ideal to discover that it is also the perfect winter holiday destination.

Actually, Greece has it all and you can organize any type of winter break you wish. If skiing is a must for you, did you know that more than 25 very good ski-resorts are waiting for you? Their assets? There are much cheaper than the overcrowded ski-resorts you will find in France or Italy, all have breathtaking views, some of them to the Aegean sea.

Christmas Holiday: Greece In The Winter

Mount Parnassos, Kalavrita in the Peloponnese mountains, Karpenisi in the Pindus Mountains, Mount Olympos, Mount Pelion: enjoy about 200 kilometers of slopes for all levels.

Where can you ski in the morning, have lunch along the shore, visit an archaeological site in the afternoon, party in a trendy bar in the evening and sleep in a boutique hotel in a picturesque village all in the same day? The answer is Mount Parnassos...

Christmas Holiday: Greece In The Winter

The Parnassos Ski Center, located on the peaks of Kelaria (1750m), Fterolakas (1950m) and Gerondovrachos, operates from December until the beginning of May. It is probably the biggest and best-organized ski-resort in the country. Nineteen runs, named after Greek Gods like Hermes or Aphrodite, with a total of 36km, seven ski routes, ten trails and three mini beginner runs, two cafe-chalets and a restaurant, ski and snowboard schools, stores for ski and snowboard equipment rental and a playground for children, who could ask for more to fully enjoy a ski holiday in the country of Gods...

Mount Parnassos has many attractive points: it is located near Athens (about 2 hour drive) and therefore, easily reachable, it ranks among the highest mountains in Greece with an altitude of 2260 meters, its stunning views to the Gulf of Corinth and to the Gulf of Euboea make it one of the most spectacular mountains in Greece and it is very close to Delphi, the mythical archaeological site dedicated to Apollo.

Christmas Holiday: Greece In The Winter

In my opinion, Mount Parnassos has another great asset: it is at only 24km from Arachova, a picturesque cosmopolitan village clung to the mountain. Its steep narrow cobblestone streets, its grey stone houses with their red tile roof, its dozens of steps leading to spectacular views, but also its trendy bars, its traditional restaurants, and its boutique hotels make it the place to be for an exciting after-ski or even non-ski life!
Here are some other ski resorts are Tymfristos in the Karpenissi area, Helmos in the town of Kalavrita, Mainalos in Vytina, Peloponnese, Vasilitsa in Grevena and Kaimaktsalan in Edessa.

Author: this article is written by Muriel Rammos-Vignol, who is manager of holiday villas in Greece. She also owns a villa in Skiathos-Greece and is an active blogger for holiday vacations in Greece. Visit her Facebook page

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