How and where to celebrate Christmas in Greece

If you enjoy winter sports, and you have not yet decided where to celebrate Christmas, we recommend that you pay attention to the Greek ski resorts. They are already open and attract a quality ski track and magnificent surrounding landscapes. The best choice for the holidays of Christmas and New Year is the snowy expanses of Greek ski resorts.

Pros of ski resorts in Greece

First of all, a high level of customer service. You can actively spend time on a slope, and after that organize a mental rest with family or friends in one of the local cafes or a walk in nature. Guests of the resorts have access to pistes of various difficulty levels, hotels with any number of stars and ski equipment rental points. Cozy taverns are open everywhere, where authentic Greek dishes are prepared. And experienced instructors teach both beginners and already experienced skiers.

Here are just a few great ski resorts.

 "3-5 Pigadia"

It is located near the town of Naous. 7 tracks of five difficulty levels, in that force and tracks that are suitable for international competitions, pass along the eastern slope of Mount Vermion, but they are open only during snowfall. The hotel also welcomes guests year-round, so the resort will be a find not only for skiers but also for lovers of hiking and cycling in the picturesque surroundings. Equipment and inventory can be rented at the rental point. Staff instructors work. There are 7 lifts and an artificial snow supply system. Also in the resort, there are a tavern, several restaurants and cafes, parking, a first-aid post, a soccer field, and a helipad.


In Greece, this is the largest ski center. It is famous for gently sloping and wide trails. The season begins in December and ends in April. Families come here because vacationers of any age can find something to their liking here. In total there are 16 tracks with a total length of 13 km. There is a glazed terrace. The slopes have a different category of difficulty.


This resort is located 42 km from Grevena and 230 km from the city of Thessaloniki. The resort is surrounded by an oak grove and a pine forest. 16 tracks are located on the Pindos mountain range. Vacationers are available 8 lifts. There is a piece of rental equipment. The resort will be interesting not only for beginners and professional skiers but also for climbers, lovers of horse riding, hiking, and cycling.


The resort is located 190 km from Thessaloniki. There are 6 well-groomed slopes and 5 lifts. The slopes offer a picturesque view of the forest. Infrastructure is developed: there are shops, a restaurant and a cafe, parking, a first-aid post, equipment rental. On the slopes, instructors work.


This resort is located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, 180 km from Athens. Parnassus has 5 runs for beginners and the remaining 15 runs for intermediate and professional athletes. There is a piece of rental equipment for skiing.

"Sat down"

The resort is located 95 km from Thessaloniki and has been operating since 1934. It was here that the first Greek skiing competitions were held. There are 9 lifts and 19 runs. They are open from December to March. There are ski training centers, equipment rental is possible.

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