Skiing and Ski Resorts in Athens

Information on winter sports resorts easily accessible from Athens, and bus services to these ski centres...

There are several ski resorts near Athens, details of which can be found below.

Parnassos

Parnassos mountain is located 180 Km north of Athens. The two Parnassos ski resorts are popular with Athenians during the winter, and it is the largest ski centre in Greece. Medical insurance is included in the price of a ski pass.

There are two locations for skiing in Parnassos: Fterolakka and Kelaria.

  • Fterolakka
    Base altitude: 1600m
    Summit altitude: 2200m
    5 lifts and 5 slopes
    Tel: 223 402 2373
    Information on ski conditions Tel: 223 402 2695 / 223 402 2373 / 800 11 00 300
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  • Kelaria
    Base altitude: 1640m
    Summit altitude: 2260m
    13 lifts and 18 slopes (total 30 Km; no black slopes)
    12 off-piste black routes which generally have deep powder
    Tel: 223 402 2693 / 223 402 2695
    Information on ski conditions Tel: 223 402 2695 / 223 402 2373 / 800 11 00 300
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Peleponnese

There are two ski resorts near Athens in the Peleponnese: Kalavrita and Mainalo. These resorts are respectively 200 Km and 160 Km away from Athens.

  • Kalavrita (in Greek)
    Base altitude: 1700m
    Summit altitude: 2340m
    7 lifts and 12 slopes
    Tel: 269 202 4451 / 269 202 4452 / 6942 559 994
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  • Mainalo (in Greek)
    Base altitude: 1500m
    Summit altitude: 1860m
    4 lifts and 8 slopes
    Tel: 210 578 1880 / 210 578 6220 / 6979 911 506
    Fax: 210 574 64 87
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Karpenissi (Velouchi)

Karpenissi is located 280 Km from Athens at Tymfristos mountain. Snow scooters are available for rental, and downhill night skiing can be organised on request.

Ski Buses From Athens

Klaoudatos Ski Bus

During the ski season, the Klaoudatos Ski Bus has daily departures from Athens to three ski resorts: Parnassos, Kalavrita and Mainalo. The bus leaves Athens early in the morning, with the earliest pick-up at 04:45, and returns late in the afternoon, leaving at 15:30 from the ski resorts.

  • For the Klaoudatos ski bus timetables: Click here

KTEL Bus

KTEL buses provide a national bus service to Karpenissi from Athens.

  • For information regarding the Athens to Karpenissi bus route: Click here
  • For information regarding the Athens to Kalavrita bus route: Click here
  • Tel: 14 505 (in Greek) for itineraries and information regarding KTEL interurban bus routes throughout Greece