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Greece actually has a bit of a skiing scene. I didn't realize this until recently! There appear to be a handful of ski resorts. Did I miss anything?

Parnassos Ski Resort - Located near the historical town of Delphi, Parnassos Ski Resort is one of Greece's largest ski resorts, catering to skiers of all levels. Known for its crisp snow and stunning views of the Gulf of Corinth, the resort has 19 well-groomed pistes that spread across two main ski areas. In addition to skiing, Parnassos also offers various après-ski activities, including candlelit dinners, cocktail parties and clubs for those looking for some evening entertainment.

Mount Olympus Ski Resort - Named after famous Mount Olympus, the resort is a perfect blend of winter sports and Greek Mythology. The ski station is located inside a national park, surrounded by a dense forest of fir trees. The area is considered a hidden gem by avid skiers, with pristine landscapes, un-crowded pistes, and picturesque views. The resort has 10 pistes suitable for intermediates and beginners, with a gondola cable that takes visitors to the top of the mountain offering stunning views of the Aegean Sea.

Vasilitsa Ski Resort - Located in the majestic Pindos Mountain Range, Vasilitsa Ski Resort is one of the finest ski resorts in northern Greece. Surrounded by dense pine forests, the resort has 14 km of alpine skiing terrain and 16 pistes, catering to all levels of skiers. Apart from skiing, visitors can go snowshoeing, ice skating, and take a hike through the stunning surroundings. The resort has various restaurants that serve traditional Greek delicacies, including the famous pita gyros.

Kalavrita Ski Resort - Nestled in the northern part of the Peloponnese Mountain Range, Kalavrita Ski Resort is one of the most accessible ski resorts in Greece. The resort has a large ski area spread across two mountains - Helmos and Ziria - connected by a ski lift. With over 20 pistes suitable for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers, Kalavrita is perfect for families or groups with differing levels. Skiers can also head to the town of Kalavrita, located a few kilometers down the mountain, for some sightseeing and local cuisine.

Hondrochori Ski Resort – One of the newest additions to the ski resorts in Greece, the Hondrochori Ski Resort, boasts of five modern ski lifts, which can take skiers to enjoy the sight of green fir trees underneath a blanket of snow. The resort overlooks the stunning Karpenisi town and offers a serene and peaceful ski experience. The resort includes both beginner and advanced slopes, perfect for ski school groups or expert skiers.
 
I have never been to Greece in the winter! I am curious what people think of this list or if people can share their experiences.
 

Travel Tips for Naxos

I'm planning a trip to the island of Naxos soon and I'm reaching out for some guidance and tips.

First off, I've heard that Naxos is a haven for foodies – any recommendations on local foods I absolutely must try or the best places to eat?

Exploring the cultural heritage of Naxos is also high on my agenda. I understand there are plenty of historical sites and ruins that abound. For those of you who've wandered the island's ancient paths, which historical spots would you say I need to see??

Also, I’d love to hear about your favorite beaches. Are there any hidden gems I should know about? Places that aren’t too crowded perhaps?

Thanks!

Cycladic Islands in Greece 'Threatened by Surge in Tourism!

Is Marathon a good day trip from Athens?

I've been planning an itinerary for my upcoming trip to Athens, and I've always been fascinated by the historical significance of Marathon. Considering its role in ancient history and the famous battle that took place there, it seems like a place that might be worth a visit.

However, I'm on the fence about dedicating a whole day trip to Marathon. From what I understand, it isn’t too far from Athens, but I'm trying to weigh up whether the experience is worthy compared to spending that time exploring more within the city itself.

Has anyone made the day trip to Marathon from Athens? Was it an enriching experience, and what are the can't-miss sights? Is the archeological site/museum there engaging enough for a history buff? Also, how about the logistics – is it easy to get to by public transport, or would you suggest renting a car or going with a tour?

I am just trying to decide if it's worth it, or if I should plan to stay overnight. Thanks!


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Cruising the Ionian Islands Questions

The Ionian Islands have captivated my imagination for years, with their storied history, lush landscapes, and crystal-clear waters. The thought of waking up each morning to a new island and a new experience is thrilling, to say the least.

However, I'm a bit at sea (pun intended) about where to begin planning such a voyage. Here are a few questions I have:
  1. Which Cruise Line Should I Consider?
  • Are there specific cruise lines that you would recommend based on personal experience that cater well to exploring the Ionian Islands?
  1. Best Time of Year to Go?
  • When is the ideal time to take this cruise? I've read varying reports on weather and crowd sizes throughout the year.
  1. Must-Visit Islands and Attractions
  • For those of you who have traveled to the Ionian Islands, which islands were your favorite, and are there any must-see attractions?
Thanks in advance!

Taking an Architecture Tour in Greece?

I'm planning a trip to Greece and I'm really interested in taking an architecture tour to explore the rich history and unique styles of Greek architecture. Could anyone recommend reputable tour companies or guides who specialize in architecture tours? I'm particularly interested in visiting iconic sites like the Acropolis in Athens, ancient Greek temples, and perhaps lesser-known gems off the beaten path.

Additionally, what are some must-see architectural wonders that shouldn't be missed? Are there specific regions or cities known for their architectural significance that I should prioritize?

Any tips on what to expect during an architecture tour in Greece, including the best times to visit these sites or any local customs to be aware of, would be greatly appreciated.
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