VASILITSA | THE HIDDEN WINTER DESTINATION IN GREECE
One of my best friends is Greek and I’ve known him for most of my life. I have been coming to Greece since I was 3 years old but he never told me about this amazing winter secret before until he sent me a text message with a few pictures that almost looked like the French or Swiss Alps. Little did I realize that these were pictures from a place called Vasilitsa in Greece.
Vasilitsa is one of the best ski resorts in Greece. The ski centre is located in the middle of Pindos, approximately 417km from Athens and 2,5 hours away from a place called Parga, where I used to spent most of my summers.
Vasilitsa is one of Greece best skiing resorts, so why don’t we know about it?
Off the beaten track
Currently, Vasilitsa has 5 lifts and 16 ski trails, making this a perfect getaway for the Greeks. A lot of foreigners don’t know about this place so it’s completely Off the Beaten Track. During this season, flights are low priced and from Preveza airport it’s a only 3,5 hours drive before you get up on the mountain. You can choose different ski-passes: a day card is €10,- while a 5 day pass will cost you only €30,-! If you just want to enjoy the views, you will only need to pay 3 euro’s. The ski sets are available for rent from about €12,- and snowboard sets will cost you €15. More info here.
Where to stay in Vasilitsa
Rooms are also widely available and not expensive! You can stay in a fully equipped room for as little as 250 euro’s for 5 nights based on 2 persons. For accommodations in Vasilitsa check here.
Want a ski-holiday that is off the beaten track? Then pick Vasilitsa!
*All pictures from Vasilitsa are courtesy of Alex Efstathiou