A nice place for skiing but not only
Posted by contakos on 19 Feb 2008
Category: Kalavryta General
I was positively surprised by Kalavryta.
I sometimes go for snowboard when the snow is not too bad. I usually go to Arachova but it is more for the excursion than for the sport. It is very crowded there so not always enjoyable. And I hate the ambiance up there as it is totally cheap neo-bourgeois (or bo-bo for the French speaking people) and with loud music. Nothing that can make you feels closer to the nature. But I guess many Greek people have forgotten what this word means, or maybe have never heard about it. They are more interested in what Jeep they will show themselves in and in what super clothes they will wear even if it the first time they will try skiing and maybe the last.
So, bored to see that, I have decided a few weeks ago to go for snowboarding at Kalavryta, just for one day.
We took a car and the trip was really comfortable as the roads to go there are really new. Except of course from the part of the Corinth-Patras road which is a nightmare. While getting up in the mountain, the landscapes were really amazing. The slopes looked really nice too. I was happy to see some trees on the slopes. There was a family ambiance with people like you and me. No loud music there. The only problem was that the slopes were really small compared to Arachova but Arachova is so crowded that at the end, it is quite the same.
After the snowboard we went to the little village of Kalavrita to have something to eat. The ambiance in the village was really nice too and with people walking in the streets and shopping. We went in one of the many restaurants and the food was excellent. We then went for "loukoumades" and Greek cofee at the rail station, in an authentic Greek coffee shop.
All the experience was really great. I hope to go there again soon. This week end even Athens was under 20 cm of snow. Hopefully the quality of snow there will be great.