Athens Parnassos Ski Holidays (8 days)

Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Departure: Athens

Note: Winter packages are individual tours and not group tours. They do not include flights from/to your country.

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€678.00

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General Description

If you think that Greece is only for beach holidays, it is probably because you haven't heard of the ski centres in Mount Parnassus. Although they are not the only ski centres in Greece, they are the largest and best-organized. The accommodation base for the three ski centres of Parnassus is the mountainous town of Arachova. The months with the most frequent snowfalls in the ski centres are December, January and February. The other winter months, the region provides a wonderful nature for long hikes in the forest. Apart from skiing, this package also offers the chance for sightseeing and shopping in Athens and visiting the ancient site of Delphi.


Description of the package

Day #1

Upon arrival in Athens, transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight in Athens.


Day #2

Morning bus sightseeing tour in Athens. Visit the marvelous Rock of the Acropolis with the temple of Parthenon, the Propylea, the temple of Athena Nike and the Erechtheion on top. Also visit the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Panathenaic Stadium were the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896, the Neoclassical trilogy on Panepistimiou Ave and the Hellenic Parliament. This is a very interesting tour in a city that counts 3,000 years of history. After the tour, you can visit (optional) the New Acropolis Museum (Mondays closed) and see the wonderful findings from excavations on the Acropolis Hill. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Athens.


Day #3

Drive from Athens to Delphi (3 hours drive) through the towns of Levadia and Arachova. Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, Delphi is one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece. According to mythology, Delphi was the centre of the Earth and the sanctuary of Apollo, the god of future-telling. This is why Delphi developed as the most famous oracle in the ancient times and people from the entire Mediterranean basin would come to ask for a prophecy from Pythia, the high-priestess of the temple of Apollo.

In Delphi, you will see the temple of Apollo, the Ancient Theatre, the Treasury of the Athenians, the Ancient Stadium where the Pythian Games would take place, the Gymnasium and the Temple of Athena Pronea. Very interesting is also the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, just next to the ancient site. This museum hosts findings from the excavations. The most impressive exhibits are the Bronze Statue of the Charioteer of Delphi, the gigantic Sphinx of Naxos and two twin Kouros (male) statues. Overnight in Arachova.


Day #4

Free day in Arachova. You can visit the ski centres of Parnassus (optional, transfer or ski courses not included in price). Upon request, we can arrange your transfer from Arachova to the ski centres. Overnight in Arachova.


Day #5

Free day in Arachova. You can visit the ski centres of Parnassus (optional, transfer or ski courses not included in price). Upon request, we can arrange your transfer from Arachova to the ski centres. Overnight in Arachova.


Day #6

Free day in Arachova. You can visit the ski centres of Parnassus (optional, transfer or ski courses not included in price). Upon request, we can arrange your transfer from Arachova to the ski centres. Overnight in Arachova.


Day #7

In the morning, transfer from Arachova to Athens. In the evening, take the Athens by Night tour with a panoramic drive through the illuminated city centre. You get off at the picturesque quarter of Plaka and walk through the narrow pedestrian streets. You dine in a typical Greek restaurant with delicious dishes plus floor folklore show with live music and group of dancers in traditional costumes. Overnight in Athens.


Day #8

Depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the airport of Athens. On the way, we will make a stop at MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet. This is a two-storey, open-air centre designed in Neoclassical style and with flowered boulevards, giving the sense of walking in a picturesque neighborhood of Athens. This 21,000 sq.m. centre hosts 110 stores, cafes and restaurants with all the famous brands.


Included in price

The package includes:
- 3 nights hotel accommodation in Athens
- 4 nights hotel accommodation in Arachova in 4 stars hotel (standard rooms for 3 stars, executive rooms for 4 stars, suites for 5 stars)
- Half Day Athens Sightseeing Tour (on shared basis)
- All transfers as mentioned
- Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
- 24 hours phone assistance
- Daily breakfast
- All taxes

The package does not include:
- Ski lessons, tickets and transfers to the ski centres are not included in the rates. Transfer from Arachova to the ski centres of Parnassus (about 15 km distance) can be arranged upon request.

Information about places to visit

About Athens

Photos of Athens by Greeka

About Delphi

Photos of Delphi by Greeka

About Arachova

Photos of Arachova by Greeka


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