Parnassos Ski Resort

Parnassos Ski Resort

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Mount Parnassus, is a mountain in central Greece that towers above Delphi, north of the Gulf of Corinth, and offers scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Dionysus and the Dionysian mysteries; it was also sacred to Apollo and the Corycian nymphs, and it was the home of the Muses. The mountain was also favored by the Dorians. It is suggested that the name derives from parnassas, the possessive adjective of the Luwian word parna meaning house, or specifically temple, so the name effectively means the mountain of the house of god.

Parnassos Ski Centre  is the largest and best equipped Ski Centre of the country. It is located at Mount Parnassus near Delphi, at two main areas, Kellaria and Fterolaka. It comprises of 19 ski runs, 7 ski routes, 8 connecting trails and 3 mini beginner runs with baby lifts, on a total length of 36 Km. Four of these ski runs have been certified by the International Ski Federation and are to be used for International Ski Championships. It is also noteworthy to mention that the resort is open for Night Skiing on specific dates, while there are also four cycling trails within the premises (one downhill, two freeride and one cross country)

Since 2015, the Parnassos Ski Centre has become one of the world leading ski resorts worldwide that possesses three releasable Combi style lifts, which simultaneously service skiers and pedestrians at high speeds and with absolute safety. The Aerial connection between the ski resorts of Fterolaka and Kellaria as well as direct access from the base at Kellaria (1750m) to the top (2250m) non-stop, gives the skiers the thrill of enjoying the breathtaking scenery while reaching their destination quickly and safely.

The centre provides equipment hire facilities as well as several restaurants and bars.