The Sunday Telegraph - Sunday



Visiting Greece in winter? Combine your cultural exploratio­n with a ski or snowboardi­ng session, with the snow season running from December to March. Parnassos Ski Resort – probably Greece’s most popular – is only two hours from Athens in the Central Greece region, meaning you could be admiring the Acropolis in the morning and shredding the slopes by lunchtime. To ski Greece’s most famous mountain, head to the Elatochori Ski Centre on the northern slopes of Mount Olympus, or try your hand at alpine cross-country skiing in Metsovo.

Double rooms at Ellinon Thea – Arachova (00 30 22 6703 2115; ellinonthe­ near Parnassos start at £60 for two people, including breakfast

It’s impossible to write a list of the best Greek party spots without mentioning Mykonos, where chic nightlife options include chilled-out Galleraki, prime sundowner spot BAO and local institutio­n Skandinavi­an Bar. Other islands known for their party scene include Corfu and Ios.

Stay a short stroll away from the bars of Mykonos town at Semeli Hotel (00 30 22 8902 7466; semelihote­, where double rooms start at £150 per night, including breakfast


It’s no secret that Greece is home to remarkable ruins that bring the ancient world to life. Beyond the Acropolis, from Athens it is relatively easy to visit the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi, the

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