Elatos Resort: Ideal for Winter

Situated 1300m above sea level Elatos Resort is the perfect winter escape. You can either relax and take in all the resort has to offer or if you are a ski enthusiast it is located just a hop away from the ski slopes of Mount Parnassos.


It’s only 2.5 hours drive from Athens, close to the famous Mount Parnassos ski slopes, as well as the town of Arachova and Delphi. Only minutes away from the traditional village of Agoriani, the resort is in a secluded fir forest area brimming with fauna and providing for long walks surrounding lush greenery.

Style & Character 

Warm and inviting, the beautifully designed log cabins are ideal for the cooler months. Rooms are minimally designed with plenty of wood accents. 

Room Types 

The resort features 40 secluded wooden chalets scattered throughout a 25-acre forest area; Classic Chalet for 2 – 4 ppl, 9 – Deluxe Chalet for 2-6 ppl  and 11 – Family Chalet for 2 – 6 ppl. 


The wooden chalets are scattered around a central Club House with an indoor pool, restaurant, bar, gym, kids-room, massage room and conference area. 

Ideal for…

Anyone looking for an adventurous getaway as the area surrounding the resort is ideal for both experienced and amateur skiers and mountain bikers. The resort often has snowfall during the winter but also far cooler weather during the sweltering Greek summer months. It’s also perfect for families as The Club House offers two separate areas for recreation. The “kids room” is ideal for toddlers and small children, as it has space for kids to play freely. For nature lovers Elatos Resort & Health Club is a great starting point for a visit to the incredible nature of Mt Parnassus, as well as countless trails and paths that lead to green meadows and waterfalls that are over 80m high.

Food & Drinks

The “Itamos” restaurant, with a majestic view to the fir-forest and surrounding mountain, is located on the ground floor of the Club House. The chef prepares a menu that is inspired by the mountain and uses mostly locally sourced produce. During long weekends and the holiday season the kitchen team puts together themed buffets and gala dinners. The hotel’s bar is where you can enjoy your coffee with delicious snacks as well as premium drinks, cocktails, quality wines and aged tsipouro. During the winter months, the fireplace transforms the lounge into an intimate, charming meeting place. 


  • 24 hour concierge / front desk
  • Twice daily maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Pressing service
  • Porter services
  • 24 hour room service
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Conference room

14 Reasons to Add Arachova to Your Next Winter Holiday List

Arachova is a stunning mountainous village that sits perfectly at the foot of Mount Parnassos, at an altitude of 973 meters. It’s considered to be the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece thanks to its cool all-day cafes/bars, fine dining restaurants, chic boutiques and luxurious hotels. 

Due to its close proximity to Athens (around a 2-hour drive) over the cooler months, it is buzzing on the weekends with guests (many local and international celebrities and socialites) looking for a classy and cozy escape. We’ve gathered the Top 14 reasons as to why Arachova is a must-visit winter destination!

1. Discover the traditional character of Arachova Village by taking leisurely strolls through its narrow cobblestone streets. Here you will discover traditional little shops and you can mingle with the friendly locals. Make sure you sit down at an old kafeneio (cafe) and enjoy a traditional Greek coffee.

2. Here you will find Greece’s most popular ski resort, which is only a few minutes drive away from the village centre. You can enjoy skiing down the slopes of Mount Parnassos. 

Insights Greece - 14 Reasons to Add Arachova to Your Next Winter Holiday List

3. Thrill seekers can take part in outdoor activities such as hiking, and mountain biking as well as other winter sports like snowboarding and sledging at Gerontovrachos, Kelaria and Fterolaka.

4. Indulge in some shopping as here you’ll find local and international luxury brands as well as a great variety of skiing and outdoor gear. At the main shopping strip you will come across a range of chic boutiques stocking well-known brands as well as the popular concept store L’escalier which is full of stylish pieces. 

5. Enjoy a winter cocktail, a glass of port, or a shot of Tsipouro at Isidora Gallery Bar, Sehre Cafe, Gospel or Doctor John Chillout Bar, which all serve up amazing drinks for the colder months. 

6. Taste some local wines such as the Parnassos red variety “Mavroudi”, which has Protected Designation of Origin status since 2006, or the “Black Arachova Vine.”

7. Try the amazing Formaela cheese- usually served as melted ‘saganaki’ with a squeeze of lemon.

8. Also make sure you taste the local Amfissa olives.

9. To warm up, sit in front of a fireplace and sip on the locally grown organic mountain tea.

10. Taste authentic specialties including Trahana (soup), free-range wild boar, goat or rooster with Hilopites (handmade pasta), as well as Kotosouvli, Kokkoretsi, at taverns such as Panayiota, Fasouli, Kaplanis, Archontiko and Dasargiris. And for some French cuisine check out Le Sapin.
11. Make sure you try the spoon sweets and honey, which you will definitely want to take home with you!
12. Visit the church of Agios Giorgios with its picturesque clock tower rising over the village. Byzantine churches and monasteries are very special here and every year, on the name day of Agios Giorgios, there is a huge festival in Arachova, celebrating this historical event and the Protector Saint of the town. There is a Holy Mass and celebrations outside the beautiful church, which sits on the highest spot of the town.
13. From here you can easily make your way to Delphi, the ancient sanctuary that is recognised by Unesco as a World Heritage Site. Visit nearby Parnassos National Park too.
14. The region of Arachova is well-known for its textiles and woodwork, before you leave make sure to pick up some hand-made coloured woven carpets (flocati rugs) and textiles to take with you.