When it comes to top winter destinations in Greece, Elati and Pertouli are in the must-see list! These two quaint villages of Pindos mountain range have stood out among the rest. They are unique in their simplicity, offering an elegant and unpretentious accommodation option in nature. If you are looking for snowy peaks, hundred-year-old plain trees and verdant forests, hospitable locals and tasty delicacies, then you should head to Mount Koziakas and choose either of the two beauties!
At an altitude of 950 meters, Elati is definitely the most cherished destination during winter. It is also the largest village in the area. Its cosmopolitan flair and the snow-white houses built in stone and wood create a magical atmosphere. Hiking trails take you to the inner land and offer you a glimpse of nature’s magnitude. You are equally stunned by mountain biking adventures in the area, following the paths formed over time. The Monastery of Saint Vissarion Pilis is a wonderful attraction in small distance from the village, dating back to 1527 and boasting 366 cells! And of course, after a long day of explorations, Greek traditional cuisine is in order! Have a taste of mouth-watering treats that will warm you up and fill you with happiness. Comfort food at its finest moment, for sure.
Pertouli stands tall at an altitude of 1,090 meters from the slopes. Have you ever dreamed of stone houses with red-tiled roofs? A fireplace always fed with high quality woodfire and a mug of hot chocolate? If this sounds idyllic, then you should stop dreaming. Pertouli is a picturesque village that makes these dreams come true. Petrouliotiko River runs through the village and all the way to an evergreen forest, called Pertouli Fields. You may encounter deer and horses there, making the whole experience even more fascinating!
Schedule your visit to Elati and Pertouli, the loveliest villages on Mount Koziakas. Get carried away by the mesmerizing surroundings and live the dream, not only during winter but 365 days a year!