In Greece’s central Macedonia region lies the beautiful Kaimaktsalan ski resort. Resting on the the northeastern side of Mt Voras, visitors from around the world come to ski and enjoy the wonder and history of Greece. The Prefecture of Pella, named after the capital of Macedonia and the birthplace of Alexander the Great, is an area of Greece that should not be missed.
Skiing among the Stars
The Kaimaktsalan ski resort, on Mt Voras, offers it’s guests much more than skiing. The highest ski lift reaches a breathtaking 2,480m where the spectacular view always steals the show. From the top, the home of the ancient Greek gods can be seen high atop Mount Olympus. If the day is clear, the Thermaikos Gulf and Lake Vegoritida can also be seen. After taking in the magnificent view from the top, it is time to chose a trail from one of the resort’s four ski trails, or from one of the thirteen available ski runs. For the less advanced skier, the ski runs are marked with colored flags that indicated the run’s difficulty level.
Warm up and relax at the resort’s luxury chalet. Located further down the mountain, the forty-six bed hotel has a bar and restaurant that serves some of the best local dishes, along with a cafe and a fast food restaurant. After warming up by the fire, enjoy the beauty and serenity of skiing the mountain trails at night. The lights twinkle like diamonds under the night time sky providing plenty of light for the nighttime skiers.
The resort offers more than just skiing though, the snowboard fun park invites everyone to have fun on a snowboard. For fun in the snow, the snow tubing park is the place to go.
So Much More in Kaimaktsalan
The view from the base of Mount Voras is just as amazing. The famous hot springs of Pozar stand out as a topaz oasis in the midst of the Greek landscape. The thermal springs temperature stays at a soothing 37C, perfect for relaxing sore muscles after an active day, or for staying warm on the brisk Greek winter days. There are forty eight private baths, six indoor pools, an outdoor pool, and jacuzzi located at this spa fit for the gods. Slip back in time and soak in the water with Alexander the Great, or just simply enjoy the benefits of soaking in the thermal spring. The legendary healing qualities of springs are said to help everything from respiratory and circulatory systems to gynecological and dermatological ailments.
If outdoor adventure is on the itinerary than take a jog up the the wooden staircase located at Loutraki. Rediscover hidden prehistoric caves, or try to recreate Alexander the Great’s famous weapon “Sarissa” with wood from the ancient Dark Forest. A forest with trees thick enough to block out the sunlight. Follow a trail to Lake Vergoritida, perhaps the flamingos are out.
From the trails and hot springs at Loutraki, a short distance away is the city of Edessa. Known as the “town of waters” Edessa is a beautiful mix of old and new Greece. The city is famous for it’s perpetual waterfalls. The large waterfall “Karanos” and the twin waterfalls “Diplos” cascade year round, and are the largest in Greece. Surrounded by glorious vegetation and all the history the is naturally associated with Greece, it is a sight that should not be missed. From the waterfalls, visitors can follow the pathway to the Museum of Water. Visitors to the older section of Edessa can enjoy a coffee, before heading to the Byzantine bridge.
The ancient city of Pella should not be missed. Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great. See how Hippodamus designed this very ancient yet modern city. Follow the city blocks, sewer systems, and water supply networks and see how similar the modern cities are to the ancient Greeks. Shopping is always a must, and Pella has some of the best
Kaimaktsalan, Greece is a study of the old and the new. Ancient and modern the Prefecture of Pella is a stunning example of the beauty that is Greece.