The Mediterranean is not often considered a ski destination, but the island of Cyprus is just one of those places where you may become one of the lucky people who can claim they have skied and swam in the sea the same day.
A suprise ski area awaits atop Troodos mountain 1952 m (6404 ft) above sea level. Organized skiing has been around in Cyprus since 1930s. The first of the four ski lifts was built in 1969.
The ski season in Cyprus last from January through March, although some dry years may yield only a handful of ski days.
In addition to Toodoros, the continental Greece offers quite a few modern ski resorts like Kalavryta, Ostrakina, Ftreolakas, Seli and many others.