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Kaimakchalan or Kaimaktsalan is a mountain of 2524m on the border between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia. It is the southernmost peak of a range known within Greece as the Voras Mountains, which hosts a ski resort and the hot springs at Loutra Loutrakiou (Pozar).
The word "Kaimaktsalan" has Turkish origins and means in literal translation the cream-crust thief. The reason why this denomination was given is not certain (there are a lot of explanations).

The ski center begins at 2040 m. Shelter's central building: 2040 m. Highest peak: 2524 m. Highest lift: 2480 m. Ski Center altitude difference: 2030 m.-2480 m. Greatest lift altitude difference: 290 m. Greatest slope altitude difference: 440 m.

Voras Mountain is located at the frontiers with F.Y.R.O.M. and its crest-ridge is the limit line of the two countries. It is the third highest mountain in Greece after Olympos (2917 m.) and Smolikas (2637 m.), with an altitude of 2524 m., on the peak of which stands Kaimaktsalan Ski Center. The view from the mountain is amazing, since one can see with the naked eye as far as Thermaikos Gulf, the peak of Olympos Mountain and, of course, the 3-5 Pigadia Ski Center in Naoussa, which is across from the peak.

Behind that cottage, there is a small skating-rink where you make your first skiing steps!
I advice you to try it too before skiing at the big course!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

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