About Elysium Rides

This page was created with initial goal to gather in one site all routes we have made so far with our Splitboards in Greece.

We believe that once you earn something beautiful from nature you owe to give back the knowledge to the following people and the next generation.  In the last past years we have explored this way more than 25 different places in Greece and every new season we set new goals.

Unlocking mystic places and difficult routes that can lead you up to the highest places in Greece, enjoying the endless blue view of this country. Plus, free rides in a paradise full of extra pure and white snow for almost 6 months every year . 

Main goal of the site is also to try to protect the nature and the environment of Greece. Our commitment and mission to harness the power of communication to inspire people to dream and to change, to build awareness about current environmental issues, and to present take part on the wide range of viable solutions. 

Each visit to the mountain was made after studying the location, history, weather conditions and also after consulting  most experienced climbers. In every case the climbing rules were respected and we were careful enough not to burden nature with our equipment or our garbage. In many cases we made sure we took away what we found unnecessary to meet in the mountains.

The content of this page is a personal experience. It is by no mean a guide to your mountain climbing, nor can it replace the learning or practical training required before hiking.

It is not intended for learning the sport, nor it is a criterion for the decisions you may have to make during your visit to the mountains.

The information reproduced relates to the specific time of our visit to the mountain and no one can guarantee that the conditions will be the same on a second visit.

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Elysium, also called Elysian Fields or Elysian Plain, in Greek mythology, originally the paradise to which heroes on whom the gods conferred immortality were sent. It probably was retained from Minoan religion. In Homer’s writings the Elysian Plain was a land of perfect happiness at the end of the Earth, on the banks of the Oceanus. A similar description was given by Hesiod of the Isles of the Blessed. In the earlier authors, only those specially favoured by the gods entered Elysium and were made immortal.