TSAKIRIS Ski & Snowboard Rentals have been in business at Bansko Ski Center since 2008 created by Tsakiris family having a lot of years of experience in hiring ski and snowboard equipment (since 1990 in Greek ski centers) and a great history in skiing.

Just 150m from the Gondola lift station (the cabin lift that takes you to the ski center) we have arranged 3 comfortable places for your best and quick service being also able to service large groups.

During the past 29 years our aim has been our continuous effort of being better and better offering affordable but always high quality equipment and services. Direct and efficient service of the people who trust and choose us in a family-friendly environment is the great challenge of our experienced team every single season.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Bansko and in our shop!




    Athanasios Tsakiris father of the family have been a skier and the best Greek biathlon athlete (cross-country skiing and shooting) of all times. He had been active and a Greek champion up to the age of 45 with over 600 participations in international and national competitions; A Greek and Balkan gold medalist for many successive years with 5 participations in Winter Olympic Games (Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998, Vancouver 2010), Olympic flag bearer of team Greece in 3 of the above Games and 4 times Olympic torch bearer. He is a Physical Education Academy graduate with specialty in Winter Sports.

    If he is not in the biathlon World Cups abroad coaching his daughters, you will find him right outside the shop, as he loves cool cold weather, suggesting you the best type of skis or snowboard according to the snow conditions or giving you tips on how to take the most out of your day on the mountain.


    The mother of the family-and big mama of the TSAKIRIS Ski & Snowboard Team- Irene Glava Tsakiris had also been a champion skier with a gold Greek and Balkan victory while she had completed her first participation in the history of Greek biathlon in the Biathlon Junior World Championships.

    She is also a graduate of Physical Education Academy with specialty in Winter Sports.

    She loves warm smiles and good food so if she not by the reception to welcome you with her beautiful, warm smile and arrange your ski packages, she is definitely cooking something delicious for the team!


    The older daughter of the family Panagiota Tsakiris, also a P.E. Academy graduate, started her career in skiing in 2005 and ever since she had been a Greek gold medalist in cross-country skiing and biathlon for all the 9 years of her career. A gold, silver and bronze Balkan Games medalist participated in her first Olympic Games in Torino 2006 at the age of fifteen and had 2 more followed: Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games and Sochi 2014 where she had the honor of being the flag bearer of the Greek Olympic Team.

    After 2014 Olympics she is behind the PC or the reception to replay your quotes regarding equipment hire and give you tips on how to spend a beautiful ski holiday in Bansko. She loves questions so feel free to ask her anything you need to know (if she hasn’t informed you already about everything)!


    The younger daughter of the family, Maria, is also following the footsteps of the rest having already gold Greek and Balkan wins in the junior and women category in biathlon and cross-country skiing.

    She is a respectful rising star in the Balkan biathlon community and you might not see her very often at the shop as she is part of the Olympic team Greece and attending competitions and training camps to qualify for the next Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang 2018!


Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games were a very special event for the Tsakiris family since they accomplished something extraordinery:

The father Tsakiris at his 45 and daughter Panagiota at her 20 participated both as athletes in the sport of biathlon in Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympic Games!