Arachova, a cosmopolitan destination with a strong traditional character, is built at the foot of Mount Parnassos and “captivates” its visitors all year round.
Arachova is synonymous with the intense nightlife and the good traditional food, especially in the winter months, with a large number of visitors swarming for skiing and winter sports on the snowy slopes of the Parnassos ski resort and for the frenzied all-day and night parties at the nightclubs of the region.
The central square, Lakka, is where the heart of the mountain town hits, as there you will find plenty of cafes, bars and nightclubs to enjoy your coffee or drink, in their warm interior during the winter or under the cool breeze of the trees in the summertime. Walk through its picturesque cobblestone streets, admire the area’s “landmark” – the Arachova Clock – that has stood in this position for over 150 years and climb the 264 steps that lead to St. George’s Church to enjoy the magnificent view.
Visit the Folklore Museum of Arachova where samples of folk tradition and especially textile art -which flourished significantly in the area- are preserved. Stay in traditional hostels, wooden chalets, apartments for rent or large luxury hotels and organize your sorties in the surrounding area.
Visit the historical Delphi, the “navel of the earth” as the ancient Greeks called the area, with its historic oracle and the mythical Pythia with its anchors, just 12 km from Arachova, while for more remote excursions, 30 km away in the village of Stiri Boeotia, there is the the Monastery of Saint Loukas, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and just 20 minutes by car is Agoriani, a breathtaking and fairytale-like landscape of lush olive groves and waterfalls.
Taste the traditional Rumeli cuisine with delicious local delicacies, such as the leek sausage, the lamb sausages, the mutton soup, the roast and traditional pies, handmade noodles as well as traditional seafood delicacies. Although Arachova is better known as the “Mykonos of winter”, the destination is also indicated for the summertime with the magnificent beaches of Galaxidi, Itea and Antikira within close reach. For the most active ones, Arachova offers a plethora of activities all year round, such as horseback riding, hiking, cycling and cave exploration in an unparalleled natural beauty.