Arachova is a picturesque mountainous village situated at the Mt Parnassus county. Arachova is the last town east of Delphi with the peaks of Mt Parnassus standing tiered above, sullied by the wide asphalt road cut to a ski resort: Arachova is the main ski resort for the Athenians.
Even if you are not an avid skier , Arachova is definitely worth visiting. The village is a delight, with houses built in a traditional style, twisting up narrow paths and streets into the hills, poised to the south on the edge of olive tree choked Gorge of Pleistos.
What you will find in Arachova
The village of Arachova is known for its wines, the amazing cheese products, the shaggy rugs and woolen weavings. You can find everything in the roadside shops in Arachova, which you will find hard to resist!
When visiting the area, do not miss the chance for a stroll in the village and its picturesque hills. You might wish to buy some of the renowned products of the region, such as the local Formaella Cheese. In Arachova, folk tradition blends with modern shops and stores dedicated to the winter sport lovers
Arachova has become a modern winter resort for those who love skiing and snow. There are many chalets, hotels and apartments in Arachova, retaining though the traditional mountainous architecture.
However, despite the flood of tourism these last two decades, the locals have not given up on their traditions which are well preserved along with the popular , local festivals celebrated throughout the year. There are many traditional celebrations and dances. If you visit Arachova on those days, you will be invited to participate in huge feasts with outdoor meals and wine drinking.
Rich in taverns and coffee shops, Arachova is either an ideal base for those who wish to explore this part of the Greek mainland, or an excellent pause before reaching Mt Parnassus or the smaller surrounding villages. When approaching the arear, you will be amazed by the lovely architecture and the gorgeous landscape. You cannot help being impressed with this place that breathes tradition, harmoniously mixed with the modern elements brought by tourism.