Arachova

Arachova, Central Greece


   
Distomo-Arachova-Antikyra in Boeotia (3)   Coordinates: 38°25′N 23°05′E

View of Arachova villageArachova is a mountain village, built on the slope of Parnassos Mountain at an altitude of 950m. It belongs to Viotia prefecture and it is 160km from Athens. The first the visitor sees when arriving to town are beautiful stone houses, narrow streets and springs. Despite its huge tourist growth, its heritage has been well preserved combining convenience with traditional character.

The settlement combines the magnificence with the wild landscape, majestic view, healthy climate, peculiar architecture, nightlife and winter sports. It is a winter destination which offers adventure, various activities and in the same time rest and relaxation.

 

Activities around Arachova

skiingSkiing: The two highest tops of Parnassos Mountain, is Liakoura (Likoria) 2.457m. and Gerontovrachos 2.435m. Between these tops and at Arnovrisi side there are the two most famous ski centres of Greece , Fterolaka and Kelaria.
They may be the best organized and equipped ski centers of Greece and can service ski beginners and experts too. They are located at an altitude of 1600m-2300 m and offer 13 lifts and 20 tracks of total length 14 kilometers.
There you will find ski and snowboard schools, shops of renting and selling of ski equipment and shop of clothing. There are also parking space, cafe, bar, restaurant, first aid and baby sitting services.
Parnassos Ski Resort – Arachova
Parnassos Ski Center

hikingHiking & Mountain Biking: Unique trails into the forest that will make you feel your body and spirit coming to life”, you can either go hiking or biking. Alone or with your experienced guide you will be enchanted by the beauty of the region.

Horseback Riding: Go horseback riding with your children on the prairie of Parnassus with experienced instructors. Wander and admire the scenery, forests and nature.

ParaglidingParagliding: Take off from the prairie, see Arachova from above and land at Delphi. A breathtaking view awaits you. Fly with us and enjoy all the breathtaking landscapes of the Delphic landscape from above. It is a unique experience and worth enjoying.

 

The theatre at Delphi (as viewed near the top seats)When you are in the area, an obvious choice for a one-day excursion is Delphi (both an archaeological site and a modern town on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. Delphi is an obvious destination worthwhile visiting. Is one of the greatest archaeological sites in Greece. The center of the ancient world, just 5 minitures drive from Arachova.
– The museum and archaeological sites are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to – 3:00 p.m.
(Further reading of ancient Delphi…)

Galaxidi harbor, Central GreeceGalaxidi, a traditional seaside village just 30 minutes from Arachova worth visiting. Venetian architecture and history over 4000 years with elements unchanged over the years, beaches clean with green water. Definitely one of the places you should visit. One of the most attracting Greek resorts for yachts.

 

External Links

Aegli Resort & Spa Arachova – 5 stars luxury hotel built in 2008 with all modern facilities
Xenonas Eiresioni Arachova -warm and friendly guest house combining nature and civilization
Dio Studios Arachova, Parnassos – in the village centre with a warm family atmosphere
Traditional Hostel Hagiati – in the beautiful mountain village of Agoriani (Eptalofos)
Parnassos Ski Resort – Arachova
Parnassos Ski Center

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