How about shaking things up and visiting Arachova for a change? Forget the beautiful sandy beaches, the warmth of the beaming sun and the starry nights and discover the white slopes and the traditional stone houses with the wooden fireplaces, and the traditional local cuisine in a mountain village.
Well-known and cosmopolitan, the mountainous village of Arachova nests at the foothills of Mt. Parnassos in Viotia, Southern Greece, just 105km away from Athens. It is a famous winter resort due to the three ski centers of Parnassus that are located in close distance to the village and it attracts many visitors each year also because of its close proximity to the ice-skating center of Leivadi and the ancient site of Delphi. The destination is also ideal for small spring or summer escapes to the towns of Itea and Galaxidi.
The beautiful nature that surrounds Arachova, the traditional architecture and the vivid nightlife create a perfect combination. On one hand there are the rocky landscapes with the grasslands and the narrow cobblestoned pedestrian streets with the beautiful buildings, where you can wander around and relax. On the other hand, Arachova is known for its bustling nightlife with many cafes, bars and clubs to choose from.
While vacationing on Arachova it would be a shame not to visit the two Byzantine churches of the village with their well preserved frescos, the nearby archaeological site of Delphi and if you are a nature lover the National Park of Parnassos. Moreover, you will have the chance to get involved in outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, snowboarding, sledging etc., or just stay inside and enjoy the blissful white scenery.
The charming village of Arachova will offer you once-in –a-lifetime experiences and you will definitely want to revisit. Whether you want to party or relax across the fireplace this is the place for you.