Description of Arachova
is the most popular winter destination
and as it offers easy access to three ski resorts
on Mount Parnassus
is literally the place to be during ski
season. It is only 160km far from Athens
with a wide range of hotels
for accommodation, intense nightlife
but also famous for its local cuisine
in the restaurants
of the village. All these make Arachova
the ideal weekend destination
as well. Arahova
is also a good alternative base
from which you can visit Ancient Delphi
as it is just 12 km away.
Geography of Arachova
Arahova is built on a rocky spur of Mount Parnassos at an altitude of 960m. with a great view of the Delphic countryside. Arahova has a population of 4.180 residents and is 160 far from Athens.
History of Arachova
Arahova is dotted with remnants of Ancient Greece but also played an important role during the War for Independence in 1821. The local hero Georgios Karaiskakis is the one who destroyed the army of Mustafah Bei in 1826 and a bust of him is at the town’s entrance.
Sightseeing in Arachova
The main street of Arahova is flanked by shops selling hand-woven rugs and various local products like cheese, honey, hilopites (hand made pasta) and sausages. Apart from a famous tourist destination, Arahova is also a town with traditional architecture and charming stepped alleyways that is a must to walk around in order to appreciate Arahova’s beauty. The ski centers of Kelaria and Gerontovrahos are just 25 km far from Arahova, where you can enjoy skiing or visit the National Park of Mount Parnassos where you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, and climbing up or down and crossing gorges.
Useful Phone Numbers in Arachova
Police in Arahova: +30 22670 31333
Kellaria Ski Center: +30 22340 22692
Bus services in Amfissa: +30 22650 28226
Health Center in Arahova: +30 22670 31300