The cosmopolitan Arachova
Arachova is a mountainous picturesque town built on the southern slopes of Parnassus at an altitude of 950 meters. It belongs to the prefecture of Viotia and is about 160 km from Athens and 35 km from Livadia.
A traditional settlement with beautiful stone houses, narrow alleys, springs and clean air are the first features of Arachova, one that meets one. Walk through the city and admire the architecture of the old houses with the stone walls and traditional tile roofs.
When to go
Winter skiing in Parnassos and spring and autumn for hiking in the national park and nearby excursions from the villages of Parnassos to Galaxidi.
What to see
Rock of Time: A real ornament for Arachova is the steep cliff with the tower and the clock wrapped in ivy.
Agios Ioannis chapel: In the southern part, under the rock with the clock, is the historic church of Agios Ioannis with the wonderful Byzantine frescoes.
Agios Georgios: The historic church and location at the top of the town, where in 1826 the locals, led by Georgios Karaiskakis, won in battle with Mustampe’s troops. The church dates back to 1676 and from its courtyard (where there is the Karaiskakis monument with the cannon) you will admire the magnificent view of the slopes of Parnassus and the delphic landscape. In memory of the battle, every year of Saint George revives for a three-day “Pigiyraki”, with the portrayal of the image and folklore racing customs.
Local Flavors – Products
Enjoy delicious specialties and delicacies such as the delicious konotsouvli and the kokoretsi from the traditional gypsy trees of Parnassos, the taverns and restaurants of the area. Local cuisine is particularly rich and will satisfy even the most demanding.
Arachova is renowned for its traditional products such as olives, its fine oil, jams, legumes, honey, yoghurt, sandwich, tsipouro, feta, trahanas and noodles, halva as well as the famous formal cheese produced only in the named area origin guaranteed by the European Union.Share this tour