Arachova

Village in Central Greece

Are you visiting Athens during winter? Close to Greece's most well-organized ski resort, Arachoba is Athenians' favorite winter resort town.

Attractions & Things to Do in Arachova

Clock Tower of Arachova

The stone-built landmark stands imposing on a rock. It's excellent for pictures under different lights and aspects.

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Cheeses of Arachova (Formaela, Mizithra)

Local dairy producers keep alive centuries-old traditions and make artisanal cheeses of high-quality, some of which are exported.

Fair of Arachova

The "Panigyraki" as it's called locally is a distinctive festival of St. George who according to the legend assisted in the battle against the Ottomans.

Church St. George

You won't find any blood stains here anymore but on the 264 stairs of this church a battle of the Greek Independence War took place.

↖ NW
< 1km

Arachova's Battle Memorial of Karaiskakis

This monument is dedicated to a heroic general of the struggle of independence, Karaiskakis, who battled victoriously here against the Ottomans.

↖ NW
< 1km
A photo taken from the Viewpoint of Arachova that shows the overview of the town.
photo: Costas78

Viewpoint of Arachova

An ideal spot for photographs at the east entrance of the Arachova that offers a magnificent view of the town and its surroundings.

→ E
≈ 1.4km

Parnassos Ski Centre

With a total length of runs of 36 km, this ski resort is located just 180km away from Athens on an open terrain offering spectacular views.

↑ N
≈ 9.3km

Ancient Delphi

The preeminent Oracle of antiquity where a high priestess, Pythia, would mumble words to be interpreted by Appolo's priests. Enjoy the scenic drive.

← W
≈ 9.5km

Corycian Cave, Delphi

Also called Ā«Korikion AntronĀ». It is a worship cave, at an altitude of 1400 meters, dedicated to the Nymphs and the deity of Pan.

↖ NW
≈ 9.6km

Mount Parnassus National Park

Together with the Olympus National Park, it is the first and the oldest (nominated in 1938) among the forest protected areas in Greece.

↗ NE
≈ 9.7km
An overview of the town of Distomo surrounded by the mountains of the area.
photo: Andy Hay / CC BY 2.0

Distomo Town

Semi-mountainous historical town where the atrocities of Distomo Holocaust took place, one of the worst war crimes of the entire World War ll.

↘ SE
≈ 12.7km
A picture showing the Mausoleum of Distomo, that hosts the remains of the 230 civilians executed by the Nazis.
photo: Agnee / CC BY 2.0

Mausoleum of Distomo (Nazi Massacre Memorial)

War-crime reminder and monument that hosts the remains of the 230 civilians executed by the Nazis.

↘ SE
≈ 13.2km
The main church of the Byzantine Monastery of Osios Loukas on the foothills of Elikonas mountain.
photo: Andy Hay / CC BY 2.0

Byzantine Monastery of Osios Loukas

430 m. over the sea level, an impressive Byzantine monument included in the UNESCO list since 1990.

↘ SE
≈ 23.6km

Questions & Answers about Arachova

Why Visit Arachova?
  • One of the leading and most popular winter destinations in Greece.
  • The nickname "Myconos of the winter" reveals its cosmopolitan character.
  • Historical town with inhabitants that respect and continue the local customs.
What is Arachova known for?

Arachova is one of the most popular winter Greek destinations. It attracts thousands of visitors, as it offers a range of interesting options, while it is close to the capital of Athens. It is highlighted as a cosmopolitan destination, as it is preferred by many celebrities for their winter getaways. It can be compared with the famous European ski resorts, while it advocates the cultural heritage and traditions of the local area. Arachova is also a historical place where during the Greek Struggle of Independence Georgios Karaiskakis (Greek Army commander) fought and defeated the army of Moustafabei (Ottoman commander).

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