Arachova 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. When the visitor comes he firstly sees beautiful stone houses, narrow streets and springs. Despite its huge tourist growth, its heritage has been well preserved combining convenience with traditional character.
If you visit Arachova during Easter you will have the opportunity to enjoy the “Panigiraki” feast, celebrating Saint George, the patron saint, and the battle of Arachova (November 1826).
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.
It is famous for its agriculture, cattle breeding and the high quality of the local products. Some of the traditional products of Arachova are: olive groves, olive oil, jam, legumes, honey, tsipouro, formaella cheese, feta cheese, yogurt, opsimotiri cheese, halvah, frumenty and noodles.
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.