Arachova is the most popular winter destination as it is a very beautiful and traditional village that offers a variety of options like visiting the largest Greek ski center in Parnassos mountain. Important factor in the popularity of Arachova plays the relatively small distance of one hundred and sixty kilometers from Athens.
Access to Arachova
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Although there are two or three relevant markings to Arachova and Parnassos ski resort on the road, the best way is the second option, namely the exit towards Castro and Orchomenos, just a few kilometers after passing lake Yliki on your right. This route is 172 km in length, 12 km longer than that which passes out of the town of Livadia, but is more comfortable and maybe shorter in time.
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Livadi in Arachova
In the municipality of Arachova, you will also find Kalyvia Livadi. This settlement is mostly known as Livadi, an old farming village on the plateau at an altitude of 1,100 meters before starting the long uphill to the ski resort. The old farming village, then, from the 80’s became aware of a big explosion in building activity in tourist facilities and it was a way to assist the increasing numbers of visitors to Arachova. Today, Livadi is considered as an extension of Arachova village with luxury resorts and guesthouses, taverns and restaurants.
Battle of Arachova
In the region of Arachova, inhabited since ancient times, took place on of the most important battles in the Greek modern history. The battle of Arachova held in November 1826, at altitudes around the village between the Greek revolutionaries of George Karaiskakis and a body of Turkish-Albanian led by Mustafa Bei.
After six days of hard fighting Karaiskakis defeated rival forces causing major losses in 2000 Turkish-Albanian soldiers. The victory in Arachova is one of the top events of the Greek revolution that largely determined the evolution of the revolutionary struggle.
Arachova’s local products
While visiting the picturesque Arachova, you can see, taste and buy some of the famous traditional local products such as dairy productsParnassos feta cheese is the most popular, formaela, round cheese that is produced only in Arachova and the textiles such as hand-made carpets, woolen blankets and some handmade clothes.
Destinations near Arachova village
Before reaching the beach you will have the chance to visit the ancient site of Delphi, one of the greatest and richest in the wider Greek area with its renovated museum with the Charioteer and the other findings from the famous historic area. Delphi is just 12 km from Arachova.
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