If you are wondering what the most popular winter destination in Greece is, then the answer is probably Arachova! Located on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, at an altitude of 960 meters, Arachova is a cute little town with stone-made houses and narrow roads that you will fall in love with. If you need proof, just keep reading!.
The little town of Arachova is as if it has just come out of a fairy tale! The stone-made houses, the cute cafes, and the smell of the fireplaces in the air will charm you. One of the famous sites of the little town is the huge clock, or “the Hour” as locals like to call it, which was built during the 18th century. The clock was destroyed in 1870 but was rebuilt based on its initial design. It is located on a cliff, right at the entrance of Arachova, to welcome visitors, and it is considered the place’s trademark.
Tip: Under the clock, you will find another attraction; the beautiful stone-made bridge, which is the starting point of the town’s central road.
Arachova is famous for its local products, made carefully and with love by local producers. Some of them are the delicious traditional cheese called formaela, the nut pies (karidata), and the local fried pancakes (tiganites). If you want to explore more yummy food, don’t miss tasting the various types of grilled meat, such as sausages, steak, and lamb.
Tip: For the cold winter days and nights, there is nothing better than a warm soup and the local deep red wine!
A quick getaway
Being in Arachova is the perfect chance to visit the historic town of Delphi, as it lies just 12 km away. Delphi was considered the center of the world during antiquity. There, you will find the world-famous ancient oracle of Delphi and the temple of Apollo. Both are really impressive as, in addition to their historical and cultural significance, they are located in a marvelous natural setting, surrounded by endless green.
Time for some skiing
If you are a ski lover or willing to try some winter sports, the ski center of Parnassos is the place to go! Every year, thousands of tourists pay a visit to that ski center to try winter sports or simply lay under the warm sun. It comprises 19 ski slopes and 3 smaller ski slopes for beginners, so there is no need to worry if you are not an experienced skier.
We think you have already imagined yourself having the best time in Arachova by now.
If we are right … don’t postpone your trip!
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