Arachova, wonderful mix of nature and history, traditional and cosmopolitan
Nestled on Mount Parnassos's slopes, Arachova is a captivating haven often dubbed the "princess of Parnassos." Its amphitheatrical layout gently leads to a ravine embraced by the Pleistos River. Cobblestone alleys meander past traditional stone houses, showcasing timeless architecture and lush landscapes. The main street exudes a fairytale charm, while Lakka Square bustles with life, offering delightful coffees, sweets, and drinks year-round. Arachova's vibrant nightlife has earned it the title "Mykonos of Winter."
The iconic clock on Tyrias rock is a photographer's delight, especially when it illuminates the night. Beyond its enchanting streets, Arachova beckons with diverse experiences. Whether wandering romantic alleys, exploring Parnassos Ski Center, or immersing in unique wildlife, indelible memories await. Arachova weaves nature's beauty with heritage, crafting an unforgettable tapestry of experiences. Let this captivating destination paint your heart with wonder and delight.
Try and enjoy the cuisine in Arachova
Arachova has a rich gastronomic tradition full of local recipes with pure products. Be sure to try: rabbit with wine, rooster with noodles, lamb in the hull, the local traditional cheeses formaela and obsimotyri, noodles and trachana. Leaving Arachova, do not forget to take with you the excellent quality local products such as quality organic olive oil, tsipouro from local producers and pastries.
Best time to visit Arachova
Arachova is magical all year round. In winter with the snow, in spring when everything is reborn, in summer when everything is green and cool and in fall when there is a painting canvas with dozens of wonderful colors.
How to use transportation in Arachova
Transfer from/to Arachova
Access to Arachova is easy and is done in many ways.
It is the most popular access option to the area, as it minimizes time, while allowing visitors freedom of movement to where they want to go.
The buses operate daily routes that connect Athens with Livadia. From there, the local route network serves the access to Arachova. The duration of the trip is about 3 hours and the starting point of the routes is located at the headquarters of buses on Liosion Street.
The train station that serves the access to the area of Arachova is Livadia. Itineraries are frequent and daily. From the city of Livadia you can choose the combination with the bus routes or reach your destination by renting a taxi. The distance to Arachova is 25km and takes half an hour.
Unfortunately, Arachova does not have public transport - you must have your own car.