Arachova, wonderful mix of nature and history, traditional and cosmopolitan
Arachova is undoubtedly the princess of Parnassos. Built amphitheatrically on its southern slopes, it ends in a ravine where the river Pleistos flows. A masterpiece of nature which everyone wants to visit.
Taking a walk in its picturesque alleys, you will meet the stone houses with traditional architecture, cobbled streets and lush landscape. The main street of Arachova is as if taken by a fairy tale! Lakka Square is the most central meeting point for residents and visitors, a square flooded with tables for coffee, sweets, drinks, in winter and summer. With a vibrant nightlife, Arachova has rightly gained the reputation of being the top winter destination for entertainment and the title "Mykonos of Winter".
One of the most beautiful sights, but also the most photographed one, is the watch. Imposing on the rock of Tyrias, it becomes even more impressive at night when it is illuminated.
Whether you choose a romantic walk in its picturesque cobbled alleys or a walk in the Parnassos Ski Center or even discover its unique wildlife, in Arachova you will have unique experiences in a journey that will be etched in your memory forever.
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.