Arachova is a picturesque mountain town built on the south slopes of Parnassus at 950 meters altitude. It belongs to Viotia prefecture and it is 160km from Athens and 35km from Livadia.
A traditional village with beautiful stone houses, narrow streets, fountains and fresh air are the main features of Arachova encountered arriving there. Walk through the city and admire the architecture of old houses with stone walls and traditional tiled roofs.
The climate of Arachova is continental and is characterized by a dry but cool summer, rainy autumn and heavy winter rains, snow and cold.
The winds in the area are usually northeast where there is bitter cold and sunshine and westerly or southwesterly where snowing thick.
The area was known as Rachova, as the years of the Revolution, which means the union of the people in a city, living in small settlements. Arachova is ancient history with scattered traces of antiquity from Parnassus Zemeno and as the valley of Pleistos. In the western part of the region was the Homeric city Anemoria along with Kyparisso east.
A continuous historical life moving through time always meet present their Arahovitans to fight for the ideals of Greece taking part in all National races.
In 1826 occurred one of the top events of the Greek Revolution, the Battle of Arachova, which determined the subsequent outcome of the Revolution. Georgios Karaiskakis faced victorious 2,000 Albanians, opposite the church of St. George, where today is in honor of the fighters, the uphill road young and old people, during the Fair.
It is worth noting that the first revolutionary flag Rumeli was the Arachova which was given to Athanasios Diakos and lost in Alamana. A copy of is embroidered in the Saint George church.
Important role in the development of the region was the creation of Parnassos Ski Centre. The two highest peaks of Parnassus, is Liakoura (Likoria) 2.457m. And Gerontovrachos 2.435m. Among these peaks and Arnovrysi back, now operate the two most famous ski resorts, Fterolaka and Cellars.
Operate and snowboarding ski schools, rental shops and selling ski equipment and clothing boutiques. Also available: parking, helipad, lobby, café, bar, restaurant, first aid, road assistance and part baby sitting.
Despite the rapid development of tourism and its establishment as the capital of winter sports has retained its traditional character, manners and customs.
A genuine event of the city is the "Panigiraki" known religious celebration in honor of the patron saint of St. George region, associated with the Battle of Arachova in 1826. It is a celebration that keeps unchanged the old Greek traditions festivals with ancient roots as dance elders, lifting the stone, the stoned, the shot put, wrestling, fight the uphill path of elders, men and young people, the table in the courtyard of the church, the feasting Roumeli etc.
If you find Easter in Delphi do not forget to experience the litany of the area of the prostate image St. George and the three-day celebration.
Arachova famous for its agriculture, cattle breeding and high quality products that you can find countless shops in the city center.
The cosmopolitan settlement combines the rugged breathtaking scenery, unparalleled views, the healthy climate, magical landscapes with snowy trees, winter sports, vibrant nightlife with tradition and simple and hospitable people.
It is a winter destination that offers visitors adventure, various activities, good food and the same time rest and relaxation for those who want it.