As the vivid autumn palette adorns the landscape, Arachova, a blend of cosmopolitan flair and picturesque charm nestled on the slopes of Mount Parnassus in Southern Greece, becomes a haven of enchanting beauty, cultural richness, adventurous getaway, and charming nightlife!
Dive into the mesmerizing landscape of Arachova, where the seamless blend of natural splendor awaits. Explore the captivating history and bask in the welcoming embrace of Greece’s 5-star hospitality.
Embark on a year-round exploration of jet-set Aráchova, where the essence of a “winter Mykonos” awaits you! Enjoy people-watching at the all-day shops in and around Lakka Square and the charming ‘old’ Papaioannou Square. Discover a delightful array of experiences in this captivating locale!
Discover the hidden gems of this charming mountain town full of enlightening delights
Explore the enchanting town, where charming streets beckon with fantastic shopping finds. Try the traditional grocery–dairy shop “Oreon Gefsis,” just a few meters from Lakka Square, where local goods such as Formaela cheese, Trahana pasta, and the famous pomegranate juice are meticulously curated.
At the heart of the shopping hub, lies the famous concept store L’escalier, offering a curated selection of stylish pieces. From impressive jewelry and luxury home décor to delightful cookies, marmalades, and a rare collection of aromatic lamps by Lampe Berger, it’s a haven for those seeking sophistication and uniqueness.
Visit Jay Oh!!!, and check out its delicious brunch: pancakes, hearty omelets, and superfoods. Experience exquisite dining at Barile Resto Vino Bar, a culinary gem adorned with stylish décor and a captivating glass floor that unveils a stunning cellar! Embark on a vibrant night out at E Bar Restaurant, a chic establishment where mainstream music sets the tone for an evening filled with dancing and partying that lasts until the break of dawn.
Unveil the spiritual heritage of Arachova’s churches and monasterie
Follow in the footsteps of the locals and savor the essence of tradition in a destination filled with Byzantine churches and monasteries. Explore the Ethnographic Museum of Aráchova, an elegant neoclassical building adjacent to the imposing rock housing the “Ora” Clock Tower. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape from this vantage point.
Gaze at the magnificent view from the Byzantine church of Agios Georgios built on top of a hill overlooking the town. 264 stairs lead to a magical courtyard associated with the historical Battle of Arachova, back in 1826 between the Greeks and the Ottoman Turks, triumphantly led by Georgios Karaiskakis.
Explore the 11th-century Monastery of Osios Loukas in Distomo, just 30 km from Arachova. As a jewel in UNESCO’s World Heritage collection, it stands out as the sole Greek church validated from the 10th century. With its precious relics, intricate frescoes, and mosaics, the monastery offers a captivating glimpse into Byzantine heritage.
Conquer the enchanting secrets of Arachova’s natural wonders and alpine beauty
Explore the captivating Parnassos National Park just a stone’s throw away from Delphi and Arachova. Established in 1938, this sprawling 36 million square meters of wilderness is the country’s second-largest national park, boasting a unique ecosystem. Nestled along a picturesque path in Arachova, perfect for mountain biking, this destination reveals vibrant leaves, wildflowers, and a diverse array of rare birdlife.
Embark on an exhilarating skiing adventure in Arachova, where the renowned Parnassos Ski Resort awaits! Gear up with your skis and conquer the slopes in this popular sports destination.
Experience the thrill with 13 lifts, including 6 airlifts and 7 sliding lifts, ensuring a seamless journey down the mountains. Relax at the ski cabin for ample entertainment options beyond the slopes.
Unravel the secrets of the Corycian Cave, and let its mystical charm enchant you. As you delve into the depths of the cave, Impressive stalactites and stalagmites, create a mesmerizing underground landscape. The echoes of history resonate as the cave is said to have been an ancient sanctuary dedicated to the Muses.
Embark on Delphi’s enigma, where ancient whispers meet timeless wonders
Discover the ancient sanctuary of Delphi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that the Greeks revered as the ‘navel of the world’ and the epicenter of divine guidance. In ancient times, Delphi, the heart of worship for the Greek God Apollo, functioned as a sacred sanctuary. The renowned Oracle Pythia was offering answers and counsel on pivotal decisions.
Nestled at the heart of the ancient sanctuary of Delphi, the Archaeological Museum of Delphi stands as a guardian of Greece’s rich cultural heritage. As you meander through its corridors, you’ll come across exquisite sculptures, intricate friezes, and ancient treasures, offering a vivid glimpse into the religious and artistic tapestry of ancient Delphi.
Marvel at the famed Charioteer of Delphi, a bronze masterpiece embodying the athleticism and grace of ancient Greek culture. Carefully curated exhibits guide you through the religious rites, athletic competitions, and oracles that defined Delphi’s profound significance in antiquity.
Unwind in Style and Elegance at the Blue Mountain Guesthouses in Arachova
Nestled amidst the majestic peaks, Blue Mountain stands as a tranquil sanctuary, inviting you to escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. Surrounded by nature’s symphony and adorned with rustic charm, this retreat promises an immersive experience in the heart of the mountains.
Blue Mountain Guesthouse presents its inviting apartments: “Meliti”, Freya, and Estrella meticulously crafted to embrace 2 guests in a setting of coziness, luxury, and serene tranquility. All apartments are situated on the ground floor of the guesthouse, offering easy access to the charming street. Freya features a terrace, while Estrella indulges with an outdoor private jacuzzi and a terrace, too.
They are newly refurbished (2019) with 1 queen-sized bed, 1 bathroom with shower, and a radiator for heating and amenities. With cozy interiors and breathtaking views, this mountain villa is a haven for those seeking solace and adventure. The guesthouse is within walking distance of the main square of Arachova with restaurants, bars, shops, and a bustling nightlife.
Join Blue Mountain on a journey to magnificent Arachova, where the air is crisp, the landscapes are timeless, and every moment echoes with every moment resonates with the lively pulse of this enchanting town.