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Wandering in the mountains of Arachova

Relaxation, wellness, contact with nature and culinary delights; wintertime in the Greek mountains is magnificent.

Wandering in the mountains of Arachova

Relaxation, wellness, contact with nature and culinary delights; wintertime in the Greek mountains is magnificent.

Picturesque, distinguished and cosmopolitan. The so-called Nymph of Parnassus is an absolute must for the Greek winter carrying a precious “dowry”. Conveniently located near Athens, almost next to one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, Delphi, as well as being close to two excellent large ski resorts. Furthermore, it is surrounded by dense fir and walnut tree forests. The houses which reflect the tradition and ardent prestige of mountainous Roumeli. Inevitably, this large picturesque village on the southern slopes of mount Parnassus has evolved into an elegant winter destination. It welcomes large numbers of visitors, especially on weekends. Strolling around the charming squares and old stone-built stately homes, you will admire the steep rock with the 19th century clock. While you enjoy your Greek mountain vacations in Arachova, you can discover tasteful cafes and restaurants. You can served local, as well as a more creative cuisine. You will also find shops with famous brands. At the dozens of small shops with traditional products you will find: hand-woven textiles, pasta, wine, tsipouro, cold meats and dairy products. The undisputed “star” is formaela, a spicy cheese made from fresh sheep milk. You can try it grilled or fried and let the rich taste of mountainous Greece draw you in.

Climbing the steps of the Clock Tower. © Leonidas Tsitopoulos

The Clock Tower is one of the most notable landmarks in Arachova.

> There are several excellent accommodation options in Arachova and the surrounding area. One of them is the enchanting Elatos Resort and Spa located in a verdant area, at an altitude of 1,300 metres. It consists of 39 independent chalets in absolute harmony with the natural environment. It offers all modern comforts and a unique sense of hospitality and warmth.
> Nighttime in Arachova is just as enjoyable as the daytime, and on Saturday evenings the fun often goes on until the morning hours.

Formaela cheese and local sausage in the pan. © Perikles Merakos

Excellent accommodation at Elatos Resort and Spa.

 

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