Arachova -Summer alternation of mountain and sea

As the summer sun raises the thermometer, Arachova remains a dew shelter. The green slopes of Parnassos have already been revealed and invite you to live a unique summer combining the shadow of the mountain with refreshing dives in the surrounding coastal villages. Now is the time to discover Arachova, without the “crowds” winter and indulge in all your favorite outdoor activities they will rejuvenate your mind and body and test your levels your adrenaline.

For your baby’s first vacation, which will turn them on his senses and his brain with the unique stimuli of nature. For couples, seeking to “unite” their lives in an idyllic landscape. Cool off in the cafes of the paved square “Lakka” under the rich foliage of trees that will protect you even when the sun is shining the most its hot rays on the Earth and navigate its sunny alleys, between traditional houses that keep the original Roumeliotiki unchanged architecture. Choose large luxury hotels, beautiful wooden chalets and traditional ones hostels and plan your summer excursions to the mountain of Apollo and its seaside villages. 

A single weekend is not enough to see and experience it all.

From the mountain to the sea … Fill your days with more and more activities. From sea ​​baths, which is now their season, up climbs on the green mountain, routes among the fir trees, discovering picturesque villages and terrestrial oases. Admire the view from above, flying with a double paraglider from Arachova to Itea and “land” in the blue embrace of the Corinthian gulf. Nearby from Arachova are its beautiful beaches Antikyra, the White Houses, Itea and the picturesque Galaxidi, with calm, clear blue waters, fine gravel and small pebbles. If you like diving, this one is an ideal time to discover the underwater “treasures” of the Corinthian bay.

Change the scenery.

Put on hiking boots, grab a walking stick and explore, walking, the paths of Parnassos, enjoying a unique view to the sea. Ride a mountain and road bike, go down a mountain with bicycles and enduro machines. Gallop with horses among the firs but also with “pigs” in Livadi plateau. Starting from Arachova or Livadi, follow paths that will lead you at the Navel of the Earth – Delphi, in the cave precipice Eptastomos, the southernmost glacier of Europe, where the snow does not melt even in summer, in Korikeion Cave, once “home” of divine spirits, dedicated to the god Pan and the Nymphs, in Impressive Cave of the Fairy Cave or climb with climbing equipment you on beautiful alpine mountain peaks.

Rushing from Tithorea, discover, through a magnificent route, the impressive waterfalls of Tripi, from the largest in Greece.

Climb to the largest and most modern Ski Center in the country, the which on the day of the Prophet Elijah, opens its gates to welcome the faithful in the homonymous church at the top of Bacchus, with bread and various treats. … and the enchanting sunsets on the Clock.

As the sun bids farewell to the day and spreads its orange-yellow highlights on slopes of the mountain, climb the rock with the stone clock to admire the wonderful colors, the indescribable beauty of the landscape, to dream, to fall in love and, why, no … get married! Not a few couples choose this spot to unite with the bonds of marriage and live idyllic the most beautiful moment of life their. Climb the 264 steps or Transverse that lead to the Holy Temple of Agios Georgios with the wonderful view. Make a stop at the old elementary school, which operates Folklore museum. Get to know the agricultural tools used by the inhabitants In the old days, learn the history of the area through documents and photos and admire the famous Arachovite textiles and embroideries that women made with their loom.

Feel the story

If you want to really feel the history of a place of martyrdom, watch, at least once in your life, the three-day commemorative events in Distomo, which take place in early June. Visit the Museum of the Victims of Nazism and pay tribute to the innocent victims of the horrors of war. Go back in time to antiquity, to get to know all the glorious up close history of the Phocian cities, through the Archaeological Collection of Distomo. That is, her Ambrosos, as it was called Distomo, Medeona, Karakolithos, Antikyra and Voulida, through tombstones, ceramics and other finds. Do not miss a visit to Delphi, the navel of the Earth, as they called it area the Ancient Greeks. The place where the god Apollo was worshiped as nowhere else elsewhere. At ten kilometers from Arachova, there are still the ruins of the oracle with the temple, the ancient theater and the stadium where musicians and athletes became games during the Pythian celebrations. Browse the archeological site as well and in the exhibits of the Archaeological Museum of Delphi, with the most popular being statue of Iniochos.

From the ancient oracles you can easily pass to the Byzantine immersion of monasteries. From Arachova drive east, to reach in 25 minutes, at Monastery of Osios Loukas of unparalleled aesthetics in Steiri, World Monument UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1990. Admire its unique large dome church of the monastery, which is supported by small arches creating one octagonal space and browse the Bank of the Monastery which functions as a museum with the collection of sculptures of Osios Loukas.

Travel to unique Roumeli flavors and seafood delicacies Combine the authentic Roumeli cuisine with its seafood delicacies Gulf of Corinth, complementing gastronomically, the alternation of mountain and of the sea. After the sea dives, an ouzo with the necessary accompanying snacks, by the sea, it is the perfect appetizer before indulging in its traditional flavors Arachova or alternate dishes with meat and fresh fish. 

Enjoy the spit roasts, the lamb chops, the kokoretsi, the fragrant vegetable pies and definitely, the special for its taste, formaela cheese in all its versions. Accompany with bruschetta arachovite wine and choose yogurt for dessert with honey, halva or pastries. Before embarking on your return journey, take something from Arachova with you. You choose what  it will be. It can be one of the famous Arachovite cheeses, the handmade noodles and trachanas, the famous textiles that stand out for them color and pattern combinations. But do not leave without the numerous experiences which he generously gives and every time you return he will fill you with more.

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