Arachova & Delphi
Explore your travel guide to Arachova and Delphi, Greece, two amazing destinations close to Athens. Arachova in winter is just like Mykonos in summer! It is a very cosmopolitan destination, mainly due to the ski center. The village starts getting crowded at the beginning of November and until the end of May, especially during the weekends. A breath away from Arachova, Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western foothills of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis.
Your Arachova & Delphi travel guide
Arachova has excellent tourism infrastructure, with numerous luxurious hotels, traditional guesthouses and many stores. The central road of the village is packed with bars, restaurants, cafés and stores with folk art. Fine dairy products and gourmet delicacies can also be found in selected stores. In the cold winter days, there is nothing better than enjoying a cup of coffee by the hotel’s fireplace, strolling around the picturesque alleyways and having lunch at one of the excellent taverns. After sunset, we recommend you hit the famous bars and clubs of the village and enjoy the lifestyle of Arachova!
The site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he sought to find the center of his «Grandmother Earth» (Gaia). To do this, he sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities. The path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found. After god Apollo slew Python, «the dragon» who lived there and guarded the area, the god took over the local shrine. There, the Oracle of Delphi, Pythia, was hosted. It was the most prestigious and authoritative oracle among the Greeks and had highly credited prophecies inspired by Apollo.
Arachova and Delphi are around a 3-hour drive from Athens.
Two sanctuaries are located in the archaeological site of Delphi, dedicated to Apollo and Athena. During the 6th century B.C., Delphi was considered to be the symbol of unity of the ancient Greek world. Today, travellers from around the world visit Delphi to admire the majestic landscape and feel the awe of this sacred place.
Just a breath away from Athens and easily accessed, Mount Parnassus is among the hottest winter destinations for the Athenians thanks to its famous ski center and proximity to Arachova.
While in Arachova, do not miss to taste the locally produced cheese, formaella. Also, enjoy amazing meat dishes such as kontosouvli, kokoretsi, sarmades (with vine leafs), pies and more. Do taste the traditional sweets “mygdalato” and “karydato”, with almonds and walnuts, respectively.
Your travel guide to Arachova and Delphi could not miss wintersports. Skiing and snowboarding will turn into your favorite activity at one of the ski resorts of Mount Parnassos. Practice your favorite winter sport at Gerontovrachos (17 km N), Kelaria (23 km N) and Fterolaka (26 km N).
Greek traditional cuisine with a view to Parnassus Ski center. Local dishes, traditional pies and homemade bread will amaze you.
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Christos is a traditional tavern located in Livadi, Parnassos. It serves Greek and Mediterranean cuisine accompanied with awesome views.
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