Arachova, a cosmopolitan village & snowresort

Arachova, a cosmopolitan village & snowresort

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The options of where to go in Greece are seemingly endless, and they all look great. Whatever you’re after, a holiday in Greece has something for everyone, it’s just a question of knowing where to look! If you ever thought that Greece is a destination only worth-visiting during summertime, well, I’m here with this article to prove you definitely wrong.

Even though the majority of people have combined Greece with the idyllic blue beaches, the never ending shining sun and the high temperatures, as a Greek and a devoted winter lover, I gotta admit that Greece is something way more than that. We actually have a great winter too! It is true, that the the tireless Mediterranean sun doesn’t stop to shine even in winter; however there are multiple cold, winter destinations awaiting to be discovered and to steal your heart!

Arachova, Greece | Picture © Credits to Mark Belokopytov | Flickr
Arachova, Greece | Picture © Credits to Mark Belokopytov | Flickr

If you’re a ski or snowboard fan, then you’ll definitely appreciate the suggestions that follow. A lot of people doubt the existence of ski resorts in Greece and many times throughout my life I 've been asked and challenged to answer the same question ; “How come there are snow resorts in Greece? Does it even snow there?” And the answer is yes, it does snow and yes, it does snow a lot. What makes Greece unique is the variety of altitudes that can be found within the country. Yes, we do have amazing beaches and a loot of islands, but we also do have a lot of mountains and high-altitude destinations, that are normally not advertised that much, so you’ve no idea about the natural beauty hidden in those.

Now let's get back to the topic and I officially introduce you to Arachova!  

When the most dazzling winter destination in Greece is comprised of the best ski resort in Greece and a stone-built village with a cosmopolitan ambience, then your trip is bound to be unique.

Arachova, a mountainous and cosmopolitan getaway!

Aráchova is a mountainous village that sits picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassós, at an altitude of 973 meters. It is considered to be the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece, since due to its proximity to Athens, it’s buzzing on weekends with visitors looking for a unique and relaxing escape! Its breathtaking mountainous landscape is also one of the reasons why. The village, even if it’s small, it is quite lively and filled with bars, restaurants and nightclubs that offer entertainment until the early morning hours! In addition, its narrow cobblestoned streets, as well as the traditional little shops, keep the local traditions going with great enthusiasm and attract more and more visitors every year! Of course, do not forget the snow resort, which can be found only a few minutes drive-away from the village's center! 

Arachova Village
Arachova Village
Αράχοβα 320 04, Ελλάδα
Parnassus National Park
Parnassus National Park
Mont Parnasse, Tithorea 350 15, Grèce
Arachova, Greece | Picture © Credits to Mark Belokopytov | Flickr
Arachova, Greece | Picture © Credits to Mark Belokopytov | Flickr

Upon visiting, make sure you stop by the Delphi archaeological site that can be found in close proximity! The landscape around Delphi and the view towards the gulf and beyond to the mountain peaks of the Peloponnese is just breathtaking.

Archaeological site of Delphi
Archaeological site of Delphi
Delphi 330 54, Grèce
Arachova, Greece | Picture © Credits to  Catchpenny Arachova, Greece |
Arachova, Greece | Picture © Credits to Catchpenny Arachova, Greece |

Forget about planning your “upcoming summer holiday” and challenge yourself to pack for a different, "out of the box" winter holiday in Greece!

Cover Picture © Credits to iStock/ Giorgos Kritsotakis

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Chrisa Lepida

Chrisa Lepida

My name is Chrisa and I come from Greece. As nature lover, winter sports addict and Erasmus obsessed, I’m always writing about these topics.

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