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!
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.
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!
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.
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