Arachova, an ornament on the ridges of Parnassus, in close proximity to Delphi is known by its ski centers and its nightlife.
Arachova is a traditional picturesque town located high up on the slopes of Mount Parnassos. It is famous for its spectacular scenery, the beautiful landscapes, the peculiar architecture, its healthy climate and its entertaining night life. Only a couple hours away from Athens and next to some of the best skiing in Greece, this old town has become a modern ski resort with the latest winter sports equipment available. Also ideal for a cool summer vacation away from the crowds, it is close to beaches of Itea and mountain hiking trails. The well organized and beautiful ski center of Arachova is the main tourist attraction in these places. Open between the months of December and May, it is a haven for winter sport enthusiasts. The village itself is a perfect bend of ancient and modern Greece, with many shops and cafes to keep you entertained. Even though in the last years it has become an important tour centre, its heritage and its traditional character have been preserved. The mountainous town has a lively nightlife to the point that many tourists from the surrounding areas come to this location in the evening in order to have a great time. Arachova has the advantage of offering spectacular views combined with all the comfort and a wide variety of bars, clubs, restaurants and taverns.
Arachova has 35 churches, a sign of deep loyalty that distinguishes its inhabitants. The bust of George Karaiskaki the west exit of town towards Parnassus, mounted on stones, symbolic trophy winning Turkish head 300, which was erected after the battle, the clock of Arachova and the recently renovated neoclassical building of the museum in the city center are the real jewels. Skiing is not what you would think of when planning a vacation to Greece. But Arachova, has been host to thousands of tourists who flock to it every year, in search of snow and some skiing action. Unlike the traditional Mediterranean locations, Arachova offers a different skiing experience. A popular holiday destination throughout the year for those looking for a cooler version of Greece, Arachova offers breathtaking views of Fir covered mountains in the summer and white snow-covered slopes in the winter.
It keeps growing as a ski destination over the years and today, it covers many mountains, offering tourists with a lot of options in slopes and facilities. The Ski Centre on Parnassos is situated at an altitude of about 1.600-2.300m and it is the biggest and best-organised ski-centre in our country. The construction works at the Ski-Centre on Parnassos started in 1975 and were completed in 1976 just when facilities in Fterolaca started operating. It was in 1981 that construction works in Kellaria were completed whereas Hermes, the connection lift between Fterolaca and Kellaria was inaugurated in 1987-1988. The ski resorts have the capacity to hold many visitors at a time and the facilities available here are more than sufficient to keep you entertained.
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