Aráchova is a mountainous village nestling picturesquely at the foot of Mt. Parnassós in Viotia, Southern Greece.It is the most cosmopolitan winter destination in Greece, a great favourite for passionate ski lovers and celebrities, or just first-time visitors who wish to relax in a dreamy mountainous setting with modern tourism facilities. Its modern ski resort, its close proximity to Athens, and its breathtaking mountainous landscape are the strongest reason why. Apart from the mountain activities, Aráchova is also famous for its bustling nightlife and as the favorite mountain resort of Athenians. It is located 35 km west of Livadeia.

It was in Arachova that Georgios Karaiskakis (1780-1827) defeated the Turkish army led by Moustafabei in November 1826.

Must visit: The Byzantine churches of the village with their well preserved frescos.

Activities on offer: Get involved in outdoor activities such as hiking or ski down the slopes of Mt. Parnassós at the biggest downhill ski resort in Greece. The mountain’s high altitude offers ski lovers long-lasting snow cover at the peaks.

Hot tips:

• Discover the traditional character of the village by taking leisurely walks through its narrow cobblestone streets. Enjoy hot and sweet or soft and fruity drinks in cafés, or traditional kafeneia (coffee shops).

• Stay up all night and enjoy the village’s bustling nightlife. There are a plethora of bars and clubs up and down the streets of Aráhova.

• Visit the nearby archaeological site of Delphi.

•Visit ParnassosNational Park

Accommodation: Various elegant first-class hotels or traditional guest houses offer luxurious accommodation.

Starting 24 of December and until 28 of February experience Helicopter Sightseeing Flight !!!

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and on holidays till March, Agusta 109 will be based and will operate from Arachova. Book online your sightseeing flight per seat or for private tour.

Flight duration: from 10 min     Price: 120 €/ per seat

Aracnhova – Parnassos Sightseeing Flights


Mount Parnassos Ski Resort

This is the largest winter sports and ski center in Greece, located 180 km from Athens and popular with Athenian winter sports lovers. There are two sites, Kellaria which is at 1600 meters and Fterolaka which is at 1750 meters.

A total of 18 ski runs cover all levels, from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders. For the more adventurous there are 12 off-piste “black” routes.

Parnassos Ski Resort

The slopes of Mount Parnassus are composed of two ski sections, Kellaria and Fterolakka, which together make up the largest ski center in Greece. A smaller ski center (only two drag lifts) called Gerontovrahos is across a ridge from Kellaria. Parnassus is mined for its abundant supply of bauxite which is converted to aluminium oxide and then to aluminium.

On this mountain at an elevation of 1,600-2,250m in the areas of Kelaria and Fterolakka, Parnassos Ski Center operates from December until the beginning of May, which is the biggest and the best organised ski center of our country.

In an altitude of 1.600-2.250m, at Kelaria and Fterolaka, is Parnassos SC. 19 pistes, 7 routes, 10 paths and 3 mini beginner pistes of 36km total length, as well as 12 off-piste routes are expecting skiers and snowboarders of every level, every year, December to May.

Tips: Always stay clear of the helicopter to avoid the down-wash. When approaching the helicopter make sure the pilot has always you in sight. Never approach the helicopter’s tail rotor and ideally wait till the helicopter shuts down.