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The Queen of Winter

Arachova is a mountain town in Boeotia built on the slopes of Mount Parnassus, at an altitude of 950 meters. It is 170 km away from Athens and its population is 2.657 inhabitants. It is a popular winter resort, due to the Parnassus Ski Center (25 km away) and its short distance, just 12 km, from the Archaeological site of Delphi.

Arachova is built amphitheatrically, spreading majestically on the southern slope of Parnassus, which ends in a ravine, at the bottom of which flows the river Pleistos. The settlement is located on the main road that has connected Delphi and Thebes and the plain of Amfissa with Boeotia since ancient times.

The climate of Arachova is dry in the summer, with dew and cold even in the evening hours, while in the winter it is cold with significant rains and snowfalls.

Its rich history starts from the years of Homer, it bore the name Anemoria and participated in the Trojan War. It is full of ancient settlements dating back to 1200 BC and scattered traces of antiquity from Parnassus to Zemenos and down to the valley of river Pleistos. In Corycian Andro (cave of ancient ceremonies) the oldest traces go back to the Neolithic years (around 3000 BC).

During the Uprising against the Ottomans in 1821, the inhabitants of Arachova took an active part in the struggle and suffered great destruction. In November 1826 the Battle of Arachova played a decisive role in the final outcome of the Greek war against the Ottomans. Georgios Karaiskakis victoriously faced 2.000 Turkalvans, across from the church of Agios Georgios.

Today the jewel of Parnassus, Arachova, remains alive because it keeps unchanged its traditional character, its customs and the inhabitants remain simple and welcoming. The visitor is enchanted by its attractions, the cobblestone streets, the historic churches, the bustling squares, the excellent food, the local delicacies and the atmospheric cafes. Perpetual culture and traditions combined with folklore events, its handmade textiles and innumerable outdoor activities are not inferior to the glory of Delphi and its unique Museum.

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