Arachova Things to Do

  • Arachova - St Nicholas Bell Tower
    Arachova - St Nicholas Bell Tower
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    Arachova - St Nicholas Bell Tower
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  • Arachova - Parnassus Mount
    Arachova - Parnassus Mount
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    Ski slopes

    by mvtouring Written Jul 13, 2008

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    This is a very famous place for skiing in Greece. The famous ski center of Parnassus mountain (2.453 m) is considered to be the best one in Greece, there are 16 ski runs and thousands of people who visit it every weekend (not in the summer...).

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    Mount Parnassus

    by mvtouring Written Jul 13, 2008

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    Mount Parnassus is the mountain on which Arachova and Delphi is built. It is barren limestone that gives it a very earie feeling. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Apollo, the Corycian nymphs, and the home of the Muses.

    Mount Parnassus is named after Parnassos, the son of the nymph Kleodora and the man Kleopompus.

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    Mount Parnassos

    by JLBG Written Jun 4, 2008

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    Mount Parnassos (Oρος Παρνασoς) is a 2457 m mountain standing in the center of Greece, overhanging both Delphi (12km as the crow flies) and Arahova (6km as the crow flies). The modern name of Mount Parnassos is Mount Diakoura. This is what you will get on maps.

    In the Greek antiquity, Mount Parnassos was only second to the Olympe as a sacred mountain. It was considered as the home of the nine Muses. And thus the mythological home of music and poetry. It was dedicated to Appolo.

    In Paris, Montparnasse is a district of Paris. This is not pure chance. It was nicknamed by this name around 1725 by students when a large heap of rubble remained for a long time at what would now be the crossing of Montparnasse Boulevard and Raspail Boulevard.

    Mount Parnassos
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    Arahova

    by JLBG Written Jun 4, 2008

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    Arahova is clung to the mountain, on a steep slope. No wonder that the road to reach it and to pass through the city it is narrow and uneasy.

    It has a long history. Already in 2000 BC the cities of Anemoria and Kiparissos were mentioned. Arahova was later built on their ruins.

    Much later, in1823, Arahova became famous for the victory of the Greeks over the Ottomans.

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    Parnassus Mount

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written May 26, 2008

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    Mount Parnassus is a mountain of barren limestone that towers above Delphi and Arachova. According to Greek mythology, this mountain was sacred to Apollo, the Corycian nymphs, and the home of the Muses.
    Mount Parnassus is named after Parnassos, the son of the nymph Kleodora and the man Kleopompus.

    When we visited Arachova the Mountain was covered with clouds so we didn’t see all its beauty unfortunately.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Arachova on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38º 28' 49.69" N 22º 35' 28.77" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Arachova Parnassus Mount.

    Arachova - Parnassus Mount

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    Agios Georgios

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated May 26, 2008

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    Agios Georgios is one of the main ones for two reasons.
    First of all, it is the biggest Church in Arachova, and it is perched on the Afano hill, the highest of the five hills along the slopes of which the city of Arachova has settled on, and also the highest inhabited area of Mount Parnassus.

    Another fact that makes this church one of the most important ones is the festival held in Spring, every April 23nd. This date celebrates the Greek victory over the Ottomans in 1826, and also honors the patron saint of the town.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Arachova on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38º 28' 52.59" N 22º 35' 14.55" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Arachova Panorama and Agios Georgios .

    Arachova - Agios Georgios
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    St Nicholas Bell Tower

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated May 26, 2008

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    There is a beautiful clock tower hanging out over a cliff in the middle of town.
    The church of Agios Nikolaos is another interesting construction, found on the top of another slope, and with a great bell tower.

    The mountainous relief of this town also assures great views.

    You may watch my high resolution photo of Arachova on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 38º 28' 53.08" N 22º 35' 18.26" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Arachova St Nicholas Bell Tower .

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  • Tirias Hill (Cheese Hill)

    by dimilag Written Mar 10, 2008

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    The clock tower of Arachova is situated at the top of a rocky hilled called Tirias. In the past it was ysed a na natural refridgirator for the storage of cheese. During the German occupation the locals used to hind various things in there. In the past the "Telalis" ( used to be the man who announced the various news at the villagers) was climbing up to the hill in order to fulfill its duties.

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  • "I Ora" (The Time)

    by dimilag Written Mar 10, 2008

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    It is one of the first things that we see as we enter Arachova. It was build at the antry of the 18th century as the bell tower of the Metropolitan church of Eisodia tis Theotokou but was devastated from the strong earthquake of 1870. During WWII the Germans, among the other devastations that they did to the village, blow it up. In 1966 the abbot of St. Lucas monastery, father Nektrios Kmvasinos, under its own expences rebuild the tower.

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  • Visit the Monastery of Ossios Loukas

    by dimilag Written May 10, 2007

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    The monastery lies on the west slope of Mount Elikonas, below the acropolis of ancient Steirion. It is enclosed by a wall and comprises two storeyed blocks of cells, a bell-tower, the Refectory on the south side and the two adjoining churches, at the centre of the enclosure.

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    Narrow streets

    by mvtouring Written Sep 10, 2008

    If you want to drive here, you better know what you are doing as these roads are extremely narrow and in places allows one car only.

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