10 Things to Do in Arachova That You Shouldn't Miss

January 13, 2018 Darwin Bolte

Arachova (Greek: Αράχωβα, also Αράχοβα) is a mountain town and a former municipality in the western part of Boeotia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is a municipal unit, part of the municipality Distomo-Arachova-Antikyra. Its name is of South Slavic origin and denotes a place with walnut trees. It is a tourist destination due to its location in the mountains, its traditions and its proximity to Delphi.
Restaurants in Arachova

1. Delphi Ruins

Delphi, Delphi, Greece +30 2265 082313
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5 based on 3 reviews

Delphi Ruins

Reviewed By James L - Kansas City, Missouri

We took the long tour to Delphi and it was certainly worth it. What a magical place! I've read from others about hiking to the stadium and I would agree that it's worth the hike for the views. We had to break off from our tour to give us enough time to do that and I'm so glad we did as it was good to see that part as well.
This is one place i'd recommend to anyone traveling to Greece for sure.

2. Corycian Cave

Arachova 32004, Greece
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Corycian Cave

Reviewed By Amanda M - Corpus Christi, Texas

This cave is not the easiest to find. Ask your hotelier for directions. Or ask any local you meet.
The road up the mountain is narrow, rocky, and steep. It was definitely intimidating. We had an automatic Nissan Micra for the trip and it made it up without any problems, but be advised that if you aren't used to drives like this you might want to hike up instead. Once you get to the end of the road (which in case you're wondering, has plenty of space to turn around for the drive back down), it's a tiny little hike to the entrance of the cave. At first glance, the cave looks small. But once you enter its true size becomes apparent. The cave is huge! You'll want to pack a flash light and maybe a sweater because it's also quite chilly. The cave is a wonder to behold. The history of the cave is sacred and magical - read up on it before you go to have a better appreciation of its isolation.
Remember that the cave is a wild cave - there are no restrooms and there probably won't be any other people there when you go!

3. Hosios Loukas Monastery

Distomo, Greece
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5 based on 154 reviews

Hosios Loukas Monastery

This is yet another site which I am amazed that you do not yet have a listing for!!!! It is a 10th c. Byzantine Monastery with the "remains" of "Holy Luke"., a great healer of the 10th c. which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and etc., etc. When you list it on your site, I will write a review of a visit here (which was astounding!!)

Reviewed By Tuhughes - Washington, DC

Absolutely beautiful monastery complex, definitely worth visiting if you are in the Delphi/Arachova area! The parking lot is tiny though, and fills up with tour busses. I would recommend getting there first thing in the morning if you can, the day we visited there were two busses there by 10:30, and that was going to make it less tranquil.

4. MoKa Honey

Only Through Appointment, Itea 332 00, Greece +30 693 729 2448
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5 based on 31 reviews

MoKa Honey

Do you want to learn everything about this extraordinary insect that we call "bee"? Visit our site, book a visit and we 'll get you to one of our apiaries, dress you as a beekeeper and show you how the bee's life is like. (Book at our website Mar-Oct, only through appointment).

Reviewed By soulcure - Moscow, Russia

Amazingly interesting story about the bees from Giannis and Nikiforos. Thank you guys for your time and sharing your knowledge. It is especially valuable that you certainly have a lot of work to do. And nonetheless you find the time for visitors like us who don't know anything about the bees, and honey, and propolis and... Great experience on the way from Delphi ruins!

5. Osios Lukas Monastery

Steiri 32005, Greece +30 2267 022797
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4.5 based on 67 reviews

Osios Lukas Monastery

Reviewed By AllieMiami - Miami, Florida

We were staying in Arachova and had a few hours to fill. Our hotel suggested taking a drive to the monastery to see something different. It's a beautiful drive through the countryside to get to the monastery.
When we arrived, the ticket office was closed (it was the week before Easter, so schedules were different) but we walked around and discovered that there was a mass going on. We stood in the back to watch the service and it was such a wonderful opportunity to see a Greek Orthodox mass. When the mass ended, we enjoyed coffee and tea in the courtyard. Overall, it was a nice visit and I enjoyed seeing something different from the other sites in Greece.

6. Temple of Apollo

Delphi, Greece +30 2265 082312
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4.5 based on 880 reviews

Temple of Apollo

This ancient Greek temple is most famous for the oracle it contains, where pilgrims from all over the ancient world would come to have their fortunes told.

Reviewed By garsilee - Los Angeles, California

The archaeological site in Delphi known for the two sanctuaries , temple of apollo and Athena pronaia dating back to 4th century BC , I mean how old is that? I lost count ...
Naturally with many steps to climb the hike from the entrance will leave you breathless as you reach the top for the breathtaking view of the temple and the Mountains and the clouds above.
Of course the gods wouldn't have it any other way then to build their temples so high up just being here you can feel a sense of wonders of gods in their glory and the surrounding Mountains left me in true appreciation of the past and the history so real just hearing words like temple, oracle , gods and goddesses left me speechless and awestruck and just so thankful that we made this trip !

7. Xionompala Playground Cafe

Xenia Square, Arachova, Greece +30 2267 031213
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Xionompala Playground Cafe

The only indoors playground in Arahova! Located at the center of Arahova, just opposite the Taxi Station, our playground offers: Parties with our very own animateur, Tzitzifrita! Arts and crafts! An exciting 2-storey play construction! Junior Park for the younger visitors (up to 3 years old)! XBox One Kinect for the older visitors! And of course the highest security standards and the constant supervision of our experienced and lovable staff! The adults can enjoy their coffee, tea, or drinks while their children play until they drop!

Reviewed By Meli M - Athens, Greece

Amazing playground in the mountain and the only playground in Parnassos mountain! Located in the heart of Arahova - walking distance to anything!
We had a great time, there are so many activities for the kids whilst parents can enjoy delicious coffee from the bar!!! Also outdoor cafe for smokers!
The staff was very accommodating and friendly and kids made new playmates!
I was so glad to see that the girls keep the space and toys clean and disinfected!
Toilets were so clean as well!
We were so lucky to have attended one of hionobala's parties/ events .. it was so fun!
Meet gentle Grigoris and sweet Danai!
Thank you, we are definatelly coming back!!!

8. Itea Beach

Itea, Greece
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4 based on 23 reviews

Itea Beach

Reviewed By Roberta S - Rhode Island

When you are hot and tired from viewing the sights at Delphi, drive here for a swim. It is about 15 minutes from the hotels in Delphi and is a beautiful spot on the sea. The wind fairly consistently, keeps it cool and allows for windsurfing. The beach swimming is safe and there are beach umbrellas permanently affixed in the sand.

9. Delphi Archaeological Museum

Ethniki Odos Amfissas - Livadias, Delphi 330 54, Greece +30 2265 082312
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Delphi Archaeological Museum

A museum containing some of the sculptures and artifacts excavated from the Oracle.

Reviewed By Stanner57 - Princeton Junction, New Jersey

The museum building is physically attractive. Several of the larger exhibits (e.g., Kouroi of Delphi, Sphinx of Naxos, and Charioteer of Delphi) are quite famous, but the museum has many other treasures and is one of the most visited in Greece. There is a small museum shop and place to get coffee nearby.

10. Mount Parnassus

Delphi, Greece +30 698 077 9565
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4.5 based on 224 reviews

Mount Parnassus

A beautiful mountain offering scenic views of the surrounding olive groves and countryside.

Reviewed By lindadownunder - Perth, Australia

The drive up to Mount Parnassus is one of the most stunning in Greece. The views gets better as you drive up the winding roads to the mountain.

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