Who would have thought that a mountain village all stone would become the epitome of cosmopolitanism, and yet, Arachova on a slope of Mount Parnassos, is just that: a cosmopolitan place that you will fall in love with at first sight.
Its cobbled streets invite you to walk, its taverns offer local flavours and its shops are full of traditional products.
A favorite destination for lovers of winter sports and especially the visitors of the ski resort of Parnassos, is a lively village with a lively nightlife, restaurants, bars and shops.
Arachova, however, is not just a winter destination. The village is equally lively all year round, as it is close to other beautiful places and attractions to visit.
Next to it is the archeological site of Delphi, the National Park that is suitable for hiking in autumn, but also Itea and Galaxidi which, although a little further, are all that is needed for short excursions.
So let’s look at five Airbnb that will ensure your stay in the stone cosmopolitan.
Kallisto Mountain House
The Kallisto is a house in the heart of Arachova. Its modern design and the traditional combination of wood and stone create a beautiful mix, while the wonderful view comes to complete the experience.
The house is fully equipped and large enough to accommodate large groups or families. It has three bedrooms with two bathrooms and can accommodate up to eight people.
The closed parking with elevator next to the house ensures access even on the coldest days of the year.
Kanella (Cinnamon) Ski Lodge
The Kanella chalet is a large house that spreads over three levels and occupies 130sqm. It has two beds and two bathrooms and can accommodate up to four guests.
The house is built of stone in the aesthetics of Arachova and has a fireplace and marble Turkish bath. In the living room the huge glass offers unobstructed views of the Delphic landscape.
The kitchen is fully equipped, while the chalet also has a beautiful garden.
The archeological site of Delphi, the ski resort of Parnassos, Itea and Galaxidi are very close to Kanella, which makes the accommodation ideal for those who want to tour and go for walks, winter sports and nightlife.
Traditional maisonette with fantastic views
Just a five minute walk from the center of Arachova is a 102sqm maisonette, part of the Holidea accommodation complex. It has four bedrooms with seven beds and can accommodate up to eight guests.
The accommodation is very warm, thanks to the warm colors and the wood. The spaces are large and comfortable, with the spacious living room having a fireplace and the kitchen being fully equipped.
In the house you will find all the amenities, including elevator and three parking spaces.
Its guests applaud it for the cleanliness and the fantastic view, but also for the hospitality and the service on the part of the managers.
Gaias at Blue Mountain Hostel
A very different accommodation, quite far from the traditional Arachovite aesthetics, is Gaias. It is one of the five apartments -all of similar decoration and design- of the Blue Mountain hotel, which has three bedrooms and accommodates up to six guests.
The guest house is a few minutes walk from the main square of Arachova, close to restaurants, bars and shops.
Gaias is a modern apartment that was renovated in 2019.
White, marble and wood are its main features, but what will impress you is the thick carpet on the floor that makes the atmosphere even warmer.
However, those who want accommodation with a terrace, it is advisable to avoid this apartment that only has windows.
The Koromilia is a spacious self-contained apartment, which has two bedrooms and can house up to six guests. It is ideal for large groups or families.
Located next to the restaurants and bars of Arachova and only 15 minutes from the archeological site of Delphi, this accommodation is dominated by the traditional combination of wood and stone that creates a warm chalet atmosphere.
The house offers all the amenities, from auxiliary furniture for babies and a special work area, to equipped outdoor areas and a barbecue grill.