Who would have thought that an all-stone mountain village would become the epitome of cosmopolitanism, and yet Arachova on a slope of Mount Parnassus is just that: a cosmopolitan place that you will fall in love with at first sight.
Its cobbled streets invite you to stroll, its taverns offer local flavors and its shops are full of traditional products.
A favorite destination for winter sports enthusiasts and especially visitors to the Parnassus ski resort, is a lively village with a vibrant nightlife, restaurants, bars and shops.
Arachova, however, is not just a winter destination. The village is also lively all year round, as it is close to other beautiful places and attractions to visit.
Nearby is the archaeological site of Delphi, the National Park suitable for hiking in autumn, but also Itea and Galaxidi which, although a little further, are sufficient for short excursions.
So let’s look at five Airbnbs that will ensure your stay in cosmopolitan stone.
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 blend, while the magnificent view completes 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 ski chalet (cinnamon)
Chalet Kanella is a large house that spans three levels and occupies 130m². It has two beds and two bathrooms and can accommodate up to four people.
The house is built in stone in the aesthetic of Arachova and has a fireplace and a marble Turkish bath. In the living room the huge window offers a breathtaking view of the Delphic landscape.
The kitchen is fully equipped, while the chalet also has a beautiful garden.
The archaeological 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 visit and take walks, winter sports and nightlife.
Traditional maisonette with fantastic views
Just a five-minute walk from the center of Arachova is a 102 m² maisonette, which is part of the Holidea accommodation complex. It has four bedrooms with seven beds and can accommodate up to eight people.
The accommodation is very warm, thanks to the warm colors and the wood. The spaces are large and comfortable, with a spacious living room with fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen.
In the house you will find all the amenities, including an elevator and three parking spaces.
His hosts applaud him for the cleanliness and fantastic view, but also for the hospitality and service from the managers.
Gaias at Blue Mountain Hostel
A very different accommodation, quite a departure from the traditional Arachovite aesthetic, is Gaias. This is one of five apartments – all similarly decorated and designed – at the Blue Mountain Hotel, which has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to six people.
The guest house is a short walk from Arachova’s main square, close to restaurants, bars and shops.
Gaias is a modern apartment which was renovated in 2019.
White, marble and wood are its main features, but what will impress you is the thick carpet on the floor which makes the atmosphere even warmer.
However, for those who want accommodation with a terrace, it is advisable to avoid this apartment which only has windows.
The Koromilia is a spacious self-catering apartment, which has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to six people. It is ideal for large groups or families.
Located next to the restaurants and bars of Arachova and just 15 minutes from the archaeological site of Delphi, this accommodation is dominated by the traditional combination of wood and stone which creates a warm chalet atmosphere.
The house offers all the amenities, from auxiliary baby furniture and a special workspace, to equipped outdoor spaces and a barbecue.
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