Arachova & Area - The Perfect Winter Road Trip In Greece
- by XpatAthens
- Friday, 02 November 2018
About 8km from Arachova is the famous site of Ancient Delphi - one of Greece’s most important archaeological sites. Delphi is most famous as the home of the Delphi Oracle, which gave its predictions to people who visited from around the world, and even the Kings of Persia! The archaeological site of Delphi is located in a landscape of raw beauty and at a crossroads of natural passages in the heart of central Greece, perhaps this is how it became known as the ‘navel of the earth.’ Delphi is a must-stop destination for those who appreciate ancient Greek culture and civilization.
Within a 30-minute drive from Arachova, you will come across the Monastery of Hosios Loukas, one of the most important monuments of the Middle Byzantine era. The monastery, that was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990, is a place of outstanding architecture and wealth, famous for its gold mosaics on the ceilings.
The final destination on this winter road trip in Greece is located two hours from Arachova. Located along the Corinthian Gulf, opposite the seaside city of Patra, Nafpaktos has survived 30 centuries of turbulent history which is evident across the town and forever imprinted on its monuments. A picturesque town, full of warm and welcoming locals, Nafpaktos lies in a historic region where visitors are treated to spectacular mountain ranges, traditional villages, and beaches with crystal clear waters.