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Thae ski center of Parnassos
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The fire place creates a warm atmosphere.
A traditional picturesque town located high up on the slopes of Mount Parnassos, Arahova has much to offer its visitors. Built at an altitude of 960 metres, it is an especially charming town with little alleys and lovely stone houses clinging to the steep mountain. This quaint town has become a modern ski resort with the latest winter sports equipment available for sale or rent.

Arahova is also famous for its hand-woven fabrics. A plethora of stores sell local handcrafts and the famous "flokati" rugs. The town's numerous tavernas serve local delicacies, fine wine and unique cheeses. A very special event in the spring is the celebration in honour of St. George--Arahova's patron saint. It begins on the eve of April 22 and lasts for three days. It includes a race for old men dressed in local costume followed by music, dancing and feasting on roast lamb.

The area surrounding Arahova presents great natural interest, ideal for long walks in winter peace along the stunning fields on the slopes of Mt. Parnassos, as well as in the spring when snow melts revealing nature's beauty in full splendour.

Just 10 kilometres east of Arahova, at Distomo, a town with important archaeological finds and an interesting museum, one comes to the Byzantine monastery of Ossios Loukas, whose 11th century mosaics and frescoes are among the finest in Greece.

Skiing winters in Greece are closely connected to Arahova. The modern installations at the Parnassos ski centre in Kellaria and Fterolaka rate among the best in Europe. There is also a refuge for mountain climbers at Gerondovrado.

Attracting its own share of visitors in the area is also the Korykeion Andron (also called Sarantavli) 10 kilometres west of Arahova, with a beautiful cave crammed with stalactites and stalagmites.