Photo above: Arahova
Arahova is frequently referred to as the Mykonos of winter. The small picturesque village of Central Greece is an excellent choice for anyone visiting Greece in autumn. The yellow leaves of the trees further accentuate the village’s stacked stone houses, bleeding an aura of calm and serenity. By visiting Arachova in autumn, you avoid the crowds of winter and can enjoy its landscapes and natural beauties to the fullest.
Average Weather Temperature in Arahova in Fall: 14 C (57.2 F)
Distance from Athens: 150 km
Arahova is close to Athens, making it an excellent destination for road trips, where visitors can admire the route. Wander through the tiled alleys of the village, and admire the traditional architecture of the houses and the many small shops. Don’t miss out on buying traditional souvenirs from local producers, usually handmade.
Most shops are located on the main street, which is shaped like a curved bridge. You will find excellent choices for all hours of the day for either food or drink. Enjoy local delicacies and meats with a view of Mount Parnassos. For nature lovers, the village is located in an excellent spot for hiking on Mount Parnassos. You will find organized hiking trails to discover the nature and history of the area.
Among the must-visit of the village is the clock of Arachova, which is the island’s most famous monument. It has been there since the 18th century and is the perfect choice for your photos. Moreover, it is worth visiting the ethnographic museum to get a taste of the traditional way of life of the villagers and the history of the place.
Extra Tip: Due to the altitude, autumn in Arachova is a bit colder than in other areas. Therefore, warm clothes are essential to enjoy your stay to the fullest.
Greece in fall has an exceptional beauty, colored yellow by the fallen leaves of the trees and the smell of hot Greek coffee, which will mesmerize you. It’s a great time to discover stunningly picturesque places whether you choose the north or south of Greece.
Although we know it’s a tough choice, which is your favorite of the three destinations, we’ve suggested? Tell us in the comments below.