Located on the rocky slopes of Mt. Parnassos, Arachova is a lovely (and lively!) mountain town. This charming town offers traditional stone houses, local shops, cafes and tavernas, and incredible mountain views. Locally Arachova is regarded as one of Greece’s trendy winter destinations, but more importantly is it best known as being just 10 minutes from the world famous archaeological site of Delphi; known in ancient times as the ‘omphalos’ or ‘center of the world’. Today Delphi is one of the most spectacular and resonant archaeological locales in the world, and a visit to the site provides a fascinating encounter with a side of ancient Greece different from the Classical image of white-columned temples.