Where: 157 km (100 miles) from Athens, 10km (6 miles) east of Delphi, clings to Mount Parnassos some 950m (3,116 ft.) above sea level.

Why: Arachova is a small mountain town built upon the slopes of Mount Parnassos. Visit in the winter for a cosy weekend at one of the most breathtaking sea and mountain vistas in Greece. Visit in the summer for the inspiring mountain fresh air and the Mediterranean waters brushing the shores of the coastal regions Itea and Galaxidi.

How to get there: By car, bus

Approximate travel time from Athens: 3 hours by car

Don't miss: The hand-loomed rugs, including fluffy flokati, tagari bags, and blankets; The Agios Georgios church

Special events: Panigyraki three-day feast and celebration in honor of Saint George (Agios Georgios), Arachova's patron saint and the victory by the Greeks over the Ottomans in 1826. Annually, April 22-25th.