You will follow the E4 European trail that connects Portugal to Cyprus. This is probably one of the most beautiful parts of this trail. A historic and inspiring hike dropping down from the slopes of Mt Parnassos to the village of Delphi. It is the ancient footpath that took worshippers from northern Greece to the temples of Delphi. You will follow a smooth path in a forested environment. For Ancient Greeks Mount Parnassos alpine zone was home of the beautiful Nymphs, daughters of mother earth «Gaia», dancing around all day long to honor the Gods. You will have the opportunity to see some of the entrances of Eptastomos underground cave. “Eptastomos” means “7 mouths” because the cave had 7 entrances. The cave was formed by the southern glacier of Europe and was considered by the ancients as one of the underworld entrances.
Overnight in Arachova. Arachova is a mountain village, on the slope of Parnassos mountain, mainly built of stone houses, narrow streets and springs. Despite its huge tourist growth due to the ski resort, its heritage has been well preserved. The region is famous for its agriculture, cattle breeding and bosts some high quality products like olives and olive oil, tsipouro, formaella & feta cheese, yogurt, opsimotiri cheese, halvah, frumenty and noodles. Arachova is also famous for its handmade, pure woollen textiles, which are made using traditional looms and natural colors.
Distance: 7 Km
Duration: 4-5 hours
Ascent: 450 m Descent: 100 m
Altitude: 850 m to 1300 m