Tour overview

A day-trip to Arachova’s traditions and festivities! Folk Art, Dance, Taste

Arachova is a mountain village, on the slope of Mount Parnassus mountain. A picturesque village with stone built houses, narrow streets and springs, and a well-preserved heritage, despite the tourist growth due to the ski resort. Arachova region is famous for its agriculture, cattle breeding and high-quality products like olives and olive oil, tsipouro, formaela & feta cheese, yogurt, opsimotiri cheese, halvah, frumenty and noodles. It is also famous for its handmade, pure woolen textiles, which are made using traditional looms and natural colors.

Our tour starts with a visit to the Museum of Folk arts, exhibiting handcrafted carpets and traditional costumes. In the courtyard of the museum, we attend a course of traditional Greek dances, accompanied by a treat (in Greek: “kerasma”) with different varieties of olives, local cheese, “koulouria” (a kind of Greek bagels with sesame seeds) or bread, local sweets, water. We recommend visiting the area during the folk festival “panigiraki”, at the Orthodox celebration of St.George (usually on April 23). The traditional festival maintains age-old Greek customs of festivals stemming from antiquity, like the dance of the elders, rock-lifting, stone-throwing, shot-put, wrestling, the uphill races for elders, men and youth, the banquet at the churchyard, the Roumeli feast, etc.

 

Highlights:

  • Discover the authentic side of Central Greece
  • Take a Greek dances course
  • Taste a local treat

Activities

Tour Summary

Duration

3 hours

Period of Operation: Throughout the year

Price / person:

  • 55€/person for min 6 participants
  • 65€/person for min 5 participants
  • 80€/person for min 4 participants  (for less or more participants please contact us)

Tour Details

Tour inclusions
  • English speaking Trekking Hellas Guide
  • Traditional folk dance lesson
  • Greek traditional snack
  • Visit to the museum of folk arts
  • Taxes

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Timetable

10:00: Meeting at the entrance of Arachova Folk Art Museum

10:00 – 10:30: Visit the Folk Art Museum

10:30 – 13:00: Traditional Greek Dance course

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