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Arachova is located in the western part of the prefecture of Viotia. It is one of the highest towns. It is located at the 16th km NW of Athens and 12km E of Delphi.

The area around Arachova is mainly grasslands and rocky landscape with a few bushes. It sits on a mountain which is located in the south and the Parnassus mountains in the north. It sits above the valley where a river flows to Livadeia and the Cephissus River.

Arachova is a touristic attraction because of the proximity to popular Delphi but was developed in the late 20th century with a ski resort.

The traditions and popular activities are maintained and are celebrated by the inhabitants. Traditional dances, the reviving of the fight of Arachova against the Turks as well as meals. Traditional cheese include Formaella (which is sold only in Arachova) and Tsipouro (a grappa like liquor).

The skiing resorts of Parnassus are situated in the northwest on the Parnassus. It is the most modern and largest skiing resorts in Greece.