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For the village in Aetolia-Acarnania, see Platanos, Aetolia-Acarnania. For the village in Arcadia, see Iraia. For the village in Laconia, see Karyes.
Arachova is located in Greece
Coordinates 38°29′N 22°35′E / 38.483°N 22.583°E / 38.483; 22.583Coordinates: 38°29′N 22°35′E / 38.483°N 22.583°E / 38.483; 22.583
Country: Greece
Administrative region: Central Greece
Regional unit: Boeotia
Municipality: Distomo-Arachova-Antikyra
Mayor: Ioannis Patsantaras
Population statistics (as of 2011)[1]
Municipal unit
 - Population: 2,770
 - Area: 139.45 km2 (54 sq mi)
 - Density: 20 /km2 (51 /sq mi)
Time zone: EET/EEST (UTC+2/3)
Elevation (center): 968 m (3,176 ft)
Postal code: 320 04
Telephone: 22670
Auto: ΒΙ

Arachova (Greek: Αράχωβα, also Αράχοβα) is a mountain town and a former municipality in the western part of Boeotia, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Distomo-Arachova-Antikyra, of which it is a municipal unit.[2] Its name is of South Slavic origin, and denotes a place with walnut trees. It is a tourist destination due to its location in the mountains, its traditions and its proximity to Delphi. Greek rebels under Georgios Karaiskakis defeated the Ottomans at the 1826 Battle of Arachova. The cheese Formaela from Arachova has been designated as a protected designation of origin.[3]


Arachova is situated at about 970 m elevation on the southern slope of Mount Parnassus, above the valley of the small river Pleistos. It is located 8 km E of Delphi, 9 km northwest of Distomo, 18 km southeast of Amfissa and 26 km west of Livadeia. The Greek National Road 48 (Naupactus - Delphi - Livadeia) passes through the town. The Parnassos Ski Centre is situated to the north.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 2,910
1991 3,084
2001 4,158
2011 2,770



  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (xls 2,7 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece.  (Greek)
  2. ^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
  3. ^ WIPO

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