10 Culinary Stops in Arachova

As the nights draw in, we explore ten culinary stops in the charming mountainside town of Arachova, one of Greece’s favorite wintertime destinations.


Zamba Cafe

This historic café first opened its doors when Arachova was the commercial livestock center of Viotia, long before it became a popular tourist destination. With timeless charm, but without overdoing the nostalgia, it serves appetizers, eggs in many variations (fried, kagianas, with tomato, with kavourma), pies, cheeses, delicious pickles, and a nice selection of spoon sweets.

Info

Tel. (+30) 22670.310.48

O Tea Pineis

Greek-Russian Athena Boboli has created one of the most extraordinary shops in Arachova, selling Russian teas and herbs from Mount Parnassos on the ground floor and functioning as a fabulous café on the upper floor. Head up for a mini-tea seminar with tea served à la Russian, from ornate samovars (traditional Russian tea urns) and porcelain mugs. The knowledge and enthusiasm of the owner will encourage you fall in love with the ritual of tea.

Info

Tel. (+30) 22670.316.06

Sehre Café

A place that loves good food, with a mix of domestic and international influences. The Black Angus ribs with chestnut cream and mushrooms, the ragout (stew) with handmade potato gnocchi, the kebab with tomato, smoked paprika, eggplant, and Arachova sheep’s yogurt are some of the dishes you will find here. It is a familiar hangout for the skiers on their way up to Mount Parnassos, who visit it regularly and also pick up bottled cold brew coffee for their excursions to the mountain.

Fterolakka

A beloved hangout among the locals of Arachova, complete with delicious food and polite staff. Here the menu is not read from a list but is stuck on bottles. Stop by for stews, grilled meat, and an awesome beetroot salad with sour apple, walnut and yogurt sauce. Ask to try the local Vasilia tsipouro.

Info

Sehre Café: Tel. (+30) 22670.315.18

Fterolakka: Tel. (+30) 22670.311.04

Panagiota

In the pantheon of Arachova’s eateries, Panagiota has fed eminent personalities, as can be seen from the many thank you notes on the wall. Here, the food is about family, with plenty of focus on delicious meat dishes. The cheesecake also stands out for its extraordinary taste and presentation.

Info

Tel. (+30) 22670.329.33

E Bar-Restaurant

What is most impressive here is the large patio that fills the space with light. This beautiful space, ideal for groups of friends to meet for a relaxed morning coffee or a quiet read of the newspaper, serves a variety of dishes, from pancakes and croque monsieur to pumpkin soufflé and noodles with beef ragout.

Barile Resto Vino Bar

Open from early in the morning until late at night, as many places in Arachova are, this bar’s cellar boasts a superb selection of wines. As for its food menu, the chef brings together Asian traditions with Balkan (Roumeli) cuisine. Try the bao buns with spetsofai (traditional dish with sausage and peppers) and the spring rolls stuffed with wild boar stew.

Info

E Bar-Restaurant: Tel. (+30) 22670.311.58

Barile Resto Vino Bar: Tel. (+30) 22670.310.07

Tavola Ristorante Arachova

A restaurant with a warm atmosphere, perfect for wintertime. It’s also the ideal choice for those who love good Italian cuisine and are curious to see how Loukas Syros, a passionate Greek chef, interprets it. Try the mushroom risotto.

Info

Tavola Ristorante Arachova: Tel. (+30) 697.343.1969

Lois

At a destination like Arachova, where eateries like to experiment with new flavors and follow the trends of the season, the simple, traditional, well-wrapped souvlaki of Lois is a breath of fresh air. A constant on the local street food scene, all visitors to the town should try it at least once.

Yuki Mountain Bar

This popular sushi bar is a relatively new arrival in town, having opened in the middle of last December. You’ll come in the evening for mainstream music, sushi, premium drinks, and cocktails with an Asian twist, such as the Sake Martini.

Info

Lois: Tel. (+30) 22670-32848

Yuki Mountain Bar: Tel. (+30) 22670-29158



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