Santa Marina Arachova Resort and Spa
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There is something special about arriving at a hotel at night--knowing that the view outside one's window must be extraordinary. I can't tell you how excited I was for the sun to rise, and how breathtaking the view was that welcomed the morning in Arachova, an upscale ski resort on Mt. Parnassus, about two hours from Athens. On the highway leaving …
... town called Arahova, famous for its rug making, and were treated to an enormous multi-dish meal for only ten euro a person. They brought out multiple plates of tzaziki with baskets of bread toasted in seasoned olive oil and three HUGE serving platters full of a wide array of foods. I wish I had a picture for you to do this experience justice. But, unfortunately, I do not.
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We saw the majesty of ancient Delphi, including the Temple
of Apollo, where the oracle once prophesied.
This ancient sanctuary is beautifully set in a landscape fit for a god,
at the foot of a mountain with a vista over olive groves ...
... it to a piece of wood. They paint on the canvas as the picture
shows. The woman is showing us a piece
of gold leaf that they glue to the painting.
We stopped in the mountains at the monument erected in
memory of Oedipus Rex. This is where he
murdered his father in order to marry his mother.
Doug found an icon on his own.
Then the view of the mountains outside our hotel ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsSanta Marina Arachova Resort and Spa
We were in Arachova on a business trip off-season, so we missed some of the delights of a first-class hotel--breakfast (which was sumptuous) was delivered to my terrace view as there were no other guests. The town was a close walk and interesting. The hotel must be fabulous during ski season.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.