Cradled in the lush green Parnassos (in the north west of the mountain), the small village of Agoriani (also known as Eptalofos) is considered by many as Arachova's rival. Tiny and picturesque, it is located 25 km from the favorite winter resort.
The small traditional village, situated at an altitude of 850 meters, is thrust into the dense forest and is ideal for a break from the glamorous Arachova.
Here the houses are made from stone and the central square sits under the shade of the old sycamores with the gushing water from the waterfall acting as a natural soundtrack. You can taste traditional delicacies and natter with friends over wine in the 2-3 little taverns.
There are very few hotels here as it does not embrace mass tourism in an effort to preserve its authenticity. As for the people in Agoriani, their generous hospitality will lure you into come back again and again.
The village has a Folklore Museum, which provides information about life in the village from the early 20th century. Lastly, the main attractions here are the small 19th century church of Agion Anargyron with its seven fountains and the church of Agia Paraskevi with Angelos Sikelianos' oak, where the famous writer sat to meditate.