Description

Clock & Bridge
Clock & Bridge
Clock & Bridge
Clock & Bridge
Clock & Bridge

The majestic Clock is one of the most characteristic sights on arriving in Arachova. Built in the 18th century, it stands proud on the Tiria Rock (so-called because it was used for guarding cheeses, though during the Nazi occupation the locals used it to hide their valuables) at the entrance to the village.
What you see today, was not rescued from back then. The original Clock could not withstand the devastating 1870 earthquake and collapsed. It also experienced a similar fate in March 1944 when the Germans, amid all the devastation caused to the village, blew it up.
The current Clock, The Time as the locals call it, was built in 1966. The Abbot of the Osios Loukas Monastery, Nektarios Kamvasinos, rebuilt it at his own expense giving it its current form. Considered to be a landmark and monument of the village it contributes, in a beautiful way, to an imaginary journey back in time.
Under the Clock, at the entrance to the village, you can walk over the Bridge which "hides" some beautiful arches below. What is certain is that during your stay in Arachova you will cross it many times as it marks the beginning and end of the main street.