Arachova ( Greece ), in Sterea, is built on the southern side of Mount Parnassos at altitude of 900-1000 meters, 160 km away from Athens and 25km from Livadia. The town has an ancient history and played an important role in the struggle of 1821. It is built into the steep cliffs of the mountain and is truly a sight to be seen. It is a great mountain/ski town full of shops selling local products. The ski resort of Parnassos is 20-25 km from Arachova and is the largest and most organized in Greece.