Holidays in Viotia

Viotia info

Viotia, the inestimable treasure of Central Greece, prevails in dignity, among innumerable other magnificent regions of the gifted country of Greece. The non-identical prefecture of Viotia, located in the heart of Central Greece, borders with Attica on the east, Fhiotida and Fokida on the west, the Evoikos gulf on the north and the Corinthian gulf on the south. The prefecture of Viotia covers a wide area and has 134.100 inhabitants. Your exploratory traveling through the pure natural beauty, the untamed land and the untrodden sites, as well as your wandering through the traditional and picturesque towns, villages and settlements that are interspersed all over the magnificent landscape, shall definitely impress you. The exquisite natural beauties and the human creations compose the irresistible appeal and the incomparable individuality of the prefecture of Viotia. Livadia, the cosmic capital, shall be your starting point for an interesting journey among the very promising prefecture of Viotia. Thiva, Tanagra, Heronia, Aliartos, Distomo are a few of the settlements that are worth visiting in order to admire the sheer beauty and the archaeological value of the whole prefecture. However, the unrivaled center of attraction that the prefecture of Viotia has to present is the renowned settlement of Arahova. Arahova is a mountainous hamlet famous for its weavings and the production of wine. Built at the foot of the mountain Parnassus, Arahova is a very scenic settlement full of narrow uphill alleys, stone built houses and a spectacular view to the lowland. Arahova is also considered to be one of the most ideal resorts for your winter vacations due to the fact that it is located at a close distance to Parnassus and has direct access to the most organized ski center of the greater region. Combining both mountainous and seaside settlements, the prefecture of Viotia is an ideal destination for incarnating the summer or the winter vacations that you have always been dreaming about. The synthesis of grandeur that the impeccable prefecture of Viotia offers to every visitor shall definitely captivate you sight, your heart and your soul.

Airtickets to Viotia

Viotia doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Athens airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Viotia by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Viotia

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in Livadia, Arahova, Thiva and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Viotia hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Viotia

In order to reach Viotia without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Athens airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Viotia

The prefecture's lazy capital, Livadia, lies in a gorge where the springs of Erkina flow, against a backdrop of a 14th-century medieval castle that's surprisingly well preserved. The castle is on the hill of Profitis Ilias, where it is said the Oracle of Zeus Trofonios was. Unlike the rest of the prefecture, Livadia is quite green because of its twin springs, Memory and Forgetfulness (Mnemosyne and Lethe).The sites around this prefecture are not visited by mass tourism, which makes them all the more magical. Among these is the Lion of Chaironia (or Heronia), where Philip of Macedonia had defeated the forces of other city-states in Greece. There are some remains of a theatre and acropolis not far, with a modest archaeological museum. Nearby, Orhomenos represents one of the richest and oldest cities in ancient Greece. Today, the town has a notable Byzantine church and Mycenaean tomb as well as other landmarks, well worth visiting after before a lunch of superior trout from the well-watered area and delicious melons. Last but not least, a visit to Osios Loukas – a fascinating Byzantine monastery with a powerful aura – must be part of your visit to Viotia. The religious complex is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site and is found in a serene valley.

Travel tourism information in Viotia

•Livadia (capital)
•Police:                   +30 22610 28900
•Municipality:          +30 22610 28064
•Hospital:                +30 22610 20051-58
•Bus Terminal:        +30 22610 28336
•Thiva
•Police:                    +30 22620 27681
•Municipality:           +30 22620 22621
•Hospital:                 +30 22620 24444
•Bus Terminal:        +30 22620 27512
•Arahova
•Police:                    +30 22670 32000
•Municipality:           +30 22670 31318 
•Bus Terminal:         +30 22670 31356

Restaurants and nightlife in Viotia

Viotia is a meat lovers' paradise, particularly when it comes to grilled meat and on the spit. This includes all the Greek favourites such as Paidakia (lamb cutlets), Kokoretsi (lamb intestine wrapped with offal, grilled on a horizontal skewer), Kontosouvli (big pieces of pork grilled on the skewer) and various Sausages. Winter sees more hearty dishes as vegetable soups, bean soups and the like, while fish features highly in coastal regions. Try the fresh fish in the tavernas by the sea such as Alyki, Agios Nikolaos, Ai Yiannis and Saranti. Vegetarians will revel in the local herb pies, cheese pies and pastries, as well as tiganopsomo (fried kind of bread/pie). Local cheeses are heavenly, especially the light formaela of Arahova, as well as others called shanotiri and opsimotiri. The latter is made with sheep's yoghurt that's been aged with salt for three days. Olive oil, local wine and the anis-based raki drink are also on offer. The wines coming from the Askri vineyards are excellent, while Distomo is particularly known for its excellent raki.

Special places of interest in Viotia

Swimming in the area is a pleasure, with clean waters and fine beaches. Some of these are Distomo, Agios Vasilios, Karachalios, Kalamaki, Agios Isidoros, Antikyra, Vathi Avlidas, Sarandi and Faros.