The beauty of Arkochori


It is almost wedged between two hills, those of Saint Athanasios and of Saint Demetrios respectively, almost invisible, hidden in the dense forest with oak and chestnut trees. Arkochori (former Arkoudochori) is standing on the paths of ancient nomadic herds which were taken to their summer grazing grasslands and on pathways that the bear would open in its path, hence the name of the village (Arkouda = Bear).

Today Arkochori is inhabited by only a few permanent residents. However, it never looks deserted. The ‘Arkoudochorites’ of the nearby city of Naoussa (permanent residents of Arkoudochori) continue their traditional occupations in the village, such as logging, charcoal production, livestock keeping and beekeeping.