Travel to Galaxidi, the noble naval city of Greece
On the southern coastline of Central Greece, in an inland part of the Gulf of Corinth, is Galaxidi, a beautiful and picturesque town in the prefecture of Fokida. Surrounded by towering lush mountains, Galaxidi is coquettishly mirrored in the waters of its sea and with its rich history and naval tradition and its authentic character, unchanged over time, it emerges as a popular destination, ready to meet any expectation.
Colorful boats moored on the beautiful, paved waterfront compose the coastal front of Galaxidi, with the two natural picturesque ports, Agora and Chirolakas, welcoming every visitor. With its gaze always facing the sea, Galaxidi stretches in an amphitheatrical way to the top of the hill, where the imposing church of Agios Nikolaos dominates, which with the adjacent church of Agia Paraskevi, become reference points of the religious life of the city. Countless cobbled streets and alleys reveal neighborhoods that host beautiful captain's houses and mansions, witnessing the area's former economic prosperity, while the highly preserved Old School building and the Girl's School still reflect significant architectural value.
In the park of Galaxidi stands the tomb of Lokros and the ruins of ancient Oianthi, while the Naval and Ethnological Museum presents in detail the remarkable naval tradition of the place and the marble monument in Heroes' Square pays tribute to the numerous warriors of the Balkan wars. Along the coast, with the small islets, opposite the port, a nice route will lead to the beautiful pine grove of Pera Panda, where the International Monument of the Sailors' Woman will move you through its simple expressiveness, as the female figure , raising her hand she nods towards the sea and the small island with the chapel of Ai Giorgis at the top. Finally, getaways to Parnassos, Delphi and Arachova, but also to nearby Itea, will ideally complete a trip full of images of indescribable beauty and charm.
Food and local cuisine
The area is famous for a wide range of local products of excellent quality. Fresh fish and seafood are at the forefront of local cuisine along with high quality meat, dairy and cheese. Try hunting, handmade pasta of all kinds, pies and definitely the excellent rice revani and galaktoboureko, which will excite you.
When to visit Galaxidi
Travel to Galaxidi from spring to late autumn and enjoy to the fullest its natural beauty, nearby beaches and excursions to areas of archaeological interest.
How to move to Galaxidi
Moving from/to Galaxidi
Go to Galaxidi by road. From Northern Greece through the Thessaloniki-Lamia National Road. At Thermopylae, turn towards the Amfissa - Nafpaktos - Antirrio road until you reach Galaxidi. From Athens through the Athens - Lamia National Road. At the junction of the Castle follow the axis to Orchomenos and Livadia and then the road to Itea - Galaxidi.
Transportation in Galaxidi
Transportation to Galaxidi is done by private car. The city offers beautiful walking routes and bicycle use, while taxis can take you to nearby destinations.