Galaxidi belongs to the prefecture of Phocis and is built at the location of the ancient Oianthis, on a small peninsula surrounded by sea and different kinds of beaches.
It is located close to Delphi, so you can combine the love for the ancient history with a wonderful holiday in Galaxidi. Nevertheless, the visitor has the chance to admire the traditional houses, which gives him the impression that time stopped at the time of its blooming.
For your stay in Galaxidi and the close areas, you will find many hotels, traditional hotels, renovated mansions, of many categories and with prices variety.
Do not forget to visit the museum which houses exhibits mainly of maritime themes and has also a superb collection of arms from the War of 1821.
Also do not forget to visit the Folk Museum in the city, housed in a unique building of Mr. Angeli.
Other places of interest are also the church of St. Nicholas, a unique art carved iconostasis, the church of Agia Paraskevi with the zodiac circle on the floor and a sundial in the courtyard, the Church of St. John of Damascus with an image of Damascinos, and the church of Prophet Elijah with the old icons.
At the city Park you will see two more monuments of antiquity: the Tomb of Locros, and the ruins of the ancient wall of Oianthi, which were built there.
The picturesque streets with the old but renovated mansions and others, will fill you with a sweet nostalgia for the past and will remind you that there where people maintain the traditional architecture of the place, you can not help but admire its superiority in comparison with the architecture of cities.
The jasmines and geraniums, which are scattered everywhere, will surely improve your mood, making you feel that you never want to leave. Of great beauty are also distinguishe the buildings of Tsalangyra, i.e. the City Hall, the Customs, the School for Girls and of course even the simplest houses, mainly neoclassical, that are renowned for their elegance and finesse.
And if you appreciate the view, you can go to the Abbey of Transfiguration, which is located three kilometres from Galaxidi. The route is beautiful as you walk through endless fields of olive trees and once you reach there, you will see the entire city in front of your eyes.
During your stay in Galaxidi do not forget to try the amazing seafood served in ouzo-shops and taverns where the prices are usually quite low.
Also try the famous ravani and the local almond sweet, which competes in sweetness with the sweetness of the town.
In terms of entertainment, you will find several bars if you choose to visit after winter. Otherwise, those are open, will reward you with a joyful spirit.
Galaxidi is a town of exceptional beauty and of nature. You should definitely visit as soon as possible to escape from the routine of everyday life and to understand how a city without actually having something unique or innovative to show, the love and the desire of the residents may amaze you so much that you will want to stay here forever.
Maritime Museum of Galaxidi
The building that houses the museum was built in 1868-1870. In 1979 it was renovated, equipped and now houses the whole museum. In the two large halls there are items clustered related to the ships and the sea, having the title "Maritime Gallery".
Dr. Ef. Vlamis is the initiator and the founder of the gallery since 1928. Then, paintings collected of sailing ships, nautical instruments and figureheads which were the first material. From the gallery's exhibits the most remarkable are the paintings of the sailing ships, the carved figure heads of female forms, the navigational instruments, the ships' logs, the books of registry of Galaxidian caravans and the paintings of the painter and captain Peter Petrantza.
In a special showcase the "Chronicle of Galaxidi"is stored, which was published by K. N. Sathas in 1865.
For your stay in Galaxidi, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In area of Galaxidi, as well as in many other areas of Fokida, there are hotels, guesthouses, rooms, furnished apartments and studios, various accommodation categories and types, that can satisfy every visitor's wants and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
Access to Galaxidi is possible through the existing road network.
The road route from Athens to Galaxidi
The road route from Patra to Galaxidi
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.