Sightseeing & Activities

Welcome to beautiful Galaxidi

Galaxidi is a charming coastal town located in central Greece. The town is known for its rich maritime history, beautiful architecture, and delicious local cuisine. Some of the most popular sights worth visiting are the following.  So arm yourself with an exploratory spirit and a camera and visit some of the sights that stand out.

Historic Sites & Museums

One of the highlights is the Kalafatis area, which houses the carved tombs of the classical period. These tombs are a testament to the ancient Greek civilization and provide an insight into their beliefs and practices.
Another sight to behold is the section of the ancient wall near the beach, which was built to protect the town of Galaxidi. It is a reminder of the town's historical significance and the importance of protecting oneself from invaders. The Tomb of King Locros, an early Christian catacomb, is also worth visiting. This tomb is shrouded in mystery, and visitors can only speculate about the stories it holds.
The Nautical and Historical Museum of Galaxidi is a must-visit for anyone interested in maritime history. The museum was built in 1868 and recently rebuilt to host one of the richest collections of nautical instruments and paintings of sailing ships. Visitors can learn about the town's seafaring history and the role it played in the development of Greece's maritime industry.
Finally, the Folklore Museum is another gem of Galaxidi. Housed in a listed mansion, it showcases local traditional costumes, embroidery, and other exhibits. The museum provides visitors with an opportunity to learn about the town's culture and traditions, and how they have evolved over time. Overall, Galaxidi offers a unique blend of ancient history, maritime culture, and traditional customs that make it a truly captivating destination.

Religious Attractions

– The Church of Saint Nicolas with the unique beauty and style, hand carved wooden temple
- The Church of The Holy Friday with the extremely accurate sunflower – zodiac, which is carved on the church floor
- The Byzantine Monastery of Savior Metamorfoseos built in 1250 AD, in the hill of Holy Trinity (offers magnificent view of the town)

Natural Attractions

– St. George island (it has two chapels)
– Apsifia island (it has an iron lighthouse built in1887
– The Cave in Mamas square (used as the towns natural fridge and much later as a disco club)
– The formation of the natural creeks who give Galaxidi the beauty of an island
– The picturesque harbor with its fishing boats and yachts
– The magnificent pine forest which surrounds the harbor

Short Excursions

– The Archaeological site of Delphi ( the famous oracle ) , where in ancient times believed to be the navel of the Earth ( center of the earth)
– The National Park of mountain Parnassus where you can find impressive sinkholes, caves and rocky peaks and a great variety of flora and fauna
– Parnassus ski center and indulge in a variety of winter sports
– The island Trizonia opposite the village of Glyfada (the only inhabited island in the gulf of Corinth)
– The Mining Them Park Vagoneto unique in the Greek area ( travel to the center of the earth )
– Mornos dam and the lake that creates
– The Castle of Nafpaktos and the picturesque harbor of the town
– The Castle of Amfissa and the remaining tanneries in the region
– The Hani of Gravia old inn where the homonymous battle was held
– Plethora of small picturesque mountain and coastal villages.

Nearby Attractions

Exercise your talent in winter sports in the ski resort of Parnassus (19 tracks will meet the expectations of the most demanding skiers )
A unique experience for lovers of hiking , offers the canyon of Rekka due to the versatility of the route ( Giona – Viniani )
A magnet for climbers – hikers is the European path E4 , crossing Parnassus , Giona and Vardousia
For Aero sport, there are many slopes, ideal for parachuting (Prophet Elias in Malandrino, Kofinas Amfissa etc.)
The natural coves formed along the Corinthian Gulf are ideal for fishing
If you just want to swim, there are many beaches that will meet your needs from Galaxidi up to Nafpaktos ( just pick which beach suits you ) .

Local Food

Galaxidi is a foodie's paradise with a diverse range of culinary options that cater to every palate. If you're a seafood lover, you'll be delighted by the fresh and flavorful seafood dishes available in this naval town. Meat enthusiasts can indulge in delicious grilled meats and savory stews that are sure to satisfy their cravings. And for those with a sweet tooth, the town's delightful selection of desserts and pastries are a must-try. Galaxidi's local cuisine is truly a feast for the senses, and no matter what your taste preferences are, you're sure to find a dish that will tantalize your taste buds.

How to reach Galaxidi

Μeans of Τransport: There are daily bus services from Athens and Thessaloniki to Galaxidi.
Distances in Kilometers: Athens airport 230km | Araxos airport 137.5km | Delphi 38km | Athens 210km | Thessaloniki 381km | Patras 126km | Livadia 69km | Lamia 73km