Attractions In Fokida

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Agia Paraskevi Church, Galaxidi
Central Greece / Fokida

This church is known for its solar calendar in its roof, a zodiac cycle embedded in its floor and unique sundial in its forecourt, a rarity in churches that here reflects the maritime overtones of the town.

Agios Augustinos and Agios Serafim, Trikorfo
Central Greece / Fokida

The tradition of monasteries continues in modern times with the recent construction of this magnificent masterpiece, the monastery of Agios Augustinos and Agios Serafim of Sarof, in the village of Trikorfo. It boasts the largest belfry in the world, with 60 bells and 400 gongs ringing loud and captivating listeners.

Agios Nikolaos Church, Galaxidi
Central Greece / Fokida

In Galaxidi, the church of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) is well known for its carved icon screen made from wood.

Ancient Kirra in Itea
Central Greece / Fokida

Near Itea on the seaside, there used to be an ancient settlement called Kirra, dating back to at least 3,000 BC. Although no one knows its exact origins, it is believed that merchants from Crete established the city. Kirra flourished after 1100 BC as a port city which was the gateway to Delphi. It was surrounded by walls and dotted with temples dedicated to Leto, Apollo and Artemis, including grand statues. The city’s heydays probably ended in AD 740 with a massive earthquake that hit the area. Today, only parts of a medieval tower remain.

Ancient Krisa in Chrisso
Central Greece / Fokida

Chrisso, so called because an ancient town called Krisa stood once in its place back in the 14th or 15th centuries BC, displays remains of walls near Stefani hill at the southern side of the Chrisso. Also the hippodrome of Delphi for the Pythian games was in Chrisso long ago, but not much remains of it.

Ancient Lilea or Lilaia
Central Greece / Fokida

The modern village of Lilaia near Polidrossos is built on the ancient city by the same name, inhabited from the early Helladic period (2800-2100 BC). The fortification walls at the citadel summit indicate traces of a constructional phase before the city was destroyed by Phillip II. Another part of the fortress dates back to the rebuilding phase after the reign of Phillip II. In 200 BC the city was under siege by King Phillip V but it revolted and gained its liberty. The city was also mentioned often in the accounts of Strabo, Ptolemy, Pliny and Pausanias, who noted an agora, theatre, baths, sanctuary to Apollo and one to Artemis. Both temples featured marble statues of the gods in standing posture, made by Athenian sculptors. Lilaia was constantly inhabited until the Byzantine era but soon thereafter fell into decay and was abandoned. Today, walls from antiquity and remains of a castle that are still visible.

Ancient Tritea
Central Greece / Fokida

Lying to the northwest of the bay of Itea at a height of 380 meters, the ancient settlement of Tritea was home to the Ozolians and the Lokrians as recently as 30 BC. At that time it fell under the dominion of the Roman Governor of Achaia. Some ruins remain near the new village of Kolopetinitsa.

Annunciation Cathedral, Amfissa
Central Greece / Fokida

In Amfissa enthusiasts of Orthodox and Byzantine churches must visit the Annunciation Cathedral with its painted murals by Spiros Papaloukas, as well as the Sotiros Byzantine Church from the 11th or 12th century.

Archaeological Collection and Naval Museum of Galaxidi
Central Greece / Fokida

Two museums in one building, the Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi reflects life in antiquity including commerce, burial and more, with findings dating grom the Bronze age to the late antique period. In the same traditional building lies the Naval and Ethnological Museum which reflects the strong ties that this once flourishing maritime town has to the sea. Sea maps, model ships and paintings are on display here, as well as weapons from the war of independence.

Argyriou Winery and Guesthouse
Central Greece / Fokida

Winery and Guesthouse both located within the village of Polydroso, surrounded by a small vineyard.Was expanded in 2011, in two areas.You can only experience the variety of wines in the specially designed place (cellar) or if you wish to reside in Polydroso.

Castle of Kastriotissa
Central Greece / Fokida

In Kastriotissa, very much inland behind the Mornos lake and the highest village in the region at 1,260 meters, there are ruins of an ancient castle which lie at the southwest end of the village, as well as large blocks of stone from the era of the Ophioneis Aetolians. The town is named after the castle.

Castle of Salona, Amfissa
Central Greece / Fokida

Visit the castle of Salona in Amfissa, also known as the Castle of Orgia or Oria, where an ancient acropolis once stood and where there are remnants and ruins from many different eras in history. The castle walls look impressive as you enter the town.

Church of Ioannis Prodromos, Kirra
Central Greece / Fokida

In Kirra, there is the small church of Ioannis Prodromos (or John the Baptist) is well known for its thermal spring or ‘Agioneri’ which is said to help alleviate stomach problems.

Church of the Ascension, Nea Koukoura
Central Greece / Fokida

Also in Efpalio the old church of the Ascension of the Savior in Nea Koukoura and the small monastery of Agios Ioannis of Efpalio, constructed in an original Byzantine technique, are worth seeing.

Church of the Taxiarchs, Desfina
Central Greece / Fokida

The Church of the Taxiarchs, built in the 12th century, is found on the grounds of Agios Charalambos church and features impressive if partly incomplete wall paintings.

Delphi and the Oracle
Central Greece / Fokida

Arguably one of the most important spiritual focal points in antiquity worldwide, Delphi and its famed oracle are visited by thousands of tourists every month and it is well worth it. In summer it is best visited in the afternoon when there are less people and organized tours.

Echedameia and Medeon in Desfina
Central Greece / Fokida

The Echedameia and Medeon in Desfina area boasts ruins and circular graves that are present at Echedameia, which were destroyed by Phillip II of Macedonia around 350 BC. Another site in the same municipality called Syro-Kastro features remains of an ancient settlement called Medeon, also destroyed by Phillip II.

Efpalio Folklore Museum
Central Greece / Fokida

If you’re in Efpalio, you can visit the folk art or popular art museum which reflects the works and handicrafts of the people of this area.

Eptastomos Cave
Central Greece / Fokida

The Eptastomos cave (meaning seven-mouthed cave) has seven openings where according to recent study is home to the southern-most glacier in Europe, some 70 meters deep!

Gravia Museum, Gravia
Central Greece / Fokida

In the village of Gravia, the Gravia Inn has become a museum that shows how the Greeks succeeded in their revolution against Ottoman occupation. There are also graves of World War I soldiers in the town.

Ioannis Prodromos Monastery, Desfina
Central Greece / Fokida

The Monastery of Ioannis Prodromos in Desfina overlooks the plateau and features awe-inspiring hagiography. Also in Desfina and more on the lower side of the plateau the church of the Taxiarchs features hagiography that supposedly protected the rebels of the Greek revolution.

John the Baptist Monastery, Artotina
Central Greece / Fokida

The Monastery of Ioannis Vaptistis (John the Baptist) in Artotina, high on Mount Vardoussia, played an important role in the War of Independence, where hero Athanasios Diakos said his vows before marching into battle. Today it is a very serene place set in nature, beside the E4 hiking path.

Kallipolis and other sites in Lidoriki
Central Greece / Fokida

There’s an archaeological museum tucked away in Lidoriki as well as notable archaeological sites in the area. At an altitude of 400 meters the area near the village of Kallio used to be known as Kallipolis, which was overrun by the Gaules in 278 BC.  The city is now submerged under Lake Mornos which was created artificially, although many byzantine and ancient artefacts/ruins were retrieved, with many ending up in the Archaeological Museum of Lidoriki. At Lefkaditi some 700 meters above sea level, there are archaeological sites including a fortress and a settlement. The same applies for Koniakos at an altitude of 1,000 meters with remains of an ancient and medieval fortress.

Kefalogiofyro, Efpalio
Central Greece / Fokida

Kefalogiofyro in Efpalio represents the narrow pass across the Mornopotamos river, considered a unique bridge with impressive architecture. It was used by those who escaped during the exodus of Mesolongi (Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania) in 1826 from the Ottoman siege, sheltering in the Monastery of Varnakova nearby.

Kemessis Theotokou, Gravia
Central Greece / Fokida

A relatively older monastery than others in the area, Kemessis Theotokou Panassaris (Dormition of Virgin Mary) in Gravia was built in 1517. Now an old landmark that is hosts many local feasts and celebrations, the monastery also played a role in sheltering Greek resistance fighters during the war.

Korykio Antro (Pan or Apollo cave)
Central Greece / Fokida

The cave of Apollo also known as Korikyo Cave in the Parnassos National Park is popular with speleologists. The cave lies on the E4 hiking trails and is about a 4-hour walk from Delphi, best approached from the church of Agia Triada. In 1969, French archaeologists discovered bone flutes, Mycenaean shards, a Neolithic male figurine, bronze and iron rings, miniature bronze statuettes and knucklebones used for foretelling (astragolomancy).

Mining Park – Vagonetto
Central Greece / Fokida

More a theme park than a museum, this is a great place to learn about bauxite mining and take an old wagon train into the bowels of the earth to understand how important this mineral was for the people and commercial viability of the area. A great visit for families with children.

Monastery of Metamorphosis, Galaxidi
Central Greece / Fokida

Overlooking the Gulf of Corinth, the Monastery of Metamorphosis Tou Sotira or Transfiguration is the epitome of Byzantine monasteries, complete with old hagiography inside and a picnic ground outside.

Monastery of Panagia Varnakova, near Efpalio
Central Greece / Fokida

The Byzantine Monastery of Panagia Varnakova or Holy Virgin Mary is one of the grander and more important ones in the prefecture, situated on Mount Vardoussia some 20 kilometers away from Efpalio. It was built in 1077 AD was a pillar of Hellenism during a time with the Catholic church hoped to convert the Orthodox. It also played a part in protecting those who escaped from the holocaust of Mesolongi in 1826, so did the monastery of Agios Ioannis of Thermes. Today, chestnut trees and a serene mountainous environment await visitors there. It was built in 1077 AD was a pillar of Hellenism during a time with the Catholic church hoped to convert the Orthodox. It also played a part in protecting those who escaped from the holocaust of Mesolongi in 1826, so did the monastery of Agios Ioannis of Thermes. Today, chestnut trees and a serene mountainous environment await visitors there.

Monastery of the Virgin Mary, Prosilio
Central Greece / Fokida

On a peak of Mount Giona near Prosilio, the Monastery of the Virgin Mary is an attractive post-Byzantine structure with traditional hagiography. It offers a great visit when combined with a hiking trip.

Ozolon Lokron
Central Greece / Fokida

This is another ancient site that not much is known about, other than it was built on the outskirts of Efpalio.

Palaiopanagia Church, Polydrossos
Central Greece / Fokida

Near Polydrossos here is a worthy Byzantine church of Palaiopanagia (also known as Mavromantila or Agia Eleousa). This is a cruciform church of a rare architectural style, with ruins of an ancient temple possibly dedicated to the three graces (treis charites).

Panayia Koutsoufou Monastery, Eratini
Central Greece / Fokida

In the village of Amigdalia (meaning Almond Tree) situated in the hills above Eratini lies the historic monastery of the Panayia Koutsoufou, a more remote religious locale compared to others in the region. The monastery was restored recently, and the view on to the Gulf of Corinth is surreal.

Profitis Ilias Monastery, Chrisso
Central Greece / Fokida

Some 7 kilometres northwest of Chrisso lies the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, at an elevation of 400 meters. It boasts a view of the bountiful olive groves of Amfissa, as well as Galaxidi, the Gulf of Corinth and the Peloponnese mountains across the Gulf. After being destroyed by the Ottomans in 1825 and set on fire by the Italians in 1943, it was slowly rebuilt and its more ancient elements restored. It is now a female monastery with a superb woodcut icon screen depicting the old and new testaments. There are also interesting works by a noted artist from Epirus, in addition to a library of valuable manuscripts and letters dating from the Greek revolution.

Ruins near Malandrino
Central Greece / Fokida

To the North of Malandrino there are remains of a fortress from Hellenistic times. Fortifications of Fyskeis in the area, representing an ancient city and a religious centre for Locris, are still in relatively good condition. Valuable artefacts from this era are in the museum of Delphi.

Saint Nektarios Monastery, Trikorfo
Central Greece / Fokida

Started by a group of nuns in 1991, the Monastery of Saint Nektarios is a relatively young monastery, secluded in the mountains, on the road to lovely Dorida right before the village of Trikorfo. After a harsh beginning, today the Monastery makes a living by selling a variety of products from handmade creams, soap, incense, wooden psalm books, candles, icons, crosses, traditional sweets, homemade local pasta and much more. The monastery is also known for its catacombs.

Sikelianos Museum of Delphic Festivals
Central Greece / Fokida

The enchanting brick and stone home that belonged to the poet Angelos Sikelianos and his wife Eva is now the museum that commemorates their work and the couple’s attempts to revive the Pythian Games. They also staged Greek tragedies in Delphi’s theatre in the 30s. The house offers spectacular views too.

Walls of Pira
Central Greece / Fokida

In the vicinity of the church of Agios Pneumatos there are remains of Cyclopean walls, mostly under and around the temple.

Zoodohos Pigi Church, Sykia
Central Greece / Fokida

In Sykia the inspiring little church of Zooodohos Pigi lies in a cave, where a small pond and icons add to the mystique and sacredness of this intriguing place.

Ancient Kirra in Itea
Central Greece / Fokida

Near Itea on the seaside, there used to be an ancient settlement called Kirra, dating back to at least 3,000 BC. Although no one knows its exact origins, it is believed that merchants from Crete established the city. Kirra flourished after 1100 BC as a port city which was the gateway to Delphi. It was surrounded by walls and dotted with temples dedicated to Leto, Apollo and Artemis, including grand statues. The city’s heydays probably ended in AD 740 with a massive earthquake that hit the area. Today, only parts of a medieval tower remain.

Ancient Krisa in Chrisso
Central Greece / Fokida

Chrisso, so called because an ancient town called Krisa stood once in its place back in the 14th or 15th centuries BC, displays remains of walls near Stefani hill at the southern side of the Chrisso. Also the hippodrome of Delphi for the Pythian games was in Chrisso long ago, but not much remains of it.

Ancient Lilea or Lilaia
Central Greece / Fokida

The modern village of Lilaia near Polidrossos is built on the ancient city by the same name, inhabited from the early Helladic period (2800-2100 BC). The fortification walls at the citadel summit indicate traces of a constructional phase before the city was destroyed by Phillip II. Another part of the fortress dates back to the rebuilding phase after the reign of Phillip II. In 200 BC the city was under siege by King Phillip V but it revolted and gained its liberty. The city was also mentioned often in the accounts of Strabo, Ptolemy, Pliny and Pausanias, who noted an agora, theatre, baths, sanctuary to Apollo and one to Artemis. Both temples featured marble statues of the gods in standing posture, made by Athenian sculptors. Lilaia was constantly inhabited until the Byzantine era but soon thereafter fell into decay and was abandoned. Today, walls from antiquity and remains of a castle that are still visible.

Ancient Tritea
Central Greece / Fokida

Lying to the northwest of the bay of Itea at a height of 380 meters, the ancient settlement of Tritea was home to the Ozolians and the Lokrians as recently as 30 BC. At that time it fell under the dominion of the Roman Governor of Achaia. Some ruins remain near the new village of Kolopetinitsa.

Archaeological Collection and Naval Museum of Galaxidi
Central Greece / Fokida

Two museums in one building, the Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi reflects life in antiquity including commerce, burial and more, with findings dating grom the Bronze age to the late antique period. In the same traditional building lies the Naval and Ethnological Museum which reflects the strong ties that this once flourishing maritime town has to the sea. Sea maps, model ships and paintings are on display here, as well as weapons from the war of independence.

Castle of Kastriotissa
Central Greece / Fokida

In Kastriotissa, very much inland behind the Mornos lake and the highest village in the region at 1,260 meters, there are ruins of an ancient castle which lie at the southwest end of the village, as well as large blocks of stone from the era of the Ophioneis Aetolians. The town is named after the castle.

Delphi and the Oracle
Central Greece / Fokida

Arguably one of the most important spiritual focal points in antiquity worldwide, Delphi and its famed oracle are visited by thousands of tourists every month and it is well worth it. In summer it is best visited in the afternoon when there are less people and organized tours.

Echedameia and Medeon in Desfina
Central Greece / Fokida

The Echedameia and Medeon in Desfina area boasts ruins and circular graves that are present at Echedameia, which were destroyed by Phillip II of Macedonia around 350 BC. Another site in the same municipality called Syro-Kastro features remains of an ancient settlement called Medeon, also destroyed by Phillip II.

Kallipolis and other sites in Lidoriki
Central Greece / Fokida

There’s an archaeological museum tucked away in Lidoriki as well as notable archaeological sites in the area. At an altitude of 400 meters the area near the village of Kallio used to be known as Kallipolis, which was overrun by the Gaules in 278 BC.  The city is now submerged under Lake Mornos which was created artificially, although many byzantine and ancient artefacts/ruins were retrieved, with many ending up in the Archaeological Museum of Lidoriki. At Lefkaditi some 700 meters above sea level, there are archaeological sites including a fortress and a settlement. The same applies for Koniakos at an altitude of 1,000 meters with remains of an ancient and medieval fortress.

Ozolon Lokron
Central Greece / Fokida

This is another ancient site that not much is known about, other than it was built on the outskirts of Efpalio.

Ruins near Malandrino
Central Greece / Fokida

To the North of Malandrino there are remains of a fortress from Hellenistic times. Fortifications of Fyskeis in the area, representing an ancient city and a religious centre for Locris, are still in relatively good condition. Valuable artefacts from this era are in the museum of Delphi.

Walls of Pira
Central Greece / Fokida

In the vicinity of the church of Agios Pneumatos there are remains of Cyclopean walls, mostly under and around the temple.

Castle of Kastriotissa
Central Greece / Fokida

In Kastriotissa, very much inland behind the Mornos lake and the highest village in the region at 1,260 meters, there are ruins of an ancient castle which lie at the southwest end of the village, as well as large blocks of stone from the era of the Ophioneis Aetolians. The town is named after the castle.

Castle of Salona, Amfissa
Central Greece / Fokida

Visit the castle of Salona in Amfissa, also known as the Castle of Orgia or Oria, where an ancient acropolis once stood and where there are remnants and ruins from many different eras in history. The castle walls look impressive as you enter the town.

Eptastomos Cave
Central Greece / Fokida

The Eptastomos cave (meaning seven-mouthed cave) has seven openings where according to recent study is home to the southern-most glacier in Europe, some 70 meters deep!

Korykio Antro (Pan or Apollo cave)
Central Greece / Fokida

The cave of Apollo also known as Korikyo Cave in the Parnassos National Park is popular with speleologists. The cave lies on the E4 hiking trails and is about a 4-hour walk from Delphi, best approached from the church of Agia Triada. In 1969, French archaeologists discovered bone flutes, Mycenaean shards, a Neolithic male figurine, bronze and iron rings, miniature bronze statuettes and knucklebones used for foretelling (astragolomancy).

Agia Paraskevi Church, Galaxidi
Central Greece / Fokida

This church is known for its solar calendar in its roof, a zodiac cycle embedded in its floor and unique sundial in its forecourt, a rarity in churches that here reflects the maritime overtones of the town.

Agios Augustinos and Agios Serafim, Trikorfo
Central Greece / Fokida

The tradition of monasteries continues in modern times with the recent construction of this magnificent masterpiece, the monastery of Agios Augustinos and Agios Serafim of Sarof, in the village of Trikorfo. It boasts the largest belfry in the world, with 60 bells and 400 gongs ringing loud and captivating listeners.

Agios Nikolaos Church, Galaxidi
Central Greece / Fokida

In Galaxidi, the church of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) is well known for its carved icon screen made from wood.

Annunciation Cathedral, Amfissa
Central Greece / Fokida

In Amfissa enthusiasts of Orthodox and Byzantine churches must visit the Annunciation Cathedral with its painted murals by Spiros Papaloukas, as well as the Sotiros Byzantine Church from the 11th or 12th century.

Church of Ioannis Prodromos, Kirra
Central Greece / Fokida

In Kirra, there is the small church of Ioannis Prodromos (or John the Baptist) is well known for its thermal spring or ‘Agioneri’ which is said to help alleviate stomach problems.

Church of the Ascension, Nea Koukoura
Central Greece / Fokida

Also in Efpalio the old church of the Ascension of the Savior in Nea Koukoura and the small monastery of Agios Ioannis of Efpalio, constructed in an original Byzantine technique, are worth seeing.

Church of the Taxiarchs, Desfina
Central Greece / Fokida

The Church of the Taxiarchs, built in the 12th century, is found on the grounds of Agios Charalambos church and features impressive if partly incomplete wall paintings.

Ioannis Prodromos Monastery, Desfina
Central Greece / Fokida

The Monastery of Ioannis Prodromos in Desfina overlooks the plateau and features awe-inspiring hagiography. Also in Desfina and more on the lower side of the plateau the church of the Taxiarchs features hagiography that supposedly protected the rebels of the Greek revolution.

John the Baptist Monastery, Artotina
Central Greece / Fokida

The Monastery of Ioannis Vaptistis (John the Baptist) in Artotina, high on Mount Vardoussia, played an important role in the War of Independence, where hero Athanasios Diakos said his vows before marching into battle. Today it is a very serene place set in nature, beside the E4 hiking path.

Kemessis Theotokou, Gravia
Central Greece / Fokida

A relatively older monastery than others in the area, Kemessis Theotokou Panassaris (Dormition of Virgin Mary) in Gravia was built in 1517. Now an old landmark that is hosts many local feasts and celebrations, the monastery also played a role in sheltering Greek resistance fighters during the war.

Monastery of Metamorphosis, Galaxidi
Central Greece / Fokida

Overlooking the Gulf of Corinth, the Monastery of Metamorphosis Tou Sotira or Transfiguration is the epitome of Byzantine monasteries, complete with old hagiography inside and a picnic ground outside.

Monastery of Panagia Varnakova, near Efpalio
Central Greece / Fokida

The Byzantine Monastery of Panagia Varnakova or Holy Virgin Mary is one of the grander and more important ones in the prefecture, situated on Mount Vardoussia some 20 kilometers away from Efpalio. It was built in 1077 AD was a pillar of Hellenism during a time with the Catholic church hoped to convert the Orthodox. It also played a part in protecting those who escaped from the holocaust of Mesolongi in 1826, so did the monastery of Agios Ioannis of Thermes. Today, chestnut trees and a serene mountainous environment await visitors there. It was built in 1077 AD was a pillar of Hellenism during a time with the Catholic church hoped to convert the Orthodox. It also played a part in protecting those who escaped from the holocaust of Mesolongi in 1826, so did the monastery of Agios Ioannis of Thermes. Today, chestnut trees and a serene mountainous environment await visitors there.

Monastery of the Virgin Mary, Prosilio
Central Greece / Fokida

On a peak of Mount Giona near Prosilio, the Monastery of the Virgin Mary is an attractive post-Byzantine structure with traditional hagiography. It offers a great visit when combined with a hiking trip.

Palaiopanagia Church, Polydrossos
Central Greece / Fokida

Near Polydrossos here is a worthy Byzantine church of Palaiopanagia (also known as Mavromantila or Agia Eleousa). This is a cruciform church of a rare architectural style, with ruins of an ancient temple possibly dedicated to the three graces (treis charites).

Panayia Koutsoufou Monastery, Eratini
Central Greece / Fokida

In the village of Amigdalia (meaning Almond Tree) situated in the hills above Eratini lies the historic monastery of the Panayia Koutsoufou, a more remote religious locale compared to others in the region. The monastery was restored recently, and the view on to the Gulf of Corinth is surreal.

Profitis Ilias Monastery, Chrisso
Central Greece / Fokida

Some 7 kilometres northwest of Chrisso lies the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, at an elevation of 400 meters. It boasts a view of the bountiful olive groves of Amfissa, as well as Galaxidi, the Gulf of Corinth and the Peloponnese mountains across the Gulf. After being destroyed by the Ottomans in 1825 and set on fire by the Italians in 1943, it was slowly rebuilt and its more ancient elements restored. It is now a female monastery with a superb woodcut icon screen depicting the old and new testaments. There are also interesting works by a noted artist from Epirus, in addition to a library of valuable manuscripts and letters dating from the Greek revolution.

Saint Nektarios Monastery, Trikorfo
Central Greece / Fokida

Started by a group of nuns in 1991, the Monastery of Saint Nektarios is a relatively young monastery, secluded in the mountains, on the road to lovely Dorida right before the village of Trikorfo. After a harsh beginning, today the Monastery makes a living by selling a variety of products from handmade creams, soap, incense, wooden psalm books, candles, icons, crosses, traditional sweets, homemade local pasta and much more. The monastery is also known for its catacombs.

Zoodohos Pigi Church, Sykia
Central Greece / Fokida

In Sykia the inspiring little church of Zooodohos Pigi lies in a cave, where a small pond and icons add to the mystique and sacredness of this intriguing place.

Kefalogiofyro, Efpalio
Central Greece / Fokida

Kefalogiofyro in Efpalio represents the narrow pass across the Mornopotamos river, considered a unique bridge with impressive architecture. It was used by those who escaped during the exodus of Mesolongi (Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania) in 1826 from the Ottoman siege, sheltering in the Monastery of Varnakova nearby.

Archaeological Collection and Naval Museum of Galaxidi
Central Greece / Fokida

Two museums in one building, the Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi reflects life in antiquity including commerce, burial and more, with findings dating grom the Bronze age to the late antique period. In the same traditional building lies the Naval and Ethnological Museum which reflects the strong ties that this once flourishing maritime town has to the sea. Sea maps, model ships and paintings are on display here, as well as weapons from the war of independence.

Efpalio Folklore Museum
Central Greece / Fokida

If you’re in Efpalio, you can visit the folk art or popular art museum which reflects the works and handicrafts of the people of this area.

Gravia Museum, Gravia
Central Greece / Fokida

In the village of Gravia, the Gravia Inn has become a museum that shows how the Greeks succeeded in their revolution against Ottoman occupation. There are also graves of World War I soldiers in the town.

Mining Park – Vagonetto
Central Greece / Fokida

More a theme park than a museum, this is a great place to learn about bauxite mining and take an old wagon train into the bowels of the earth to understand how important this mineral was for the people and commercial viability of the area. A great visit for families with children.

Sikelianos Museum of Delphic Festivals
Central Greece / Fokida

The enchanting brick and stone home that belonged to the poet Angelos Sikelianos and his wife Eva is now the museum that commemorates their work and the couple’s attempts to revive the Pythian Games. They also staged Greek tragedies in Delphi’s theatre in the 30s. The house offers spectacular views too.

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Agios Augustinos and Agios Serafim, Trikorfo
Central Greece / Fokida

The tradition of monasteries continues in modern times with the recent construction of this magnificent masterpiece, the monastery of Agios Augustinos and Agios Serafim of Sarof, in the village of Trikorfo. It boasts the largest belfry in the world, with 60 bells and 400 gongs ringing loud and captivating listeners.

Ancient Lilea or Lilaia
Central Greece / Fokida

The modern village of Lilaia near Polidrossos is built on the ancient city by the same name, inhabited from the early Helladic period (2800-2100 BC). The fortification walls at the citadel summit indicate traces of a constructional phase before the city was destroyed by Phillip II. Another part of the fortress dates back to the rebuilding phase after the reign of Phillip II. In 200 BC the city was under siege by King Phillip V but it revolted and gained its liberty. The city was also mentioned often in the accounts of Strabo, Ptolemy, Pliny and Pausanias, who noted an agora, theatre, baths, sanctuary to Apollo and one to Artemis. Both temples featured marble statues of the gods in standing posture, made by Athenian sculptors. Lilaia was constantly inhabited until the Byzantine era but soon thereafter fell into decay and was abandoned. Today, walls from antiquity and remains of a castle that are still visible.

Delphi and the Oracle
Central Greece / Fokida

Arguably one of the most important spiritual focal points in antiquity worldwide, Delphi and its famed oracle are visited by thousands of tourists every month and it is well worth it. In summer it is best visited in the afternoon when there are less people and organized tours.

Eptastomos Cave
Central Greece / Fokida

The Eptastomos cave (meaning seven-mouthed cave) has seven openings where according to recent study is home to the southern-most glacier in Europe, some 70 meters deep!

Kefalogiofyro, Efpalio
Central Greece / Fokida

Kefalogiofyro in Efpalio represents the narrow pass across the Mornopotamos river, considered a unique bridge with impressive architecture. It was used by those who escaped during the exodus of Mesolongi (Prefecture of Aitoloakarnania) in 1826 from the Ottoman siege, sheltering in the Monastery of Varnakova nearby.

Mining Park – Vagonetto
Central Greece / Fokida

More a theme park than a museum, this is a great place to learn about bauxite mining and take an old wagon train into the bowels of the earth to understand how important this mineral was for the people and commercial viability of the area. A great visit for families with children.

Panayia Koutsoufou Monastery, Eratini
Central Greece / Fokida

In the village of Amigdalia (meaning Almond Tree) situated in the hills above Eratini lies the historic monastery of the Panayia Koutsoufou, a more remote religious locale compared to others in the region. The monastery was restored recently, and the view on to the Gulf of Corinth is surreal.

Sikelianos Museum of Delphic Festivals
Central Greece / Fokida

The enchanting brick and stone home that belonged to the poet Angelos Sikelianos and his wife Eva is now the museum that commemorates their work and the couple’s attempts to revive the Pythian Games. They also staged Greek tragedies in Delphi’s theatre in the 30s. The house offers spectacular views too.

Zoodohos Pigi Church, Sykia
Central Greece / Fokida

In Sykia the inspiring little church of Zooodohos Pigi lies in a cave, where a small pond and icons add to the mystique and sacredness of this intriguing place.

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Argyriou Winery and Guesthouse
Central Greece / Fokida

Winery and Guesthouse both located within the village of Polydroso, surrounded by a small vineyard.Was expanded in 2011, in two areas.You can only experience the variety of wines in the specially designed place (cellar) or if you wish to reside in Polydroso.