What to Do and See During Your Stay


See the town! Galaxidi is an easy town for walking and you're sure enjoy the architecture of the splendidly preserved houses of Galaxidi. On the north side of town is the Chirolakas Harbour where you will find the mansion Tsalagyra, now the Town Hall, the mansion Aggeli that accommodates the Folklore Museum, and the brown, stone mansion Mpourzeiko located right on the harbour road. In the center of town, just up from the super markets and shops, is the building of Parthenagogio (Girl's School).

Up the hill from the To Spitaki Apartments you will find Agios Nikolaos Church, from the Byzantine period with its hand-carved wooden icon screen, and Agios Paraskevi Church with its solar clock. A few steps down the road from Agios Paraskevi, toward the port, is the Maritime Museum of Galaxidi with beautiful paintings of famous Galaxidi sailing ships, archaeological exhibits and a wonderful visual history of the town.

From the museum continue down the road toward the port to enjoy a coffee or refreshing glass of local wine. In early Spring to late summer you watch as tourist's sailboats and motor yachts tie up and local fishermen prepare their nets. Later wander over to the fountain in Platia Mama and check out the natural cavern Spylia in the far corner of the square.

Stroll along the forest road where you can take beautiful photos of Galaxidi from across the harbour. Continue on to the statue that honors the sailor's wives who held down the home front while their husbands sailed off for many long months. Farther along the road is Kendri Beach, a comfortable swimming spot that's popular among the locals. Enjoy an enchanting nature walk through the Forest of Cedars and, if you're adventurous, hike up to the abandoned windmill on the hill above.

Summer visitors can take the sun on the many beaches around the Galaxidi coastline and enjoy a relaxing swim in the clear sea.

And, it's all just a short walk from your apartment.

Ancient Delphi: The archaeological town of Delphi, the ruins and museum are to the north-east of Galaxidi just minutes away by car, taki or bus.
Arachova & the Parnassos Mountains: Continue on beyond Delphi to the mountain town of Arachova and the winter ski area of Parnassos and it's National Park. While there, visit Korikio Cave, home of the Panas gods, seers, nymphis from Greek mythology.
Nafpaktos: About a one-hour drive west of Galaxidi is the seaside town of Nafpaktos, also known as Lepanto, and noted for a very famous sea battle of 1571 and it's ancient Venetian Castle high above. For a real treat visit the men's Monastery Metamorfoseos of Sotira where they make their own "Heavenly Wine" available for purchase.
Vounichora: North of Galaxidi you will find the small village of Vounichora that was completly burned down in 1943 by German and Italian forces. There you can explore the impressive Vitrina Cave located in nearby Mesonisi.