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Galaxidi is a town and a former municipality in the southern part of Phocis, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Delphi, of which it is a municipal unit. Galaxidi has a small harbor on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth. It is 7 km southwest of Itea, 15 km southwest of Delphi, 17 km south of Amfissa and48 km east of Naupactus.

History

Until the late 19th century, Galaxidi had a sizeable merchant marine fleet and was a prosperous commercial centre. This is reflected in the size and style of the local buildings. Preservation of the traditional architecture has facilitated the growth of tourism in recent decades. The marine museum contains exhibits from this period.

Town layout

Galaxidi is a small port situated on a natural double harbour surrounded by mountains. The deeper main harbour provides docking facilities for yachts and small fishing boats and is lined with restaurants, bars, and stores. The smaller harbour is Chirolaka.

On the rocky shoreline by the side of the larger harbour, is a pine forest planted by school children in the early twentieth century. There is a road behind the town that leads up the mountain to the Monastery of the Metamorphosis (actually a convent that was inhabited by one nun as of 2010). This provides a splendid view of the city and its surroundings.

Subdivisions

The municipal unit Galaxidi consists of the following communities:

  • Agioi Pantes
  • Galaxidi
  • Penteoria
  • Vounichora

Sites of interest

  • Maritime Museum of Galaxidi
  • Church of St. Nicholas
  • Church of Agia Paraskevi
  • Monastery of St. Saviour
  • The Old School
  • The Girls internat
  • The mansions of Galaxidy

 


 

Lodges - Galaxidi (16 total)

Choose from the following destinations for memorable holidays in Greece.

To Spitaki

Spitaki  Spitaki is situated in the heart of Galaxidi and is an old stone building recently formed into a studio of 70 sqm. Its tasteful and well organized spaces offer its guests remarkable moments all year round. It consists of a loft-bedroom, a...
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Nostos Hotel

Housed in a building dating back to 1870, Nostos Hotel offers elegant accommodation in the centre of Galaxidi Town. Guests can start their day with a traditional breakfast enriched with local products. Dasaki Beach is 300 metres away. Individually...
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Mira Mare

Centrally located in the historic town of Galaxidi right on the scenic port, the traditionally built Mira Mare features spacious studios with free Wi-Fi and a furnished balcony overlooking the Corinthian Gulf or the nearby park. A kitchenette with...
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Ganimede Hotel

Delightful Ganimede Hotel is housed in a 19th century house with an idyllic garden and patio. All rooms feature free Wi-Fi. The main port is 200 metres away. Ganimede Hotel is set in a quiet part of Galaxidi, which is a beautiful ancient town...
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Niriides

Located 50 metres from the beach of Galaxidi, Niriides is a traditionally decorated, fully equipped apartment with free WiFi and furnished balcony overlooking the Gulf Of Itea. Restaurants, bars and shops are within 3 km. The Niriides apartment...
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Acroploro

Situated in the picturesque Galaxidi, Acroploro features accommodation with fully equipped kitchen and a furnished balcony with Parnassos Mountain views. It has a beautiful garden and offers free on-site parking. Hotel Acroploro air-conditioned...
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Epavlis Boutique

The quietly situated Epavlis Boutique is within 80 metres of Galaxidi’s main market, the sea and the promenade. All its rooms come with a balcony with views of the sea and mount Parnassos. Epavlis Boutique offers tastefully decorated guestrooms...
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Hotel Galaxidi

Hotel Galaxidi offers rooms with balcony and free Wi-Fi access in the heart of the picturesque town of Galaxidi. The beach of Galaxidi is 100 metres away. The rooms of Galaxidi Hotel enjoy views to the village from their furnished balcony. They...
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Galaxa Mansion

Located in the centre of Galaxidi, the traditionally built Galaxa Mansion features a bar with views over the picturesque town and Itea Gulf. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Offering...
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Nautilus

Built according to the local architecture, the neoclassical-style Nautilus in Galaxidi Town lies within short walking distance of the sea. It features a garden and sun terrace, and offers bright apartments that open to a balcony. Free Wi-Fi is...
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