Galaxidi - Parnassos Greece
The region of Galaxidi is a very picturesque and charming place, situated
west side of the Crisaean Gulf. The town of Galaxidi was actually built
on the site of the ancient town of "Oianthi".
Galaxidi is a nautical city, and has a history that dates back over 4000 years. It was during the Liberation War of 1821 that the city reached it's peak.
During it's history, many invaders tried to conquer Galaxidi. These included the Franks, Knights of Rhodes and the Catalan. However, the city was never beaten, and this in itself is testimant to the will and social power of the people there.
Today Galaxidi is one of the up and coming coastal resorts, as it very popular. It is a perfectly peaceful place for one to spend a holiday there, relaxing amongst the beauty and stunnign scenery.
As well as the inspiring natural beauty that surrounds the city, and the crystal blue waters, it is a city with many places of interest. Some examples include the church of "Agios Nikolaos", which is home to a stunning wooden temple.
There are also several museums of interest, such as the Archaeological, Nautical and Folklore museums, which have some very impressive artifacts and ancient art on display.
Galaxidi also has some very interesting old traditional buildings and houses, such as the "Tsalaggira" building, which is today used as the municipality offices. The "Aggeli" building is in fact now used as the folklore museum.
There are some interesting churches and monasteries worth visiting as well in Galaxidi.
For visitors who enjoy the sea, sun and beach, there are some stunning beaches in the region such as the "Kalafati" beach.
Galaxidi is a very interesting and beautiful region to visit, and has a good infrastructure for tourism, with a selection of hotels and accommodation, as well as a great choice of tavernas and restaurants where you can sample some local cuisine, especially the fresh sea food.