Located at the foot of Mount Parnassos, Galaxidi is a picturesque coastal town renowned for its rich culture and maritime history. Neoclassical houses are bordered by pebbled courtyards, all preserved alongside the traditional captain’s houses. The town is still a bustling residential hub, with a scattering of holiday homes and guesthouses perfect for visitors.
Known as the “island of the mainland”, Galaxidi is a popular destination for well-heeled Athenians. Full of picturesque cafes and tavernas, the town will enchant you with its colours, old mansions, fishing boats and glamorous yachts tied up in the marina. It benefits from village tranquility and a less commercialised character than other towns of the mainland and islands.
With its unbeatable combination of mountain and sea, modern tourism and archeological sites, Galaxidi is perfect for a weekend break or longer stay.
Driving to Galaxidi from Athens takes roughly 3 hours, and there are pleasant routes via Arahova and Distomo.