Holidays in Fokida

Fokida info

The prefecture of Fokida stands in Central Greece and at the south part it meets with the Corinthian Gulf. It is an almost entirely mountainous area with Mt. Giona reaching a height of 2,510 meters and the ending of the mountain chain Parnassos to the east, creating a heavenly place for hikers, mountaineers, skiers and all nature lovers. In the largest of the few valleys of Fokida, stands the town of Amfissa, the capital of the prefecture. A beautiful town, 200 km from Athens, among vast olive plantations with breathtaking views of Mt. Elatos. While Amfissa is situated in the vicinity of mountains, many other small but important towns have sprung out by the coast of Fokida. Communities such as Galaxidi with a great cultural and historical importance offering to the visitor the traditional side of Fokida, with its picturesque little harbour, the characteristic regional architecture seen in old mansions and the navy museum exhibiting the old tradition of building ships and boats. A few km in the bay we meet Itea, the most important port in the area, presenting a high attraction for tourists with many beautiful beaches, such as Kirra and the majestic views of the green mountains meeting the waters of the Corinthian Gulf. A special place in the prefecture of Fokida holds the ancient town of Delfi, thought of by the ancients Greeks as the center of the world. Today, it stills proves this title as it attracts many visitors from all over the world due to the historical remains and the beauty of the majestic view of the mountains and the sea underneath. The area is surrounded by ancient monuments and ruins of the oracle, the theater, the remains of the «treasures», the sacred spring Kastalia and the archaeological museum. Other villages and small towns around Fokida is Aghia Efthimia, Eptalofos, Artotina, Gravia, Lidoriki, Desfina and Eratini. Fokida has much more to offer. A wide range of elements that reflect the years that have passed, creating a proud history without changing the charm of the genuine Greek tradition.

Airtickets to Fokida

Fokida doesn't have an airport, so it can only be reached by car or public transportation. We can offer airtickets to Athens airport through our online booking system and then there is connection to Fokida by bus, train or car.

Hotels in Fokida

There is a variety of hotels, apartments and rooms to let in places like Amfissa, Galaxidi, Delfi, Itea and many more, depending on the type of holidays you would prefer. You can find more information at the section of Fokida hotels.

Transfer & car rental in Fokida

In order to reach Fokida without using a public transportation, you can rent a car from Athens airport through our online booking system.

Sightseeing and tours in Fokida

Some sites worth paying a visit to in Amfissa include the "Phocis Folk Art Museum" and the Church of the Saviour, which is a beautifully preserved Byzantine church. Nearly all visitors to Parnassos will enter Fokida on their way to Delfi. This majestic ancient site is simply inspiring.Located against the side of a mountain, the entire site is one filled with ruins and ancient history, dating back thousands of years. The treasuries of several states from ancient Greece will greet you on entrance, as you head to the remains of the temple of Apollo. The museum at Delfi is also one that all visitors here should pay a visit to. You will be rewarded with a fascinating exhibition of statues, ruins, jewelry and other findings from the site.

Travel tourism information in Fokida

•Amfissa (capital)
•Police:                             +30 22650 22413
•Municipality:                    +30 22650 28913
•Bus Terminal:                 +30 22650 28226
•Hospital:                         +30 22650 28400
•Galaxidi
•Police:                             +30 22650 41222
•Port Authority:                 +30 22650 41390
•Municipality:                    +30 22650 41319
•Delfi
•Tourist Police:                 +30 22650 82220
•Municipality:                    +30 22650 82900
•Archaeological Area :     +30 22650 82312
•Itea
•Police:                             +30 22650 33333
•Port Authority:                 +30 22650 32319
•Municipality:                    +30 22650 32345
•Health Center:                +30 22650 32224

Thematic tours in Fokida 

There are several tours to Delfi from Athens. You can choose one through our online booking system.

Restaurants and nightlife in Fokida

If you visit Fokida you will realize that it is not offered only for a relaxing time as the number of bars and clubs is rather great. The bars are very atmospheric and various all-day cafés offer from all kinds of beverages to light snacks during the day and turn up the volume of music at night. Such places can be met mainly in Amfissa and Galaxidi. On the other hand, if you are food lovers and you prefer to combine an evening out with dinner, try one of the traditional taverns or restaurants offering local and other Greek delicacies.

Special places of interest in Fokida

For those visiting during the summer months, there are some delightful coastal resorts in Fokida such as Itea, Galaxidi and Agioi Pantes. Here you can enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Corinthian Gulf, and sit back and relax in a landscape that offers peace and true tranquility.