Galaxidi seems like an island in the mainland. Quaintly located in Central Greece, this place looks as if it has sprung out of dreams and fairytales. Once a busy and important commercial and nautical hub, nowadays it remains elegant as ever. And for those seeking absolute tranquility in a mesmerizing setting, this is a wonderful destination to explore. Embraced by tall trees and surrounded by the Corinthian Gulf, overlooking Pera Panta hill and the picturesque landscapes, Galaxidi will sweep you off your feet.
Some decades ago, connection to the rest of Greece only featured a ferry boat. So it is needless to say that Galaxidi has successfully retained its serene and somewhat isolated nature. Away from the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist destinations, this is where you just relax and enjoy the views. You are more than welcome to stroll around the pathways of this coastal town, in pursuit of the best pictures. What you find is surely going to fascinate you, in a genuine and totally unpretentious manner.
The old mansions have been preserved in a pristine state. Some old sea captains’ houses have been transformed into guesthouses and hotels. Others stand proudly, reminding everyone of the glorious past in Galaxidi. Those stately homes will make an impression, without a doubt. Pebbled yards and statues, colorful busts in the entrance and timeless architectural lines, all these elements add to the mesmeric atmosphere.
Pera Panta hill is an amazing place for nature lovers and adventurers. It hosts a lovely grove, verdant and filled with treasures. Hiking up the slopes and watching the view from above is an experience on its own. Discover the beauty that lies in the details. It is a wonderful excursion, walking through the narrow paths and finding out more about endemic species, plants and trees. Take in the salty breeze and indulge in sports, such as mountain biking. An outstanding place where each moment matters, a destination that will make you focus on what is important and allow you to breathe…Enjoy!