Phocis

How can you describe an area that in ancient times was referred to as “the navel of the earth”? This already is enough to demonstrate the importance of Delphi, and, consequently, of Phocis, where lies the archaeological site of the Oracle of Delphi, famous around the world and through the depths of history. The Archaeological Museum of Delphi is listed among the best museums worldwide and is one of the reasons that people from all the corners of the world choose Delphi as their destination.

Delphi is surrounded by sites of unique natural beauty, Amfissa, Itea, Galaxidi, Gravia, Lidoriki, Evpalio and Eratini – the towns of Phocis, encircled by four of the greatest mountains of Greece. Beautiful Parnassos with the exclusive Ski Resort and National Park, wild Gkiona, the mountain of the fairies – Oiti, and Vardoussia, all surround the capital of Phocis, Amfissa, with its historical Castle and Charmaina, the district of legends and spirits. Picturesque villages, hiding in lush greenery, and preserving their centuries-old traditions and customs, while the coast of the region is as charming as the mountains.  Itea, as well as the majestic Galaxidi, the “island of the mainland”, offer the visitors of Phocis what few destinations can: namely, an unbeatable combination of mountain and sea, of modern tourism and archeological sites.

Visit Phocis and get acquainted with one of the greatest areas of the ancient Greek civilization, that kept its historical significance throughout the ages and played an important role in every major moment of Greek culture and history.

A journey through Phocis will convince you that this is a region of outstanding natural beauty!

  • Phocis - Access

    All access information to Phocis, whether you are looking to travel by airplane, car, boat, train etc. Learn how to get there no matter your starting point.

  • Phocis - Archaeological Sites

    Delphi is one of the leading and most important archaeological sites in Greece and one of the monuments of world culture. An entire hill is the archaeological site of Delphi with the rich history. To enjoy a full tour, you will have to devote much time to be fully reflected in the spirit of the archaeological site. Of course, it is certain that whenever anyone chooses to visit, he will meet many people from every corner of the earth that have made even the longest travel to get there.

  • Phocis - Beaches

    Discover all beaches of Phocis on the map, with transport information and nearby points of interest. Popular or hidden beaches, family or nude, with a restaurant or beach bar on the coast, you will find it in TerraBook.

  • Phocis - Cultural Attractions

    Discover all sights & points of interest of Phocis on the map, with transport information, hours of service and contact details. Everything you should do & see on your trip.

  • Phocis - Culture

    The area of Phocis is the cradle of the civilization, not only in Greece but also of the humanity. The Oracle of Delphi of course dominates, as the entire area that we call Delphic Landscape has to show numerous attractions of archaeological interest, but also of modern civilization. Apart from the tour to the archaeological site, the Archaeological Museum of Delphi wins the interest of visitors. The European Cultural Centre of Delphi with its action holds today the center of cultural activities in the area.

  • Phocis - Hospitals - Health Centers

    The hospital that serves the needs of the residents and visitors of Fokida is the General Hospital of Amfissa. It is a large three-story complex, built on the city limits, in an area of 17,000 sq.m.

  • Phocis - Nature

    Surrounded by great mountains with many caves and hiking paths crossing the area, Phocis is famous for its rich nature.

  • Phocis - Public Services

    Even though the historic center of the municipality of Delphi, Fokida, is the historical town of Delphi, however, the administrative center and capital is Amfissa, where are concentrated most central public services of the regional unit. Nevertheless, annexes and public service offices exist in all other towns of the municipality, such as Galaxidi, Itea and Gravia.

  • Phocis - Tradition

    The area of Phocis is the cradle of the civilization, not only in Greece but also of the humanity. The Oracle of Delphi of course dominates, as the entire area that we call Delphic Landscape has to show numerous attractions of archaeological interest, but also of modern civilization. Apart from the tour to the archaeological site, the Archaeological Museum of Delphi wins the interest of visitors. The European Cultural Centre of Delphi with its action holds today the center of cultural activities in the area.

  • Phocis - Villages

    Learn where to stay in Phocis, and which places to visit. Browse all the villages, cities and communities on the map, along with nearby points of interest

  • Phocis - Walking Tourism

    Surrounded by great mountains with many caves and hiking paths crossing the area, Phocis is famous for its rich nature.

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