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.

Amfissa and villages around the city have to show monuments of culture of antiquity, but also great attractions of the Byzantine period and the Greek Revolution: Hani of Gravia, Castle of Salona,  and the Battle of Dremissa, are just some of them.

The churches and monasteries of the region are an important part of its civilization. Panagia Varnakova, the Old Monastery of the Timios Prodromos and a lot of churches and chapels with history and culture that disappears with the passage of the time.

The traditional festivals in the villages of Parnassus, Gkiona, Oiti and Vardoussia are also an element of the contemporary civilization of the area that reaches until today through a historical continuity. Customs and traditions that kept religiously, not only in daily life but also in local dishes, which the visitor will taste even in the smallest village don’t let him indifferent!

  • Παλαιόκαστρο

    Το Παλαιόκαστρο στη Δωρίδα θεωρείται από τους πιο σημαντικούς αρχαιολογικούς χώρους της ευρύτερης περιοχής

  • Forest’s sounds

    The Sounds of the Forest is a camping festival with rich proceedings in the mountainous Phocis.

  • Folklore Museum of Amfissa

    In the Folklore Museum of Amfissa, the visitors can see objects and tools that have used by the residents of the city's recent history.

  • Bishop of Salona Isaiah

    The Bishop of Salona Isaiah was one of the priests who took active part in the Greek Revolution. In his homeland Desfina, his house functions as a museum.

  • Holy Mary Mavromantila

    Holy Mary Mavromantila is an old monastery in Polydrossos of Parnassus, from which there are saved ruins in a very good condition.

  • Archangels in Desfina

    The church of the Archangels in Desfina is a Byzantine monument of 1332 and it is located in the grounds of Agios Charalambos.

  • Monastery Metamorphosis of the Savior

    The Metamorphosis of the Savior is the monastery outside of Galaxidi, where it was found the “Chronicle of Galaxidi”, manuscript on the history of the city.

  • Old Monastery of John the Baptist

    The Old Monastery of John the Baptist is located near to Desfina, in the depth of an inaccessible gorge. It was built in the 14th century and it was the retreat of General Makriyannis.

  • Virgin Trivolou

    The Virgin Trivolou is a monastery, unmanned today in Gkiona, outside of the village Prosilio.

  • Agios Ioannis Theologian in Itea

    Agios Ioannis the Theologian is a church from the 19th century, in Itea.

  • Vestibule of Apollo

    The vestibule of Apollo was in Lianika, outside of Eptalophos of Parnassus. From here passed to cleanse the guests of the Oracle of Delphi.

  • Voion

    Voion was one of the cities of ancient Doric Tetrapolis of Phocis. Today at the foot of Parnassus, ruins of the Acropolis are saved.

  • Temple of Dimitra in Erochos

    The temple of Dimitra in Erochos was majestic, with a side length of 75 meters and today the visitors can see its foundations.

  • Sanctuary of Hercules

    The Sanctuary of Hercules near to the village Pira of Phocis, where according to the legend, had been led the tormented from the poison of Nessus Hercules to die.

  • Shipyards

    Tarsanades are the shipyards of Galaxidi, which flourished in the 19th century , when Galaxidi’s ships dominated the seas.

  • Pullets in Kaloskopi

    The Turrets outside of Kaloskopi in Gkiona is an area where the guerilla fighters of '21 watched the Turks from far and startled them.

  • Madamia

    Madamia is a region with many springs near to Polydrossos of Parnassus. Here is rescued a high medieval tower.

  • Girl’s school of Galaxidi

    The Girl’s school of Galaxidi is a neoclassical building with Doric columns at the entrance, built in 1880 and now serves as a cultural space.

  • Metamorphosis of Savior in Itea

    The Church of the Transfiguration in Itea is the patron saint of the city and it is celebrated on 6th of August.

  • Holy Mary in Kastriotissa

    Holy Mary in Kastriotissa celebrates in the 15th 0f August, when a traditional festival holds in the village.

  • Delphi-Tour

    The majesty of the archaeological site of the Oracle of Delphi is insurmountable.

  • Delphi – The History

    The oracle of Delphi holds a dominant role in the ancient Greek history.

  • Kastriotissa’s Castle

    The Castle of Kastriotissa is located almost through the modern village on the slope of Oiti. It is estimated that was built by the Dorians around 500 BC.

  • Ancient Kirra

    The ancient Kirra located at the point where it is built the modern city of Kirra and it is one of the most important in the region.

  • Ancient Fortress of Lilaia

    The ruins of the ancient fortress of Lilaia are situated just outside of the village. It is rescued the city wall and remnants of its towers.

  • Folklore Museum of Kastriotissa

    The Folklore Museum in Kastriotissa of Oiti hosts more than 1,000 exhibits of the traditional life and the art of the region.

  • Folklore Museum of Eptalophos

    The Folklore Museum in the village Eptalophos of Phocis is one of the richest in the region, with a hall dedicated to traditional crafts.

  • Folklore Museum of Galaxidi

    The Folklore Museum of Galaxidi is hosted in a neoclassical mansion, the oldest of the maritime state of Phocis.

  • Maritime Museum of Galaxidi

    The Naval Museum in Galaxidi hosts exhibits that the modern history of the great maritime state of Phocis.

  • The Castle of Amfissa

    The Castle of Amfissa otherwise is called the Castle of Salona and Castle of Oria, because of the legend for the princess who was said to suicide by its tower.

  • European Cultural Centre of Delphi

    International festivals, conferences, symposia and seminars are organized annually by the European Cultural Centre of Delphi.

  • Arvanitorachi

    In Arvanitorachi of Gkiona was written one of the most glorious pages of the Greek Revolution, the Battle of Dremissas, on May 17 1821.

  • Agios Nikolaos (Area)

    It is the church that is built by the Greeks in Arvanitorachi of Gkiona in honor of Agios Nikolaos of Metsovo, after the Battle of Dremissa.

  • Charmaina

    The traditional district Charmaina in Amfissa was the area were the Tanneries, the district with the reputed laboratories tanning center.

  • The Night of the Ghosts

    The Night of the Ghosts is celebrated in Carnival in Amfissa and it is one of the oldest legends of the city. Young and old revel in until the morning.

  • Epiphany in Itea

    Epiphany is celebrated in Phocis majestically in the beach of Itea by the Metropolitan of Phocis and the authorities of the place.

  • Cultural events in Mavrolithari

    Cultural events in Mavrolithari of Phocis take place every August in the village by Worldwide Association of Mavrolithari.

  • Youth Celebration in Panourgias

    The Youth Festival in Panourgias of Phocis is a festival with various events and it takes place every August.

  • Flour Smudging

    The flour smudging is the custom of Shrove Monday in Galaxidi, where young and old filled everything with flour and soot!

  • Σκαρίμπεια

  • Skarimpeia

    Skarimpeia is a festival in honor of the writer John Skarimbas and it took place every year in Agia Euthumia of Phocis.

  • Cultural Events in Delphi

    The cultural events that take place annually in Delphi is one of the famous events of the summer in Greece.

  • Festival in Panourgia

    The Festival in Panourgia of Gkiona takes place every year on 6th of September, in the celebration of the Archangels.

  • Naval combat of Angali

    The Naval combat of Angali took place in Itea that then is called Skala of Salona, in September of 1827 and it was victorious over the Greeks.

  • Battle of Dremissa

    On 17th of May is honored in Arvanotorachi the Battle of Dremissa, where the Greek thieves’ guerillas had defeated the Turkish army.

  • Litany of Savior in Itea

    On the 5th of August in Itea the Litany of Savior, in the context of the celebration of the Church and patron saint of the city, the Metamorphosis of Savior.

  • Metropolis of Amfissa

    The Metropolis of Amfissa is Evangelistria and it celebrates on 25th of March. Its hagiographies come from the great artist Spyros Papaloukas.

  • Άγιος Νικόλαος

  • Agios Nikolaos

    Agios Nikolaos of Galaxidi is the big church on the hill of the city. He is the patron saint of the naval state, a building since 1902.

  • Agia Paraskevi of Galaxidi

    Agia Paraskevi of Galaxidi stands out for the solar calendar with the zodiac circle that is made in its floor.

  • Holy Mary Varnakova

    The Virgin Varnakova is a monastery in Phocis that was created, in 1047. There, was erected, in 1821, the flag of the Revolution in Roumeli.

  • Prophet Elias

    The old monastery of Prophet Elias in Chrisso of Phocis is one of the most historical monasteries in the area, with spectacular view to the olive grove of Amfissa.

  • Virgin Pantanassa

    The Virgin Pandanassa dates from the 15th century, out of Gravia. Today, it is not manned and operates in the Source f Life and the Attribution of the Virgin.

  • Ancient Monuments of Galaxidi

    The ancient monuments are scattered throughout Galaxidi and include remnants from the archaic to the Byzantine era.

  • Battle’s Museum in Hani of Gravia

    The Museum of the Battle in Hani of Gravia is a faithful representation of Chania, where in 1821; Odysseus Androutsos repelled the attack of the Turkish army.

  • Museum of Delphic Festivals

    The museum of the Delphic Festivals houses the effort of Angelos Sikelianos and his wife for the organization of worldwide art festivals in Delphi.

  • Archaeological Museum of Delphi

    The Archaeological Museum of Delphi is one of the most important museums not only of Greece, but also of the entire modern world.

  • Archaeological Museum of Amfissa

    In the Archaeological Museum of Amfissa are exposed archaeological findings from all over Phocis, while stands up its monetary collection.

  • Hani of Gravia

    In Hani of Gravia in Phocis, Odysseus Androutsos and 117 more lads defeated the army of Omer Vryonis, in May of 1821.

  • Mining Park of Phocis

    In the Mining Park of Phocis, the visitors have the opportunity to browse through the galleries of bauxite mining and informed about the steps of the process.

  • Τουριστικό Περίπτερο Πικιώνη

  • Tourist Kiosk Pikioni

    The Tourist Kiosk Pikioni is located just outside of Delphi and it was previously the point of meeting for celebrities of worldwide.

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