Phocis – Walking Tourism

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

The nature of these areas is almost untouched and attracts visitors who choose to know the secrets and enjoy the tranquility it offers. Every step in nature is worth the attention of the visitor: the National Park of Parnassus, numerous beautiful places that one can visit to relax in nature, but also the countless paths for hikers, walkers and climbers excite everyone.

Visits in caves, in countless sources, small and larger rivers, forests of fir and cedar, are just some of the activities you can enjoy in nature.

The famous olive grove of Amfissa also stands out with trees dating hundreds of years ago and each one is a unique monument of nature, but also the gorge of Rekka in Gkiona, where anyone can enjoy nature in all its glory.

  • The paths of Kaloskopi

    The paths of Kaloskopi consist a route network in and around of the village and they are well maintained and easy for everyone.

  • Mariolata – Bartospilia

    The route from Mariolata to the cave of Bartospilia lasts about an hour, crossing beautiful locations and it’s relatively easy for the hikers.

  • Kirra – Delphi

    The route Kirra - Delphi marches on the ancient path that has connected the port of Kirra with the Oracle of Delphi.

  • Kirra – Eptalophos

    The route Kirra - Eptalophos is one of oldest and a part of Delphi's international path E4.

  • Kaloskopi-Pyramid

    The route Kaloskopi - Pyramid is the most common hiking to the top of Gkiona, at 2,510 meters altitude.

  • Kaloskopi – Delphi

    The path Kaloskopi - Delphi traverses from north to south Phocis and it is recommended to realize it in two days, with an overnight stop in Eptalophos.

  • Eptalophos – Polydrosos

    The route Eptalophos - Polydrosos connects the two villages of Parnassus. The hike takes about 3.5 hours in the nature.

  • The Climbing to the Gorge of Rekkas

    Climbing the Gorge of Rekkas lasts up to ten hours in a landscape of unique beauty in the largest canyon of Gkiona.

  • Eptalophos – Delphi

    The hiking route to Eptalophos - Delphi covers 18 km and connects the village of Parnassus with the ancient oracle.

  • Delphi-Korukeion Antron

    The route Delphi – Korukeion Antron is accessible for all and connects the ancient oracle with one of the most spectacular caves in Greece.

  • Delphi – Top Cochran

    The route Delphi - Top Cochran to Desfina offers an amazing view of the archaeological site of Delphi and it is quite accessible for the hikers.

  • Charmaina-Castle

    The route Charmaina - Castle in Amfissa leads from the district Tampakidwn to the Castle of Salonwn, while passing by the church of the Savior.

  • The river Pindus

    The river Pindus is a small river of Phocis emanating from Gkiona and Oiti and flows into the Boeotian Kifissos.

  • Source Zelis

    The Source Zelis is located on Parnassus, near the village Polydrosos, the old Souvala.

  • Kefalovruso

    Kefalovruso is one of the largest sources in Gkiona and it is between Oinochori and Kaloskopi.

  • Forest of the Cedars

    The Forest of the Cedars of Gkiona is located in the village boundaries Vounichora outside of Galaxidi.

  • The Cave of Stromi

    The Cave Stromi is near the homonym village in Gkiona. Also it is called as cave of Englishmen, because the British saboteurs of Bridge Gorgopotamos lived here.

  • Neraidospilia

    Neraidospilia is situates in Parnassus, near the village Vargiani and according to the legend; it was the home of the fairies in mountain.

  • Bartospilia

    Bartospilia is one of the caves of Phocis which used as a base the thieves’ guerillas of '21 to make gunpowder.

  • Korakofolia

    Korakofolia is a cave outside the village Kaloskopi of Gkiona and became a refuge for residents in times of war.

  • Eptastomos

    Eptastomos is the cave gulf on Parnassus, where is situated the most southern glacier in Europe!

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  • Vitrina

    The cave Vitrina is just outside the village Vounochora , on the slope of Gkiona .

  • Akona

    The cave Akona is situated outside of Galaxidi and it was used as a place of worship in antiquity.

  • The Cave of Kontylos

    The Cave of Kontylos is in Parnassus, near the village Polydrosos (the old Souvala).

  • The Cave of Kastriotissa

    The cave of Kastriotissa is located in a inaccessible hillside of Oiti, outside the homonym village.

  • Forest village Kapsitsas

    The Forest Village Kapsitsa consists of twenty houses situated at an altitude of 1150 meters outside Prosilio Phocis.

  • Olive grove of Amfissa

    The Olive Grove of Amfissa is the largest continuous grove in Greece with trees that age lost in the lapse of centuries.

  • The Gorge of Rekkas

    The Gorge of Rekkas is in Gkiona and it is the most impressive of Greece. Its length is 13 km, which can be crossed on foot.

  • Pine forest

    The pine forest Vardoussia is easily visited as it is located near the villages Mousounitsa and Athanasios Diakos.

  • Waterfalls of Stromi

    The Waterfall of Stromi is located in Gkiona , just outside the village , on the provincial road . It is small but brash, in stunning landscape.

  • Islets of Itea

    Seven are in total the islets in Itea Krissaios Bay in front of the beach of the town.

  • Cave at Galaxidi

    The Cave of Galaxidi is located in the small town square Nikolas Mamas.

  • Korukeion Antron

    Korukeion Antron is among the most important caves of Greece and it is located in Parnassus. In antiquity there was here sanctuary and oracle.

  • Parnassus Ski Center

    The Parnassus Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in Greece and concentrates many people on its pistes .

  • The National Park of Parnassus

    The National Park of Parnassus is bordered by 1938 and includes numerous fauna and flora of the large mountain in Central Greece.

  • Oiti

    Oiti is the mountain of flowers in the prefecture of Phocis, Purgos is its highest top with an altitude of 2,152 meters .

  • Gkiona

    Gkiona is the highest mountain in Central Greece, with the top Pyramid in 2,510 meters. It is rich in flora and fauna and promotes a variety of activities.

  • Vardoussia

    Vardoussia is a mountain range of Phocis, the highest top is Korakas, with an altitude of 2,495 meters.

  • Parnassus

    Parnassus is one of the most important mountains of Greece and now hosts the most popular ski center in the country.

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