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!

  • Forest’s sounds

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

  • 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

    Πολυήμερο πολιτιστικό φεστιβάλ, τα Σκαρίμπεια γίνονται προς τιμήν του μεγάλου Έλληνα ποιητή και λογοτέχνη Γιάννη Σκαρίμπα.

  • 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.

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