Welcome to Galaxidi

Galaxidi’s most prosperous period was between 1830 and 1910 when it was a major maritime power, playing an important role in the Greek War of Independence against Ottoman rule. When the maritime industry failed to keep pace with modern shipbuilding trends, the town became a centre for building caïques (small fishing boats).

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$188.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Trip of Delphi from Athens

Start your private Delphi adventure with pickup from Athens in the morning. Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation within a private vehicle. On the way to Delphi, admire imposing landscapes and to gain insights into the history of the area, as well as, to make a short stop at the small town of Levadia. After a 2-hour leisurely drive, arrive at the breath-taking archaeological site of Delphi with its outstanding museum. Enjoy plenty of time exploring the site with the guidance of a state licensed guide.Once you have enjoyed the exquisite archaeological site of Delphi, relax on a drive to the picturesque seaside village of Galaxidi to enjoy a leisurely stroll. Eat a delicious lunch in one of the local taverns (own expense). Galaxidi also has a small beach where you could go for a little dip to refresh ourselves before returning to the city. End your journey at 7pm with a safe and comfortable drive back to your accommodation.

$644.02 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mythology's ACHERON River of the Underworld, METEORA & DELPHI: 3day Private Tour

Why this new 3-day 2-night tour? Really private and totally authentic. A great personalized experience just for you! Meteora & Delphi. Two legendary sites from Ancient Greece! But also, the springs of ACHERON river with the amazing light clear blue water known worldwide for its mythological contents! The first two destinations are "touristy" but you will still experience "real Greece" if you follow the foot steps of your driver/guide. Acheron=Greece! DAY 1: Athens – Kalabaka – METEORA >> Meet your driver/guide and hop on your private vehicle from your location without wasting time to pick up unknown people. Begin the drive towards the north area of Athens, where you will arrive at Meteora in 3.5 hours without unnecessary touristy stops. This Unesco site is home to more than 20 rock monasteries. Visit two (maybe 3) of the incredible monasteries depending on the day of your visit. Originally occupied by 11th-century hermits, the monasteries later became hiding places for monks when the Roman Empire started to fall. The monasteries you may visit are subject to change depending on your day of visit (different opening days). The monasteries to be visited can include the Grand Meteora Monastery and Moni Stefanou or Moni Varlaam. In the evening, explore the bustling but not touristy Trikala town on your own, relaxing over dinner, after you've been briefed properly! DAY 2: Metsovo - ACHERON RIVER - Nafpaktos>> Enjoy breakfast in your hotel, and then start a ride towards the west coast of central Greece through the green landscape. After a quick stretching stop at the beautiful mountain town of Metsovo you'll arrive at the main destination of the day; the "gates of hell" or Acheron or Styx river springs. This is where Achilles’ Mum dipped him under the water to give him (not immortality) but invulnerability. Unfortunately she covered his heel where she was holding him to dip him.Acheron river combines, in a fascinating way, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the myth. The myth says that in order to cross the River Styx and reach Hades (underworld), a dead person must pay a fee to the ferryman, Charon, to take the dead across ... the gates of hell. Get ready to explore in and/or out of the river, but only as much as your physical condition allows.DAY 3: Galaxidi - DELPHI - HOSIOS LOUKAS - Athens>> Following the beautiful coastline of the Corinthian Gulf enjoy a stop at Galaxidi town before heading to the famous Delphi and its Oracle. Explore the classic treasures, theater, the museum and the ancient ruins. Visit the 2nd site with "Athina Pronaia temple". Next,a stop at the scenic Arachova village (ski center) at the top of a cliff on the side of Mt Parnassus before enjoying yet another great lunch. Opt in for the extra visit to the beautiful Hosios Loukas monastery.Continue the journey south towards Athens to be dropped-off directly at the hotel.

$202.75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Galaxidi Getaway

Your Greek Kitchen Host will introduce you to a wonderful group of local experts who are passionate about what they do. The day will begin with collection from central Athens at The Greek Kitchen at 7am, from there we will travel the beautiful 2.5hr journey west to Galaxidi, an idyllic town nestled on the banks of the Gulf of Corinth with views of the town of Delphi and majestic Mount Parnassus. Your Greek Kitchen Host will introduce you to a wonderful group of local experts who are passionate about what they do. This Greek Kitchen Getaway includes:- Private air-conditioned transfer to and from Central Athens - Experienced Greek Kitchen Host throughout trip- Beekeeping and honey tasting with a certified apiarist*- Photo Tour of Galaxidi with a local student (supporting local educational initiatives)- Olive production and product presentation and tasting with local producer- Cooking Class with Lunch and a feast of seasonal jams, chutneys, preserves and cheese tasting at a local hotel with an award winning cook- Free time to explore the town (30 - 45min)From ages 10 and up.Please bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable clothing appropriate for walking including closed toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen and your camera! There could be enough time for a swim so bring something to wear in the water and a towel just in case!*The bee keeping experience comes with full safety gear and there are medical kits on hand for people who are allergic however if you do suffer from bee allergies this is entirely at your own risk.

$69.52 Outdoor Activities

Carnival Flour War

Once a year on March 11th the sleepy town of Galaxidi, tucked away on the shores of the Gulf of Corinth, goes wild with flour and coloured powders to celebrate Apokries; the day that marks the final day before the start of lent.For 260 years the residents of Galaxidi have thrown this amazing party where having fun, making some mess and just letting go is the most important activity of the day.While the festival itself is well-known in Greece it's still something that visitors to the country haven't yet experienced: Until now!Leaving Athens early at 7am the bus winds along the roads towards Mount Parnassus in Central Greece, past historical Delphi and one of the largest olive groves in the world down to beautiful Galaxidi, an 18th Century shipping town that was almost forgotten until the 1950's when a road was finally constructed, connecting it with the rest of Greece by something other than a boat.The trip is around 2.5hrs long with a comfort stop midway.On arrival in Galaxidi everyone will be presented with their supplies that includes:- Boiler suit- Safety goggles- Mouth and nose mask- 1kg of plain flour- Drink and snack tokens to use at our secret barAfter a brief orientation of Galaxidi with your Greek Kitchen Host where you will be taken to some amazing photo stops to take in the views you will be led to the Flour War start-point where there is more flour available and the town mayor who will give a speech and launch the party!Feel free to go wild! There is music, bonfires, heaps of flour and coloured powder flying through the air and you can get right into it!If you want to take a break there is an area of the harbour where those who want to watch congregate at the two lovely cafes.The Greek Kitchen Bar will be open throughout the day where you can use your drink and snack tokens and also purchase extras for incredibly low prices.As the party winds down there will be time to get cleaned up, enjoy the town or take a walk along the coast. If you fancy it you could even take a swim in the blue-flagged waters that surround the town.The transfer back in the evening will have you in Athens in time for an evening meal and a night out too.

$1189.87 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 days private awe inspiring tour to Delphi and Olympia

Day 1: Athens, Levadia, Arachova, Delphi, Itea, Galaxidi, Nafpaktos, Rio Bridge, Patras, Ancient OlympiaExperience the culture of Greece starting early from Athens and driving through fertile areas of Central Greece.Passing by Levadia, you will see the nearby to Delphi village of Arachova. It is the hub of the jet-set during winter, due to the ski center on the slopes of Mt Parnassus.Soon after, you will reach the renowned site of Delphi at the foot of Parnassus, above the Gulf of Itea.Delphi is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Greece. In ancient times throughout the Greek territory it was a place of worship and the most important cultural center of the known world, due to the sanctuary of god Apollo.As in Olympia here too, there were athletic games in honor of the gods: the Delphic games, second in fame after the Olympic Games.The rich and ancient remains of the unique location and nature of Delphi will create a unique feeling, due to its strong and penetrating aura. Among others you will see the treasury of Athens, the Temple of Apollo, the Castalia Spring and the museum of Delphi that houses statues and findings of immense importance.After the sightseeing tour, you will enjoy a typical Greek lunch in Delphi.Later, driving through Itea, Nafpaktos and passing by the impressive bridge of Rio Antirrio, you will reach Olympia late in the afternoon. Overnight in Olympia.Day 2nd: Olympia, Corinth canal, AthensGet ready for a tour to the history and culture of the Olympic Games, with a visit to their birthplace.Olympia is the place where the games were born and held every four years.You will have the chance to run the original race track if you wish, visit the sanctuary of Zeus and the museum of Olympic Games, which will introduce you to the ancient Games and will present a storyline till the modern Games through a quite rich collection of artefacts.After the visit to the site of ancient Olympia you will also enjoy a lovely lunch.On your way back to Athens via the coastal road of the Saronic Gulf, you will have a short stop at the Corinth canal, which connects western & eastern Greece, the Aegean sea with the Ionian Sea, and you will take some memorable pictures.You will reach Athens late in the afternoon and your two days cultural tour will end here.