Welcome to Galaxidi
The prettiest resort along the Gulf of Corinth, just two and a half hours from Athens, stands the village of Galaxidi. A symbol of Greek seamanship and great maritime power during the 18th and 19th century, Galaxidi participated in the national uprising of 1821 with its sailboats, which dominated the Mediterranean Sea until the middle of the 19th century. The village curves around a seafront hillock, with narrow cobblestone streets connecting two well-sheltered harbors to either side.
The older harbor was a major shipbuilding centre during its maritime glory, a prosperous era when the town acquired its fine crop of stone mansions. It’s known locally as Hirolakas, or ‘Widows’ Port’, remembering the wives who waited in vain for seamen husbands, whose ships never came home.
The new harbor, to the south, is lined with bars, cafes, taverns and restaurants. These look across a narrow channel to a forested headland, opposite the waterfront, that’s fringed by walking paths and pebbled coves popular with swimmers.
Galaxidi with its picturesque, romantic and Serene atmosphere, its cosmopolitan air and aristocratic finesse, is an ideal all year round destination.