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A Bless Land Year-Round
Blessed with a beauty filled with contrasts, Fokida is a pilgrimage to the grandeur of Greece. It is the land where visitors are met with myth and reality, where their steps take them to the place where the Greek heart beats, to Delphi, the “Navel of the Ancient World” and to towns and hamlets of “another”, incredibly beautiful, Greece.
Travelers, local and foreign alike, have the opportunity to visit a land with a versatile beauty. Alternating landscapes blessed by nature with the beauty of contrasts. The wildly beautiful imposing mountains, (Gionna, Parnassos, Vardousia, Oiti) that surround the prefecture attract hikers, nature lovers, holidayers and skiers. Splendid beaches dot the coast from Kirra and Itea, to Galaxidi and Erateini-Tolofona, Spilia, Glyfada, Sergoula, Marathia, Skaloma and Monastiraki all the way to cosmopolitan Hiliadou and the turquoise island of Trizonia.
Mouthwatering smells of traditional cooking tantalize visitors as they fill the air with promises of scrumptious meals at the quaint village tavernas; the list of the “must taste” local products features the famous Amphissa olives, the Parnassos feta cheese, sweet honey and delicious wines. The cultivation of the olive tree, the rich mines, the forests, cattle raising, the fisheries and tourism combine with the warm hospitality of the local population to make Fokida an ideal tourism destination year-round.
Despite its good hospitality infrastructure that offers pleasant accommodation year-round, the prefecture is a well kept secret. Those who have discovered it and climbed its rocky mountain peaks where the sense of loneliness becomes a sense of faith and peace, have fallend in love with Fokida; they found out what it was like to be at the “navel of the world”.
It is a journey into the sphere of myth. Fokida played an important role in the history of Greece, contributing a lot to the struggles for the survival of its people. Human presence here, at the “navel” of the Greek land, can be traced in every corner of Fokida, experienced in its authentic form, in her passage through mythology, history, art and culture.
Come visit Fokida. It is worth it!