Sterea-Focida

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General Information for Focida

Focida The greatest asset for Fokida is its proximity to Athens. Delphi (appr. 115 miles) is one of the biggest tourist attractions and hundreds of thousands visit the spectacular archeological locale. The shores of the Corinthian Gulf, along with numerous hills, offer the capital of the nome, Amfissa, and its inhabitants, enjoyable excursions all year round.

The old neutical town of Galaxidi beautifies the entire nome and zealously preserves its traditional charm. Equally picturesque are the mountainous villages on top of lush slopes. Amfissa the capital is a town with many interests and antiquities. It is a historical town and, according to myth again, took its name from Amfissa, the grand-daughter of Aiolos/Aeolus, the god of the winds.