Galaxidi owes its prosperity to the shipyards (Tarsanades or Karnagia_ during the 19th century, the most beautiful and sturdy sailing ships of the Mediterranean were built at the Galaxidian shipyards.
Did you know that Delphi is the host of a modern art sculpture park? Initial thoughts on the establishment of the Sculpture Park and an International Art Gallery at the European Cultural Centre of Delphi began in the mid-80s.
Pallas-Athena, goddess of Wisdom and Armed Resistance, was a purely Greek divinity; that is to say, no other nation possessed a corresponding conception. She was supposed, as already related, to have issued from the head of Zeus himself, clad in armour from head to foot.
In ancient Greek history and mythology, Delphi was referred to as the geographical center of the world, its navel.
According to the ancient Greek myth, Zeus set two eagles free to find the center of the world. They soared through the skies westward and eastward and their paths crossed in Delphi.
«Harmena» is an old district within the city of Amfissa, at which all the tannery workshops were gathered for centuries, producing leather skins with an indelible and shiny yellow coloration.
Famous in Delphi: Jackie Kennedy Onassis, one of the most influential and admired First Ladies in American history and the wife of the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, was visiting Delphi back in June 1960.
Water supply and sanitation in Greece is characterized by diversity. In Athens and other large towns, tap water is drinkable. However, in most islands and in few mainland towns, bottled water is recommended in order avoid health issues during your trip.