Municipality of Delphi (Greece)
Welcome to Municipality of Delphi
According to legend, when Zeus sent out two eagles from the ends of the universe to find the ‘omphalos’, the centre of the world, they met in Delphi. The Delphi region at the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus is an enchanting destination in the heart of Greece. It is a place of harmony and serenity, where the sea meets a jagged coastline, capes, islets and mountains. It is a place of great contrasts; with snowy-white mountain peaks which run down to beaches and crystal clear waters. The municipality of Delphi unites several regions: Amfissa, Delphi, Desfina, Galaxidi, Itea, Gravia, Parnassos and Kallieon. Each region tells a different story and offers an array of tourist attractions.
Regeneration and revival
The regeneration plan of Harmaina began in the 1990s as a part of a wider plan to showcase the amphitheatric city of Amfissa as a major tourism thematic park. Under this initiative, numerous restoration projects took place including, the reconstruction of some old leather tanneries, the antique water supply system and the reconstruction and lighting of the alleyways. Today, few tanneries still operate and Harmaina is a tranquil neighbourhood which exudes a special charm and warmth.
- visit the olive grove of Amfissa, a green and grey sea of over 1,5 million olive trees
- visit the Archaeological Site of Delphi, a UNESCO ‘World Heritage Site’ and admire the Temple of Apollo, the Stadium and the theatre (6th – 4th Cent. B.C.)
- visit the Nautical Historical Museum of Galaxidi, with its gallery of authentic paintings of sailing vessels and famous nautical stamp collection
- climb Mount Giona (2,508m), the highest mountain in central Greece and cross its famous ravine and summits for an exciting adventure