Museum and Archaeological Site of Delphi
Museum of Delphic Festivals (Eva and Angelos Sikelianos)
Monastery of Prophet Ilias (9 km. from Delphi)
Monastery of Hosios Loukas (35 km. from Delphi)
Itea (19 km. from Delphi)
Galaxidi (35 km. from Delphi)
Chrysso (7 km. from Delphi)
Arachova (8 km. from Delphi)
Parnassos Ski Center (35 km from Delphi)
The city of Delphi is a 2-hour drive from Athens, 100 km of National Road Athens-Lamia and 80 km provincial road from the Kastro exit to Delphi. At the national road exit of Kastro, at the Boeotia prefecture and near the plain of Kopais lies the Mycenaean Acropolis of Gla. Gla was the largest fortified citadel of Greece, built around 1300 BC and used for the drainage works of the (drained now) lake of Kopais.
After the national road exit and in the nearby city of Orchomenos lies the tomb of Minyas, a monumental tomb of the Mycenaean period. Very close to the tomb of Minyas, is the Monastery of Panagia Skripous (Virgin Scripou) one of the most important Byzantine monasteries in the area, founded in 873/874 A.D. as indicated in the inscription on the outer walls of the sanctuary.
Approximately five kms. before reaching Arcahova and making a left towards the small village of Steiri, there is the Monastery of Saint Luc, one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece dated back to the 11th century. A very important city of the region is Arachova, near the Parnassos Ski Center, built at an altitude of 1.000 m. with traditional stone houses and cobbled streets, typical of the 19th and early 20th century.
A few kms. after Arachova you enter the Prefecture of Phokis. The first stop is Delphi, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The ancient Stadium, the ancient Theatre, the temple of Apollo, the Roman Forum, the Tholos, the Archaeological Museum are locations where the visitor can admire the splendor of ancient Greek art. Between the archaeological site and the modern village of Delphi is the Museum of Delphic Festivals of Angelos and Eva Sikelianos.
Amfissa, the capital of Phocis, with its famous olive grove, the ancient castle, the tanneries, the Archaeological Museum and the bauxite mining industry, is the commercial and financial center of the region. The Vagonnetto, is the Phokis mining park, a thematic park exploring the history of bauxite mining giving the visitor the possibility to visit underground arcades with a train track of 850m. Next to Delphi and near Amfissa, lies Chrysso, a traditional settlement, and Itea, the commercial port of the area. A few kms. away is Galaxidi an important commercial port of the 18th and 19th century and important tourist destination, with traditional stone houses and cobbled streets. The city also has a very popular Maritime Museum.
The prefecture of Phokis is home to many churches and monasteries of the 19th century, such as the Monastery of Prophet Ilias and the church of Saint Nicholas in Galaxidi, all monuments of unique architecture.
All along the Gulf of Corinth, the picturesque bays, combined with crystal clear waters and small islets are an attraction for tourists. The uneven coastline has also been helpful for the development of commercial fish farming. A key area of trade and economic development in the region is mining bauxite, olive production on a smaller scale, wine production.