Amfissa, the most ancient city of Esperia or Ozola Lokra, was built on the site it is today, at the foot of Mount Elatos, below the volume of the historic and legendary Castle of Salona.
It owes the name Amfissa either to the homonymous mistress of Apollo, daughter of Makaros and granddaughter of Aeolus, or from the verb amfiennymi (= I surround myself). For the second version, Aristotle states: “Amfissa was named for the content contained”.
In the southern coasts of Central Greece and after a beautiful route between the mountains of Fokida, Galaxidi emerges. Mansion, picturesque, historical symbol of seamanship, is revealed to us in the innards of a rocky creek overlooking islets and lighthouses. Its two natural ports, Agora and Chirolakas, – separated from each other by Kavos – were for many years a stronghold of sailors, who plowed the entire Mediterranean with the famous Galaxidi hulls.
Itea, built at the bottom of the Gulf of Krissa, extends together with the neighboring Kirra, along the coastal area of the homonymous valley, the Crissaio Pedio and is the southern end of the famous Delphic landscape.
A relatively new city, Itea, since it was founded in 1830, was able, thanks to a series of favorable circumstances, to quickly develop into an important commercial-transit center. Its population today reaches 9,000 inhabitants.
Access to the city is easy, both by sea – it has a good passenger – commercial port – and by land, as it is connected to the major highways of the country. It is the exit to the sea, not only of the Prefecture – port of Amfissa and Delphi -, but also of Central Greece.