Galaxidi is a place for families who seek an “island” like atmosphere just two and a half hours away from Athens. It is an all year round destination; suitable for both winter and summer vacation. The small town is a picturesque combination of an island and beautiful mountains. Galaxidi is pleasant and quaint. Galaxidi offers a rich naval history and is a traditional and preserved area. Galaxidi is famous for its stone path alleys, the beautiful homes, picturesque country houses, and harbor. Galaxidi kept its traditional character and is, therefore, a great place to show your family the real Greece. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Galaxidi with young children.
To see & do in Galaxidi with kids
- Play at the Mama square playground
The Mama square is the central square of Galaxidi. There is a playground and there are a few restaurants for parents to sit and watch the children play safely.
- Visit the Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi
Working days-hours: daily, 08:00-13:30 (summer period)
- Make a Walk to Kentri
Follow the coastal road by the forest side and leave behind the village. You will find the ” Wife of the Sailor ” monument at almost the end of the road. Enjoy the view of the town as you will be walking along the small beaches and at the end, you will reach the famous Galaxidi statue
- Take a boat trip
A day cruise to the small islands in the Itean gulf is great during a hot summer.
- The Famous Galaxidi Flour Wars
In a post about Galaxidi, the famous Galaxidi Flour wars have to be mentioned. These happen once a year during Clean Monday – the end of carnival season and the beginning of the Greek Orthodox Lent, 40 days prior to Easter. Galaxidi is covered with more than 1,5 ton of flour which is thrown on the locals and visitors that attend this crazy flour battle, a 200-year-old custom.
Beaches in Galaxidi with kids
The beaches of Galaxidi are clear, clean and feature small pebbles. There are sea urchins on the rocks so don’t forget to bring some water shoes. One of the best beaches for families in Galaxidi with kids is Kendri beach: Shortly before the end of the main road and immediately after the before mentioned statue of the sailor’s wife.
Eating in Galaxidi
Galaxidi mostly features family taverns and straightforward eateries. Most taverns are open all year around. Many serve excellent traditional dishes at reasonable quantities and prices. Families in Galaxidi with kids can try traditional pork with quince and ‘kelemia’ which is a traditional dish with meaty stuffed onions and feta cheese with honey.
Where to stay in Galaxidi
There are no large resorts or luxury hotels in the picturesque Galaxidi. Instead, there are many boutique hotels and authentic and original small hotels and guesthouses. I recommend Ganimede Hotel because of its family activities and kids welcome vibe. Here is more information for Ganimede Hotel. Check here for hotels and hotel rates.