Galaxidi has often been described as an island in the mainland, because the best way to reach it is by boat. The pretty little resort town is tucked into the Gulf of Corinth, marked by a seafront hillock, cobblestone lanes and beautiful harbors. A must-visit destination in town is the Nautical and Historical Museum, which celebrates Galaxidi’s legacy as a major shipping center. The town’s maritime history is preserved in its many neoclassical houses too, especially in the ‘captains’ houses’ (kapetanospita). The town also boasts of two ports. The older is nicknamed Hirolakas or ‘Widows’ Port,’ after grieving wives who would wait in vain for their seamen husbands to come home. The second port features a lovely promenade lined with popular seafood restaurants, bars and cafés. Secluded little coves along the sea are perfect for swimmers, often near terrace bars overlooking the sea. For many travelers, Galaxidi also serves as the gateway to Delphi, Amfissa and the northern coast of the Gulf of Corinth.