In the taverns of Itea you can taste fresh fish, seafood ouzo and the famous Roumeli kontosouvli, intestines, lamb, splenandero, the Amfissa olives and sheep’s yoghurt.
Do not forget to buy some of the typical local products of the region such as olives, green oil, wine, fresh olive preserves, honey, nuts rustic, raki etc. The sweets “Almond” and “Revani” of Galaxidi will be unforgettable.
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Anniversary of the Battle of Agali: The celebration of the historic anniversary of the battle takes place on the last Sunday of September. The event took place in Skala Salona, the Agali bay.
It played an important role at the start of Greece’s independence on September 17, 1827. Then, the first steam ship, “Karteria” guided by the philhellene Frank Ampnef Hastings, managed to plunge the entire Turkish flagship.
The events start a few days earlir with outdoor events, music and dance performances, theater performances and on Sunday, the day of the anniversary, an honorary celebration takes place with speeches, wreaths, memorial, dance, photography exhibitions and reconstructions.
Celebration St. Constantine & Helen: The church of St. Constantine and Helen was saved from the Turkish occupation and is located in the entrance of the gulf of Itea, at the islet. Fishing boats and private aircraft carry believers to the islet where pontifical vespers are celebrated.
Celebration of St. John: The cultural group of Itea “O Desmos” organizes a big festival with traditional orchestra, food and wine.
Celebration of Lights: In Itea distinguishes the ceremony of sanctification of the Waters. The ceremony takes place at the seaside of Itea with great pomp. Sanctification is done by Metropolitan Fokida with thousands of visitors from all over Greece. Young people who dive for the Holy Cross and then parade it throughout the city for blessing. The priests release white doves and fanfare, bells and chants are heard across the harbor.
Fokida’s Exhibition: This is an institution that is held annually by the Commerce and Industry Chamber of Fokida. The exhibition takes place in the marina of Itea and includes disposal products of all kinds and participating chambers, institutions, embassies, shopping stores etc. It is the largest trade event in the region and lasts five days.
Many events are organized during the summer months such as “Dolphins” and Swimming games in August. In the Savior Transfiguration on August 6 feast takes place.
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Visit the Church of the Transfiguration, patron of Itea. The construction of the church began in 1890 and is a major project of both yesterday and today.
Worth seeing the church of St. Anargyroi at the hill and the church of St. Constantine at the islet in the bay of Itea. Also visit Agali bay where is Skala Salona.
Itea has many beaches some of which are organized such as beautiful Miami beach and Trocadero with blue flag. Amazing beaches are also St. John and Vrahakia of Kirra.
In Itea you can admire the view of an idyllic landscape, the hill of St. Anargyroi. Also amazing is the grove that stretches back from Itea.
Itea Islets: The beautiful island of Saint Constantine is located at the entrance of the Gulf of Itea. There, there is the church of St. Constantine and Helen saved from the Turkish and celebrated with pomp.
Ideal for boat rides are beautiful and picturesque islands of the bay of Itea Agios Georgios, Agios Athanasios, Agios Dimitrios and Molemeno.