Meet the Club: Ganimede Hotel


In this small seaside town in the prefecture of Phocis, time seems to have stopped. It’s a warm place with a long and glorious history that has managed to preserve its color in well-preserved neoclassical buildings, traditional shops, and historical captain mansions. One of these captain mansions is the Ganimede Hotel. Within 5 minutes from the picturesque harbor, this unique family-run guesthouse has become a reference point for travelers who choose to visit Galaxidi... and for a good reason!

Recently, Yiota Kountouri visited Ganimede with Persa, her big-sized half-blood and experienced the unique hospitality that this guesthouse offers. She told us about its distinctive architecture, the tasteful rooms with the metal beds, the lush yard, and the blooming gardens, the old furnishings and the antiques that establish an atmosphere of an old, romantic 19th-century era.

However, Yota confirmed what we already knew. There are two things about Ganimede that make it truly unique: its people ... and its food! Ganimede's Greek breakfast has been identified since 1966 with home-made flavor, authentic Greek hospitality, and Galaxidi itself. When in 2003 Kostas and Chrysoula Papalexis took over the hotel from the previous owner, Bruno Perrocco, Chrysoula continued his tradition, offering homemade jams and cakes, traditional cheeses and pies, omelets, hummus, fresh juices, cheeses and sausages based on recipes that were passed on to her by Bruno, adding new flavors. Over the years the hotel has managed to win an outstanding international reputation for its food and hospitality. On April 2, 2014, Ganimede and its breakfast were officially recognized by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Ganimede’ breakfast quickly became known in Greece and abroad, highlighting not only the hotel, but also the wider region of Phocis. Chrisoula is now used to welcoming guests from all over the world… and without doubt, she is the hostess that everyone would ask for. She will take care of you with a smile and personally prepare and serve you the breakfast that made her famous.

Ganimede Hotel gladly accommodates travelers with pets and is a certified pet-friendly property of Woof Club.

"I would like to thank you for this special and, at the same time, valuable cooperation I have had with Woof Club. It is really an experience that has filled me with so many positive feelings, as I myself am the owner of two dogs. I would be really happy to continue our promising collaboration and I would really like to contribute more to this nice initiative, finding extra activities for our four-legged friends and their owners. I want to point out to pet owners the beautiful beaches of Galaxidi, but also the forest near the center, which is suitable for endless walks and games! Thank you with all my heart!"- Papalexi Chrysoula