Phocis (Greek: Φωκίδα, Ancient Greek: Φωκίς) is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece. It stretches from the western mountainsides of Parnassus on the east to the mountain range of Vardousia on the west, upon the Gulf of Corinth. It is named after the ancient region of Phocis, but the modern regional unit also includes parts of ancient Locris and Doris.
It is part of the administrative region of Central Greece – Sterea Ellada. It stretches from the western mountainsides of Parnassus on the east to the mountain range of Vardousia on the west, upon the Gulf of Corinth. The neighboring prefectures are Aetolia-Acarnania to the west, Phthiotis to the north and Boeotia to the east.
Phocis’ geography is forested, with plants and mountainous. Much of the south and east are deforested and rocky and mountainous while the valley runs from Itea city up to Amfissa city. Forests and green spaces are to the west, the central part and the north. Phocis like the rest of Greece, revels in a warm Mediterranean climate.
Phoci’s economy dased on two main sectors – tourism and agriculture
The agriculture of the area includes wheat, olives, and grapes; livestock are also important. Bauxite is mined in the Parnassian range, and there is an aluminum-reducing plant at Aspra Spítia, near ancient Anticyra. The small port of Itéa, near the site of Cyrrha, serves tourists on their way to Delphi (Delfoí).