40 kilometers from Chalkida, crossing the village Steni, we arrive to the base of the mountain. In the summer, the landscape is flat and the road from Steni to Strovones, ending at the Chiliadou beach, decreases the presence of the mountain itself, since excursioneers pass by it towards the beauty of the sea. During the winter, though, the whole area becomes unreachable to people and snow transforms the landscape, giving it a dreamy impression.
In Antiquity, its pyramidoidal peak was called Dirfys. Later, it acquired the name Delfi, alteration of the ancient name.
The flora in Dirfi is rich. Years ago, Greek and foreign botanists, who examined it, reported with admiration on its abundance and diversity. High on the mountain, over the village Steni, in Mesorachi, one finds Apollonia fir-tree forests, the same as those in Parnitha. Aeschylus already had mentioned the chestnut trees of the area. There are also cherry trees and other fruit-bearing trees. The peak is naked till 1200 m., the rest of the mountain though is covered with fir-trees, chestnut trees, pine-trees and beech-trees.
At 1150 m, at the site called Leiri, we find the refuge of the Greek Mountaineering Club of Chalkis. This refuge is the base, during the winter, for the ascent of any mission to the top.