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LAMIA


Lamia, it is a commercial city and capital of the prefecture and is built up the southwest, pine-covered slopes of Mt. Othris near the Sperhios river. The city is built on the location were the homonymous ancient city used to be. According to the ancient myth, the city was built by Lamos (Lamios), son of Hercules, or by Lamia, daughter of Poseidon, thus giving the city its name. Another theory holds that the word "Lamia" comes from a different spelling of the word "Malia", as used to be the name of the region in the past. Dominating the city, there are two hills: on the first one, the Castle of Lamia rises from the stones of the ancient acropolis, rebuilt and renovated in the byzantine and medieval ages; on the other hill stands the 18th century church of Agios Loukas (around late 19th-early 20th century) with a magnificent view of the Maliakos Bay and beyond to the shores of Euboea (Evia Island). The Lamia Museum has an interesting archaeological collection of finds that age back from the neolithic to the hellenistic period (pottery, sculpture, statues, and geometric figurines). Visitors to the city may rest at one of its many nice cafes in its beautiful plazas or commercial streets.

Lamia

 

LAMIA THERMOPYLAE KAMENA VOURLA IPATI OITI MOUNTAIN  
STILIS (STILIDA) DELPHI ITEA - GALAXIDI KARPENISI  
MOLOS-SKARFEIA-KALLIDROMO-MENDENITSA    
 

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