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Getting to Know the Region of Central Greece: Fthiotida & Fokida

In the heart of Greece, where breathtaking mountains meet gorgeous beaches and wild rivers flow into the peaceful sea, where nature meets civilization and ancient history finds the modern world… there lies the Region of Central Greece, a land of rich contradictions, intense excitements and unexpected experiences.

It is a place where someone can wander among legends, stroll into great history and eternity through its archaeological sites, achieve serenity and reflect upon the richness and depths of faith in its well-hidden religious treasures, come across its pure nature and experience its warm hospitality.

The Region of Central Greece is divided into five regional units: Viotia, Evia, Evrytania, Fthiotida and Fokida,

This week we will be exploring Fthiotida and Fokida.

Fthiotida: Pleasures in the center of Greece

A natural link between South and the North, Fthiotida is the hub, the center of Central Greece. It is where the impressive coastline reaches mount Oiti and the long Greek history stands proud and unchanged. Generously gifted by nature with therapeutic springs and great mountains, rich in flora and fauna, Fthiotida is the ideal destination.

The Castle of Lamia| The Archeological Museum| The statue of Leonidas and the Historical Information Centre of Thermopylae| Τhe Monument of Athanasios Diakos in Alamana| Τhe Kakogiannio Planetarium School (Asteroscholio) The Byzantine Castle and Museum of Ypati| The Natural History Museum of Oiti| The Gorgopotamos Bridge| The Church of Panagia Archondiki and the Agathonos Monastery

Outdoor activities in the national Park of Oiti| Swimming in Maliakos Gulf and the numerous beaches from Glyfa to Theologos. Shopping in the city of Lamia.

The therapeutic Spas of Ypati, Thermopyles, Platistomo, Kallidromo, Kammena Vourla, Paliovracha and Kaitsas| View from Saint Loukas hill in Lamia and the squares of Pavliani| The famous “Katiki” cheese from Domokos and the rest dairy products of Lamia|Delicious sausages from west Fthiotida| Hard shelled peanuts.

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Fokida: Beautiful contrasts

Harsh and Doric but still warm and hospitable, Fokida features a distinguished, endless beauty of an ever changing geomorphologic scenery. Explore the ancient paths of history, wander among breathtaking monument and admire the stunning contrasts surrounded by the greatness of the land of Fokida.

The Archeological Museum/ The Temples of Apollona/ The Sanctuary of Athina Pronea/ The Oracle at Delphi| Delphi Theatre / The Mycenean Tomb /The Castle of Amfissa| The Cathedral with the exquisite frescoes Priest Loukas’ | The Sotiros Byzantine church in Amfissa| The Panagia Varnakova Monastery in Dorida.

A walk to the Charmaina’s old Tanneries| Swimming at secret beaches from Agios Minas at Desfina to Chiliadou and Trizonia. Skiing at Parnassos Ski Center| Trekking and mountain climbing at Portes and Sykia.

The Delphi Scenery with the unique traditional Olive Grove of Amfissa| The warm hospitality in the small villages of Parnassos and in the picturesque village of Galaxidi| The delicious “kontosouvli” in the numerous traditional taverns| The virgin olive oil and the tasteful olives of Amfissa| The dairy products of the Mountainous side of Fokida.

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Do these destinations seem tempting?

Visit the Region of Central Greece at the ITB Berlin 2017 trade show at Messe Berlin at Hall 1.1 101, 101a to find out more!

Region of Central Greece presentation @ ITB Berlin 2017

On March 9 at 1:30 pm, Sofia Flega (Karpenisi Municipality Tourism Committee member and Karpenisi Hoteliers Association’s secretary) will give a presentation of Central Greece’s destinations at the region’s booth.

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