Title: Prefecture of Fokida / Municipality of Amfissa Descriptive info: /.. / Municipality of Amfissa.. Back.. Print.. A M F I S S A : An ancient city, city state and home of the Esperian (western) Locris with 70,000 people (according to the Greek traveller Pausanias - A.. D.. 180).. It owes its name either to the daughter of Makaros (son of Aiolos) Amfissa or to a Greek verb "αμφιεννυμι" (=to surround-to dress with), because it is surrounded by mountains.. In 338 BC, during the Third Sacred War it was ruined by Phillip II of Macedonia.. In 30 BC the city was colonised by Aitolians and became very populous.. During the later Byzantine period it was renamed to Salona and at the Middle Ages it was invaded by the Franks who established the Salona Barony (Salona Barony - La-Sola, under the dynasty of S t r o m o n k u r ).. At the 1821 Struggle for Freedom, it was the first city of Roumeli to revolt under the leadership of Panourgias, Gouras and Isaiah, bishop of Salona.. On March 27 Panourgias invaded the city and on April 10th Salona Fortress was invaded.. Salona (Amfissa) became the capital of Eastern Terrestrial Greece following the establishment of Salona Aeropagus,where the Resolution of Eastern Terrestrial Greece Constitution was adopted.. Today, Amfissa is the capital of Fokida department, numbering 12,000 inhabitants, centre of all Public Services.. There is a modern State Hospital, a Court of First Instance, a Cultural Centre, a Prison, an Archaeological and a Cultural museum, a Public Library with 40,000 volumes which is constantly enriched, ... or 12th century).. At the base of Kofina hill, chiselled on cone shaped rock there is a Mycenaen tomb, "the wolf layer", "Likotripa".. Roman and Byzantine mosaics, notably the Baptisery - 3rd or 4th century - and ruins of a basilica church.. Finally, in Amfissa there are many old mansions and neo-classic buildings adorned with plaster decorations and beautiful wall paintings of local painters at the time.. Its inhabitants' main occupation is agriculture and namely the olive-trees.. The communities which along with the capital form the Municipality of Amfissa are: E l a i o n a s (Topolia), a picturesque village with deep shade plane trees, with abundant spring water, a magnificent cascade and vividness, P r o s i l i o (Segditsa), formed by three settlements, the old village, Biniani (the village in the plain) and the beautiful resort with "Panagia" Monastery, where lived as a monk for a while Kosmas Aitolos.. At the site "Ίapsitsa" of Prosilio region there is a forest village, the 21 wooden houses of which are literally into the fir-trees forest, D r o s o c h o r i (Kolovata) the inhabitants of which moved to Amfissa, but it is re-constructed as a magnificent resort, Agios Georgios, Agios Konstantinos a n d S e r n i k a k i , three adjoining picturesque villages lying at the west of the olive-trees plain and, last, Agia Efthimia, the village of Astrapogiannos and Giannis Skarimbas, built on the ruins of Ancient Mionia.. Find it in the map..
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Title: Prefecture of Fokida / Basic Descriptive info: / Basic..
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Title: Prefecture of Fokida / Cultural events Descriptive info: / Cultural events.. FOKIKA.. Carnival of Amfissa.. Skarimpia in St Efthimia..
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Title: Prefecture of Fokida / Industrial archaeology Descriptive info: / Industrial archaeology.. Tanneries.. Koudounadika (Bell shops).. Rope-making.. Settlement of Harmaina.. Mining Park Vagonetto..
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Title: Prefecture of Fokida / Natural places Descriptive info: / Natural places.. Mountain Giona.. Gorge of Reka.. Eleonas.. Drosochori.. Prosilio.. Olive grove of Amfissa..
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Title: Prefecture of Fokida / Alternative tourism Descriptive info: / Alternative tourism.. Forestal village of Kapsitsa..
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Title: Prefecture of Fokida / Tourist information Descriptive info: / Tourist information.. Useful phones.. Camping.. Name.. Phone.. Police stations.. Police Director.. 22650 28222.. Immediate action Police Station.. 22650 28100.. Police Department.. 22650 28623.. Department of traffic.. 22650 28221.. Department of Security.. 22650 23492.. Fire brigade.. Fire Brigade.. 22650 28199, 28333.. Μeans of mass transport.. TAXI.. 22650 28600.. Busses.. 22650 28341 - (Συντονιστής) 28226.. Museums.. Archaeological Museum.. 22650 23344.. ... Alpha Bank.. Piraeus Bank.. ΕuroBank.. Port authorities.. 22650 23162, 28295.. Various.. FOREST ISPECTION.. 22650 28264.. Hellas Service.. 22650 22727.. Accommodation.. Category.. Fax.. E-mail.. Website.. c.. Hotel AMFISSEUM.. 22650 22 161.. -.. D.. Hotel APOLLON.. 22650 72261.. Rent Rooms, DRIS KONSTANTINOS, Sernikaki.. 22650 29492, 6948838597.. FORESTAL VILLAGE (twenty - one (21) wooden lodges in forest from firs), KAPSITSA FOKIDAS.. 2107518289, 6972882738..
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Title: Prefecture of Fokida / Historical places Descriptive info: / Historical places.. Castle of Salona.. Likotripa.. Gourna”.. Church Of Metamorphosis Sotiros.. Church of Evaggelistria.. Early Christian Baptistery.. Secular Building and Mosaic Floor.. Inscribed Mosaic of Bathroom..
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Title: Prefecture of Fokida / Gallery Descriptive info: / Gallery..
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