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Arhani, Asvestis, Gianitsou, Grameni, Kastri, Litosselo, Makrakomi Makri, Palea Gianitsou, Papas, Platistomo, Rovoliari, Trilofo, Tsouka

Built on the southern slopes of Western Othris at an altitude of 280 m, it prevails from a transportation, administration and financial point of view and affords the visitor aesthetic pleasure as it overlooks the Sperhios and its valley. It is home to history and civilization, as well as, modern infrastructure and a picturesque atmosphere.


HISTORY - MONUMENTS - SIGHTS

. Makrakomi: This market town bears the name of the ancient Aenian town "Makra Komi" [Long Hair] whose ruins can be seen in Prophet Elias. "Makra Komi" is mentioned by the historian Livius in his description of the destruction of Sperhias by the Aetolians (198 B.C). The hillock of Prophet Elias, the little church of Agia Paraskevi (set in an overgrown site with cypress trees), the Acropolis of Makrakomi (which affords a splendid view over the plain) and the hillock of Lavanitsa are all worth visiting.
. Platistomo: A picturesque bath town with natural springs (known to ancient Aenians). This place is set in lush vegetation where the traveller can find peace and escape everyday reality under the shade of ancient plane trees.
. Nea and Palea Gianitsou - Papas: There are traces of two ancient castles in this location.
. Makri: It features a particularly beauriful square and the superb plane-tree wood of the River Sperhios. The only station for nursing and protecting animals in Fthiotida is also located in Makri.
. Arhani: A place where we can wander off down the ravine with its springs and therapeutic waters.
. Asvestis: It has a vaulted bridge made of stone.
. Trilofo: It features a superb religious museum "I Vivlos" ["The Bible"].
. Kastri: It has a splendid plane-tree forest on both sides of the Sperhios. The Castle is the most prominent building at the village centre.
. Tsouka: The porch of Western Fthiotida. It features a fountain in the "halkia gourna" ["brass basin"] while there are huge oak trees at Agios Giannis.
. Litosselo: There is a Folklore Museum and a settlement called "Afentika" ["The Bosses"].
. Rovoliari: There are beautiful ancient fir-trees, chestnut-tree woods and oak-tree woods, as well as, a superb Folklore Museum.


GASTRONOMY - ENTERTAINMENT

Local meat from free range animals and delicious sausages traditionally produced. Wine and raki from the mountainous vineyards of Makrakomi, Tsouka and Platistomo. Famous local produce includes kiwi berries from Kastri and shelled peanuts from Makri.


CULTURAL AND OTHER EVENTS

Organized events in commemoration of the Battle of Makrakomi; three-day Carnival festivities in Makrakomi. Traditional festivals in Makrakomi (on Agiou Pnevmatos Day [Holy Ghost]) and all the other villages. Music nights, dedicated events, exhibitions and theatricals are also put on in summer.
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