What to See

Mendenitsa 25km

A most picturesque village tucked away in the green vegetation of Kalidromo with an incredible view and special cultural importance.

Its medieval Castle is one of the most important and well-preserved castles of its kind. Cultural Castle in Medenitsa: Concerts of sophisticated Greek songs, Theatricals, Tradition Evenings and Poetry Evenings. Exhibitions of table wine, ceramics and paintings are also held.

Thermopylae 28.8km

Thermopylae is a location in Greece where a narrow coastal passage existed in antiquity. It derives its name from its hot sulphur springs. “Hot gates” is also “the place of hot springs and cavernous entrances to Hades”. Thermopylae is primarily known for the battle that took place there between the Greek forces including the Spartans and the Persian forces, spawning the famous epitaph beginning with “Go tell the Spartans”. It is on the only land route large enough to bear any significant traffic between Lokris and Thessaly. Passage from north to south along the east coast of the Balkan peninsula requires use of the pass. Further west the way is blocked by mountains and the Gulf of Corinth. For this reason the area has been the site of several battles.

Kalidromo 31.5km

Kalidromo Wood: A wood of unexpected and exquisite beauty with oak trees, cedars, black pine trees, maritime pine trees and a beautiful lake on the plateau of Souvala, rich pastures and an incredible variety of herbs and fragrant plants are found in its ravines which are sheltered by plane-tree thickets. Inaccessible canyons and hillocks compose colour palettes of exquisite beauty throughout the year. Bonfire Festival: Organized by the Mountaineering Club in May.

Delphi 103km

Delphi is both an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in the valley of Phocis. In myths dating to the classical period of Ancient Greece (510-323 BCE), the site of Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he sought to find the centre of his “Grandmother Earth” (Ge, Gaea, or Gaia). He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found.

Gastronomy – Entertainment

In Kamena Vourla, the visitor can savour delicious fish from the area at the numerous picturesque tavernas along the coast right next to the sea and other cooked delicacies and local dishes at the various restaurants of the region.
Visitors of all ages can enjoy a cup of coffee or other beverages, ice-cream or delicious local sweets at a multitude of cafe bars and sweet shops.
Strolling along the promenade is delightful in the afternoon and the evening when the promenade is humming with activity. Rich vegetation lends the area vivid colours with olive-trees, pine-trees, poplars, oak-trees, willows and plane-trees. Both its climate and its hot springs, as well as the combination of mountainous and seaside surroundings make the area a place of attraction throughout the year.

History and Monuments

According to Homer, Kamena Vourla and Kenourgio are built on the site of the ancient town Thronio, while Renginio is built on the site of ancient Tarfi (native town of the Locrean hero, Aeas).

Present day towns have been built near the streams of the Voagrios River, as was also the case in ancient years. The healing water of the hot springs which contributes to the development of Kamena Vourla comes from the heart of Knimida, which lies very close to the bath town.

Springs and monastery

The famous springs became important around 1926 when the chemist Michail Pertesis discovered the exceptionally high radon concentration in the water, which was thought of as a great value for people’s health.

Nearly ten years later (1930s), the first hotels started to develop. After World War II, Kamena Vourla was transformed into a famous tourist attraction.

8 kilometres (5 miles) away on the road heading uphill features the monastery known as Iera Moni Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros which was built in around the 11th century. Nearby the city a historic tomb is situated, a monument to the Battle of Thermopylae with a seal of Leonidas, King of Sparta, located not far from the mountain village Karya.

Monuments – Sightseeing

Kamena Vourla: Kamena Vourla: At the Omyro the Kamena Vourla and the Kenourgio, were built in the region of ancient city of Thronio, from the other hand Regini is built in the region of ancient Tarfis (homeland of the hero Aianta of Lokrou).

As in the ancient times thus and today, the cities they were built near the streams of Voagriou river. From the heart of Knimidas, near the bath city, springs the therapeutic waters that contribute in the growth of Kamena Vourla.

Kenourgio: Beautiful graphic village with hospitable residents. Especially cool for the summertime is the beach of village.

Karia: One of the wonderfull mountainous villages of the region.

Regini: It is far 8 km from the Kamena Vourla, rammed in a splendid nature. The passages are all separate and it leads to the point of meeting with the chieftains 1821 in order to give on 26ht August the battle in the Vasilika. Still they lead to the passages of “Rally AKPOPOLIS”. Other sightseeings in the region are the locality called “Palaiokastra”, which consist of the ruins of Omiriki city Tarfis.

I.N. Of Metamorphosis of Sotiros (9th – 11th aj.): Monastery with unique murals and heirlooms. At the Ottoman domination, it offered services in the fighters of revolution. Unique the view to the Maliako and the Knimida.