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West Central Greece is in Central Greece. It includes the regional units of (from east to west) Boeotia, Phthiotis, Phocis, Evrytania, and Aetolia-Acarnania.


Map of West Central Greece
  • 1 Lamia — a regional capital
  • 2 Delphi — Site of the famous oracle of Apollo, major archaeological site
  • 3 Galaxidi — A traditional settlement and a well-known destination for yachts.
  • 4 Itea — Seaside town close to Delphi
  • 5 Orini Nafpaktia are attractive villages in the Nafpaktos countryside.
  • 6 Thebes (Greek: Thiva) — The modern town lies at the site of ancient Thebes, a powerful city-state that dominated most of Classic Greece after the victory over the Spartans at Leuctra in 371 BC
  • 7 Agios Thomas Tanagras — A semi-mountainous village at Tanagra municipality, near necropolis of ancient Tanagra.

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Loutra Ypatis — the village is famous for its hot springs and boasts several hotels.


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Gorgopotamos Bridge

Gorgopotamos Bridge is a railway bridge over the river Gorgopotamos near Lamia that is famous for one of the biggest sabotage acts of World War II, known as "Operation Harling". A British mission and 150 Greek partisans blew it up on 25 November 1942, cutting off German supplies being transported between Athens and Thessaloniki.

Thermopylae is a narrow coastal passage north of Delphi that is famous for the battle that took place there in 480 BC.

Ossios Loukas Monastery is a historic monastery near Itea, listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

The archaeological museum in Thebes is one of the most important in Greece.


  • Hike forest trails from Megalo Chorio up 1 Mount Kaliakouda, with fresh spring water pouring out of the mountain and a refuge for overnight staying.
  • Mountain biking
  • Go skiing in the winter at Velouchi, one of the best ski resorts in Greece.
  • White-water-rafting in the spring


Some of the traditional products of Evrytania are:

  • Kokoretsi and roast lamb (arnaki psito)
  • Mezedes (appetizers) made from local meats, sausages, feta cheese and the local soft cheese tsalafouti or katiki.

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