Sailing Holidays in Livadeia, Sporades Islands, Greece

Sailing Holidays in Livadeia

Livadeia is built at the feet of mount Elikon and Erkynas river flows through it. Homer refers to Livadeia with its former name, Mideia. According to Pausanias, Livadeia was named after the Athenian hero, Levados, who persuaded the locals to build the town at its current location.

Livadeia participated in the War of Troy and became famous due to the Oracle of Trofonios Zeus. The town suffered many barbarian raids and in 1460 was occupied by the Turks, who made it capital of Roumeli (“vilaeti”).

It was the birthplace of Lambros Katsonis (glorious sea fighter during the pre-revolution period and spiritual father of Odysseas Androutsos) and one of the first towns to revolt (under Athanasios Diakos’ leadership) against the Turks.

Livadeia was incorporated in the Greek state in February of 1829. Livadeia is surrounded by several interesting archaeological places, such as Heronia, Orhomenos, Thiva and Ancient Delphi.