Lokroi is a municipality in south-east Fthiotida, Atalanti is its seat and Dafnousia, Opountia and Malesina are the main towns. Malesina dates from the 6th century B.C.
The well-known tourist resort of Agios Ioannis Theologos is located in a leeward creek at a short distance. It is built in the location of the port of ancient Alon (6th century B.C) and features some splendid beaches and tavernas serving fresh fish.
The serene and beautiful beaches of Vlihada, Lekuna and Arsanas are awarded the Blue Flag every year. There are picturesque, but still not easily accessible shores, such as, Gorgolimano, Papas, Mourtitsa, Mandessi and Kakailia. In Atalanti, visitors can enjoy the clear waters of the Northern Euboean Gulf.
According to classical mythology, Atalanti was a virginal and austere figure resembling Artemis [Diana] who grew up in the woods and devoted all her life to hunting. She was the fastest of all mortals and nobody could beat her at running. The deer-huntress Artemis and Apollo were her patrons.
The Monastery of Agioi Anargyroi, the country chapel of St Seraphim, the Byzantine church of Hamethanasi, Agios Athanassios --the seat of the old Diocese, the fountains of Bodovatsa and the old Macedonian cemetery are the most important places to visit.
Beautiful beach in front of the homonymous village, built on ancient Osmaes which experienced significant tourism growth particularly in the 1970`s when Greece’s national actress, Aliki Vougiouklaki, built a villa on a beach, which was later named after her. At Theologos you will find plenty of restaurants, cafes.
In front of the beach the Opountios (Atalante) bay lies, whose name derives from the ancient capital of the Opounta Locris. To the west of this scenic beach is the small islet matrix connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land when the tide withdraws waters.