Lamia is the capital of prefecture of Fthiotida and is located 209 km north from Athens and 19 km far from Loutra Ypatis. Lamia also constitutes the capital of the Region of Central Greece,an important transport hub, being located on the highway Athens-Thessaloniki, the commercial and industrial center of the prefecture, and furthermore is the center of a fertile agricultural and livestock area.
It is an old picturesque town surrounded by two pine-covered hills. On one hill dominates the medieval castle of Lamia, which is built on the ruins of the ancient wall of polygonal blocks, and the other is the church of St. Lukas, built in the 18th century.
Places of Interest
If you visit the city of Lamia, you should visit the Cathedral of Evaggelistria (Annunciation) in the Freedom Square (the central Square of Lamia), the statue of Athanasios Diakos (a revolutionary hero of 1821 against the Turks) in the homonym square, the cenotaph of the hero in the People's Square, the post-Byzantine church of Pangaea on the south side of the castle, the Public Library with approximately 7,500 volumes, and neoclassical buildings, that offering a unique feature in the city.
Lamia also has a museum, a folklore museum and the Municipal Gallery with valuable exhibits.