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Livadiá , the lively capital of Boeotia, is an important junction in the road network and an industrial centre (mainly textiles). It spreads out at the mouth of the gloomy Erkínas Gorge which was thought in Antiquity to be an entrance to the underworld. It was fought over by the Franks in the Middle Ages, but under the Turkish occupation it became the second most important city in Greece. The upper town is graced by white houses with jutting wooden balconies dating from the 18C and 19C and shops shaded by broad Turkish awnings.

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  • Érkinas Gorge Recommended Recommended

    Pafsaniou GR - 32100 Livádia

    On the east bank of the River Erkinas, inside the town of Livadiá, the spring of Mnemosyne (Remembrance) flows into a pool where niches have been carved out of the cliff face. A passage not far away leads to what is thought to be the spring of Lethe ..

  • Livadia Fortress

    Taki Lappa GR - 321 00 Livádia

    The fortress of Livadia, which stands on top of Mount Agios Ilias (402m), controls the approaches to Thessaly. The position was first fortified in the 13C by the Franks, who held Thebes, but the present fortress dates from the 14C when the Catalans r..

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