This small town which used to be a place of exile, is now an ideal
place for relaxation and meditation. It is 100 km from Messolongi,
it has 2,266 residents and it is situated next to Trichonida
lake. There are remains of the ancient city near the village. That city was
an ancient political and religious center of the Etolians.
The archaeological site with remains of the temple of Thermios Apollonas and of the "Etolian Koipsos", that was a big arcade, 170 m. long. The archaeological museum has been founded in the same site. It includes findings from the excavations of the temple and of Kalidona, clay statues from Hrisovitsa, Roman inscriptions etc. The community center accommodates the library of Apokourou.
The church of St. Nikolas built on the basis of the temple of Artemis.
The church of St. Kosmas at Mega Dendro, his hometown.
The monastery dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin Mary at Mirtia. According to an inscription, it was built in 1491.
The monastery of the Shelter with old remarkable wall drawings and the monastery of St. Paraskevi in Mandra.
This text is cited December 2004 from the West Greece Region General Secretariat URL below.
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