Almyropotamos is the most notherly village of the Municipality
of Styra, located close to the border with the Municipality
of Dystos in an area of great interest. It has 500 residents and is set in
a rocky hillside in front of the valley which spreads out from the Dipotamo river.
The coastal hamlet of Panagia
belongs administratively to Almyropotamos, as does the islet of Kavalliani.
Many commentators identify Kavalliani as the ancient Glaukonissos, in the soil
of which the Olympic winner Glaukos, son of Dimilos, was buried by his fellow
The palaeontological survey in the valley of Almyropotamos has uncovered
many important finds which belong to mammals of the so-called Picermius fauna.
These are mainly the remains of small-bodied horses which were no higher than
1.30 metres tall and had three toes on each foot. According to specialists, Picermius
fauna belongs to a steppe environment and has an Asian origin; it is dated to
around 13 million years ago.
This text is cited May 2003 from the Municipality
of Styra tourist pamphlet.