KAMENA VOURLA

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Kamena Vourla is a seaside town in the district of Fthiotida. It is located on the north western coast of the North Evian Gulf, while just behind the town are the slopes of Mount Kallidromos and in particular Mount Knimis. Kamena Vourla is conveniently located relatively close to Athens, 175 kms away, on the national road Athens-Thessaloniki, and just 40 kms from Lamia, as the combination of sea and mountainous forest turned the area into a significant resort.

The thermal springs of Kamena Vourla became well-known around 1926, in the middle of the war when chemist Michael Pertesis discovered that the radon content is unique and superior to the corresponding European sources thus identifying their great benefit to man. So, in the 1930s, about ten years later, their development began and the first modern hotels were built in the town. After the war Kamena Vourla gained a great reputation attracting celebrities from all over the world.

Just 8 km, following an uphill route, Is the so-called Monastery of Agia, officially the Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, which was erected and dates back to the 11th century. The view from this monastery is amazing. Also in the vicinity of Kamena Vourla is the historic tomb - memorial of Thermopylae with the imposing statue of Leonidas, King of the Spartans. Karya, a short distance away is one of the most beautiful mountain villages of Fthiotida.

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