The city of Lamia
Lamia (Municipality of Lamia, www.lamia.gr) is the capital of the Prefecture of Fthiotida and is located at the foot of Mount Othrys. There are various interpretations with respect to the origin of the city’s name: Lamia was built by Lamos, the son of Heracles and Omphali. According to Pausanias, the city was built by Lamia, the Queen of the Trachinie and daughter of Poseidon. According to Aristotle, the word Lamia means an area, a country, a city located between two hills. According to another interpretation, the city’s name derives from the anagrammatization of the word Malia, the name of the surrounding area. During the Byzantine era, the city was named Zitouni and was surrounded with a wall.
See the City of Lamia
See the Castle of Lamia
Lamia is one of Greece’s modern big cities. It has a long history, an active social life and a wonderful climate. Today the city has 80,000 people and is a trade centre with large scale agricultural and stockbreeding production. A 375 acres Industrial Area is located 8 kilometers far from the city’s centre. The Pan-Hellenic Fair of Lamia that takes place at the end of May is a particularly important event for the city, for economic reasons.
In the city of Lamia one can visit the archaeological museum, the municipal theatre, the municipal conservatory, the cinemas, the swimming pool, the sports centre. Many cultural, mountaineering and sports societies and clubs are active in the city.