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Agia Efthymia

Europe is one of the five inhabited traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. Europe is also admired for its natural beauty, marvelous surroundings and remarkable cities.
Agia Efthymia is one of the popular tourist attractions in Europe that is blessed with unique and marvelous surroundings. It is one of the communities, which along with Amfissa, capital of the prefecture of Phocis, form the municipality of Amfissa. It is also the village of Astrapogiannos and Giannis Skarimbas, built on the ruins of ancient Mionia which was a town of the ancient Greek tribe of Locrians who came to the region during the descend of Dorians.
Agia Efthymia played a major role during the Greek revolution of independence against the Turks in 1821 but even before it, with great kleftes and armatolous like Katsonis, Konstantaras and Astrapogiannos. Agia Efthymia is also officially known as the village of martyrs due to the high number of residents killed during the German occupation of Greece in the Second World War.
In 1991, the population of the village was around 670, and according to the census of 2001 it had declined to 597. However, every summer the population reaches approximately 1500 residents. Although the village is extending, it currently retains its traditional culture.

Like some of its sister cities and towns, Agia Efthymia is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of the mountains, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important touristic attractions in Europe.

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