Landmarks in Viotia


In Karakolithos outside the town of Distomo lies a monument alluding to sombre times, where 134 citizens where executed in April 1944 by the Nazis for their resistance to occupation.
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Many beautiful water fountains built of stone embellish the villages and underline the strong relationship that the residence have with this precious resource. Village life organized itself around these fountains, which slowly lost their true significance after municipal water was extended to the homes.
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Although the tower was built during the Frankish era, the clock was donated by Lord Elgin in 1803 in exchange for being able to undertake archaeological excavations in the vicinity to find the mysterious oracle of Trofonios.
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In Davlia - on the road from Davlia to Distomo - there is a monument that attests to the presence of the old Schiste (Shisti) road where Oedipus supposedly killed his father Laios. Sophocles, Pausinias and others mentioned the existence of this road that leads to the Oracle of Delphi.
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Built at the turn of the 20the century to mill flour, the watermill has been completely restored and represents a cultural beacon, as part of a cultural centre and exhibition space.
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