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The city of Paramythia lies in the county Thesprotia in Epirus link. The name come from the Paramythia's Virgin Mary's name (in ancient Greek means comforter) where and the monastery which stands in perfect condition in the middle of the town link.
The town's area reaches about the 79,200 acres, while it's population about 10,000. Today, the city is the headquarter of the Paramythia's Municipality which includes 22 municipal departments link.
Paramythia was a small Byzantine town built in 1,000 B.C. Lies simile to an amphitheatre at the altitude of 750 m, at Korila's mountain foothill, between the Acheron and Kalamas rivers. The mountain chain Koryla (altitude 1,658 m) lies on the eastern side of the city. On the city limits we find the Kokytos River, known from mythology.  Among the city's attractions you can see the Byzantine bath, the Koulia tower, the castle of Paramythia and the Elea's castle, the unique for it's structure watch, while you'll never forget the thesprotian highlands, at the Souli village, but also the near littoral regions as Parga, Syvota, Perdika.
Traditional houses, in the center of the city with the paved market, represent the architectonic characteristic. The major part of the municipality - with exceptions the rivers' Kalamas and Kokytos valleys- is highland and semi-mountain with the higher crests the Chionistra (1,644m) and Koryla (1,658m) on the NE and E of Paramythia.
The Paramythia's valley is one of the largest in Thesprotia County and one of the major residential and cultural area in Epirus.
The archaeological remainder - stone tools, ceramics from the Paramythia's valley, the richest area in Greece in stone tools date from the latest Paleolithic till the copper age- attest the uninterrupted inhabitancy in all Stone age. 
Southern by the Paramythia, in the Tsardakia area, on polygonal wall and one tomb with shape of box date in the latest Copper age, are among the few samples of the Mycenaean culture in Thesprotia.
Recording the historical ages, in the eastern side of Kalamas river, among natural fortified hills, or mountains' foothills, was constructed fortified settlements (Five churches, Petrovitsa, Gousbany, Plakoti, Kallithea etc.), which controlled the Kalamas' valley. In the same period grow a settlements' chain in the Valley of Kokytos River (Paramythia, Elea, St. Donatos of Zervochori), a few others in the western side of the Kokytos' Valley (Grika, Sevasto, Kyra Panagia) and, some other, smaller settlements on the highlands of Paramythia (Saloniki, St. Kyriaki).

The Municipal area, which, in the largest part, covers the ancient Eleatida, where lived Thesprotian Eleates, was one of the most densely populated Thesprotian area and flourished by Hellenistic ages.

 

 

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