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.
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's valley is one of the largest in
Thesprotia County and one of the major residential and
cultural area in Epirus.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.