Close to the legendary battlefield of the 300 Spartans, Lamia and its broader region are home to many historical monuments from all historical eras.

Lamia Attractions


Agiou Louka Hill & Church

Area close to Lamia center in the woods. It was named after a 1910 chapel located here. Ideal place for chilling, jogging, and walking.


Gorgopotamos Bridge

During WWII, rival resistance groups cooperated to take this bridge down and delay Nazi reinforcements to Africa. It's a monument of national unity.

A close up picture of a part of the walls of the Castle of Lamia.
photo: Pedro / CC BY 2.0

Lamia Castle (Acropolis)

The acropolis fortification has been used throughout centuries - from the ancient times until the Second World War. It has nice vistas and walks.


Athanasios Diakos Monument


A battle memorial dedicated to the great hero of the Greek War of Independence who battled here against an Egyptian regiment serving the Ottoman Sultan.

The hill of the Acropolis of Ypati covered by dense vegetation during a cloud-free day.
distant ≈ 23.8km

Acropolis (Medieval Castle) of Ypati Phthiotis

Even if today there are only a few remains of the castle, the reason why they built it there is clear. The view from up there is breathtaking.


Memorial of Leonidas and Sparta 300


Modern monument of the famous battle of the 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians. "Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law, we lie."

An overview of the Parkou Square in Lamia with the acropolis and the castle of the city in the background.
photo: Agnee / CC BY 2.0

Parkou Square

The largest among the four central squares of Lamia is an ideal place for a coffee or refreshment break for locals and visitors.

Eleftherias Square in Lamia and the town's Cathedral and a hill with a castle in the background.
photo: Μιχαήλ Νικολάου

Eleftherias Square

Eleftherias Square is next to Virgin Mary's Cathedral. It has cafeterias and a few tavernas in its proximity, and space for children's play.

Lamia Why visit?

  • Built by Lamos, son of Hercules and Omphales.
  • Name changed from Lamia to Zituni, Gipton, Situn, el Sito, Izdin, and back to Lamia.
  • For a brief period, it was under Catalan rule.

Lamia Museums

Wolf and badger taxidermy in a display in Oiti Natural History Museum.
distant ≈ 28.3km

Oiti Natural History Museum

Oiti is rich in wildlife and the Oiti Natural History Museum does a great job presenting it with taxidermy. It's hosted in Agathonos Monastery.

The the main entrance of the Archaeological Museum of Lamia among trees and green vegetation.
photo: Agnee / CC BY 2.0

Archaeological Museum of Lamia

A hidden gem, certainly. The exhibits are remarkable - dozens of statues, jewelry pieces, and ceramics - and the staff is helpful.

The front side and the main entrance of the stone-built Byzantine Museum of Fthiotida in Ypati.
distant ≈ 24.2km

Byzantine Museum of Fthiotida


On the first floor of this museum, there are items from the Paleochristianic period, and on the second artifacts from the Byzantine times.


«Thermopylae Βattle» Information Centre

Visit the Thermopylae Βattle Information Centre and get an amazing 3D projection that will leave you empowered and inspired. What a story!

Lamia Things to Do

A distant photo of Agathonos Monastery that is surrounded by the lush forest vegetation.
hidden gem
distant ≈ 28.2km

Agathonos Monastery

This monastery, very interestingly, hosts a Natural History Museum, peacock kennels, and a wild animal refuge that gathers deer and other animals.


Thermopylae Natural Hot Springs - Waterfall

Open-air hot springs without infrastructure, so bring your own towel. Let the waterfall massage your back. It's not crowded at all.

A close up photo of a dish that includes tzatziki, gyros meat and french fries.
photo: Public Domain

Lamia Traditional Greek Restaurants

Lamia is famous for its gastronomic tradition and in particular barbeques. Here you will enjoy superb roasted meats of all kinds.