Artemissio is the main village in the Municipality of Artemissio.
The old name of the village was "Kourbatsi" (Turkish word which means thrashing).
In 1926 the village established a community independent of the Municipality of
Istiaia and was renamed Artemissio
in honour of the goddess Artemis whose temple was situated in the area of St.
George, where the cemetery of Pefki
is located today.
A tour of the village, where there are still houses dated from the
Turkish domination, is worthwhile. If you are fond of nature, you will enjoy walking
a little further from the village where there is a magnificent ravine full of
plane -, pine- and walnut-trees which will lead you to an area called "Agrilitsa".
The view is breathtaking, the eye can see as far as Mt Pelion
and the Sporades.
‘his text is cited May 2003 from the Municipality
of Artemissio tourist pamphlet.