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  At the foot of Kirfis mountain and at an altitude of 600m. is lying amphitheatrically the small picturesque town of Desphina. Having a population of about 2,500 inhabitants, nowadays Desphina is an independent Municipality, near the site of the ancient city of Echedameia (there still are ruins-curved graves, etc.), which was destryed by Phillip II of Macedonia (355-346 BC), native town of the 1821 hero Isaiah bishop of Salona Isaiah and of the painter Spiros Papaloukas.
  Noteworthy monuments of Desphina and of the region are: the historic monastery of Ag. Ioannis Prodromos related to the 1821 Liberation struggle, the chapel of Taxiarches (in the yard of the Agios Charalambos church) which is a Basilica built during the 12th century with notable but partly damaged wall paintings. At the site Syro-Kastro there are still ruins of the ancient town of Medeon, ruined together with Echedameia by Phillip II (Third Sacred War).
This text is cited Sept 2003 from the WebPage of the Prefecture of Fokida

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Year Population
1991 2080
1981 1963

Geographical Data

Type of location: Town hall
Postal Code: 33050
Tel +30 22650
Altitude: 515 meters
Longitude: 22o 31' 43.39" E
Latitude: 38o 24' 56.02" N

Distances:
33 Kilometers Northwest (NW) the prefectural capital AMFISSA, Town, PARNASSIDA , GREECE

Located:
Southwest (SW) at the sides of: XEROVOUNI, Mountain, LEVADIA , GREECE

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DESFINA (Small town, Town hall) belongs to DESFINA (Municipality)
DESFINA (Municipality) belongs to PARNASSIDA (Province)
PARNASSIDA (Province) belongs to FOKIDA (Prefecture)
FOKIDA (Prefecture) belongs to STEREA HELLAS (Region)
STEREA HELLAS (Region) belongs to GREECE (Country)

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