Lafina is built in altitude of 790 metres on the verdurous side of
Pindos that begins
from the mountain Kanalos and ends in the heart of Aspropotamos. It is surrounded
by Tzoumerka, for which numerous songs have been written and the white Kostilata.
The older name of village was Siliseno, that is to say slippery place.
Today Lafina discerns for the stone - made houses that were worked
from famous craftsmen and which, even if they went through the maelstrom of wars
and earthquakes (1967), have maintained their traditional colour to a large extent.
In the central square of the village next to the church and the traditional
cafes, dominates a perennial oak. In its shade the residents are gathered on daily
basis and on feasts. They discuss, celebrate, but also dance in the big revelry
of the village on August 6, when the historical county church of Metamorphosis
of the Saviour celebrates.
Unfortunately, in the winter the village depopulates and the recently
renovated Primary school does not function. Its residents however, wherever they
are, have sweet memories from their place and long for the summer months they
passed in its dew.