Artotina (1.300 m altitude) is the "capital of Vardoussia Mountains",
the biggest village of Dorida,
with its alpine landscapes. It is a place for the relaxation of the visitors,
as well as a place of revival of historic memory, because of Ai-Giannis Prodromos
historical monastery, where lived as a monk the 1821 hero Athanasios Diakos (his
cell remains intact), the bust of the hero of Alamana, the house of captain Andritsos
Siafakas, the memories of the struggle leaders of Artotina Skaltsodimos, Pistiolis,
Siafakas, Giannis Roukis, Gerantonou, Kaliakouda and others. There is a hostel
and a Folklore Museum.
Artotina and Athanasios
Diakos quarrel on which is the native village of Fokida's son and hero of
1821 Athanasios Diakos, each village presenting its own substantiation.
This exract is cited Sept 2003 from the WebPage
of the Prefecture of