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
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).
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