Dimokastro Ancient Elina

dimokastro elina


The archaeological site of ancient Elina is on the southern side of Karavostasi at the top of the mountain called Dimokastro / Dymkastro. You can drive up the mountain by car (about 20mins drive) or on foot. Local hiking associations keep the path (about 800m) clear and it will take a little more than 1hr to climb up.

The settlement was founded in the 4th century BC. It is said to be the ancient city of Elina, the home of the “Ellinon Thesproton”. Many archeological findings were discovered on this site and are displayed in the Museum of Igoumenitsa. While you are visiting the site you can admire the magnificent view of all the Ionian Sea, Corfu and Paxos.


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