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A historic village with a population of about 1,050 inhabitants which probably took its name possibly from the neighbouring ancient town of Karphia.

It is the capital of the new Municipality and it is situated on the 33rd km of Amfissa-Lamia National Road.

Gravia is famous for the historic battle given on 8th of May 1821 by Androutsos and the other leaders of the struggle, who closed themselves in the legendary-historic Inn along with the 120 fighters and other supporters in the region and stopped Omer Vrionis, by cutting his way towards Salona and Peloponnese, targeting to the suppression of the Revolution.

On the site dominates the statue of hero Odysseus and recently, the historic Inn ("Hani") has been restored (It was inaugurated by the President of Hellenic Republic, M. K. Stefanopoulos and it is open to visitors).

In a distance of 5 km to the South East, on the mountainsides there is the monastery of the Assumption of Virgin Mary (or Panasari), a significant monument, with a Byzantine church (with two domes), built in AD 1517.

The Municipality of Gravia is formed by Kastellia, a village on the west of Gravia at an altitude of 500 metres, constructed during the Frankish Domination by the ruler Vonfatios. It owes its name to the castle whose ruins are still visible above the village. There are also the ruins of the ancient town of Erineus in the area of Agios Vasileios.

After a few kilometres heading up in the direction of Giona, we meet Hani Zagana, a place of great natural beauty with a fir forest, shady plane trees and limpid waters. The surrounding area of some 24,000 hectares up to Athanasios Diakos and Pyra has been designated a "controlled hunting region" for which hunters from all over Greece and abroad can obtain a special permit and under the supervision of the Forest Inspectorate hunt various game such as pheasant, partridge, hare, deer and wild boar.

Apostolia (Kato Kaniani) is a small village at the foot of Mt Oitis, northwest of Gravia at an altitude of 520 metres, Mariolata is situated on the east of Gravia at an altitude of 380 metres, which has wide vistas and picturesque locations.

On the nearby hill are the remains of the Doric town of Boeon. Kaloskopi (Koukouvista), is an attractive tourist location to the north of Giona at a height of 1.040 metres offering magnificent views, abundant spring water, a healthy climate and beautiful locations. It is the perfect place for a summer holiday. It was also the birthplace of the brave hero of the War of Independence, Papa- Andrea Mori.

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