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Fichtia

COUNTY: Argolis MUNICIPALITY: Argos-Mycenae

Clear
19.63ºC

Population

500 - 1,000

Infrastracture

Pharmacy, Medical Centre, Gas Station, Cash Machine,

Distance from nearest city

10-35km

TL;DR

A small settlement near Argos, with a few Mycenaean archaeological sites and findings in the area.

A settlement of 761 residents, built on altitude of 100 metres, on the slopes of Aetolithi hill, 10.4 kilometres north of Argos. The area is inhabited since the ancient times, as evident by archaeological findings that show Fichtia was under the influence of ancient Mycenae.

In the area were found 4 stone box-shaped mechanisms dated to the Bronze Age, considered contemporary to the Pyramid of Hellinikon, one of the Greek Pyramids of Argos, also in Argolida region. The traveller can visit the chapel of Zacharia, the strategic headquarters of Kolokotronis during the battle at Dervenakia.

The local economy is mainly agricultural, producing olives, vegetables and citrus fruits, also aided by a few small industrial plants. Internationally known are the ceramic workshops of the village, continuing the ancient traditions, since they are creating great ceramics which are faithful copies of ancient ones, held in the greatest museums of the world.