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Alyzia (Greek: Αλυζία) is a former municipality in Aetolia-Acarnania, West Greece, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Xiromero, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] It is located on the central west coast of Aetolia-Acarnania, near the island community of Kálamos. It has a land area of 148.719 km² and a 2001 census population of 3,759 inhabitants. Its municipal seat was the town of Kandíla (pop. 1,299). The other towns are Archontochóri (pop. 1,046), Mýtikas (846), Várnakas (318), and Panagoúla (250).


Division of the municipality


Kandila, Alyzia

Kandila, Alyzia

Kandila, Alyzia (*)

Kandila (gr. Κανδήλα) is a sea-side village in the region of the ancient Alyzia from which the name of the Municipality is derived.


Mytikas is a village of the Alyzia municipality. Close to the village is the island of Kalamos .


Ancient Alyzia was one of the most important cities of ancient Acarnania. According to Strabo, the city was named after Alyzeus, son of Icarius and brother of Penelope (Odysseus' wife).[2]
External links

Municipality of Alyzia (Greek)


^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)
^ Smith, William (1870). "Icarius". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 2: 558. Retrieved 2007-08-12.

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