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Periphery:Central Greece
Prefectures : Viotia

Distomo (or Distomon) (Δίστομο) is a municipality in the Boeotia Prefecture, Greece. Population 4368 (2001). The municipality is small and it only includes two villages and two settlements, the western part of the municipality is unhabited and contains only grasslands and bushes along with rocks. The area to the west are nearly unvegetated. Distomo is connected with the short GR-29 (Arachova - Distomo).

Distomo is located 180 km west of Athens, 25 km west of Livadeia, 15 km south of Desfina and east of Delphi and Itea and southeast of Amfissa. The Fokida prefecture is to the west.

Distomo is famous for its aluminum production and is one of the famous aluminum mining towns in Greece (see Aluminum in Greece), it contributes its main industry and it is exported throughout the country as well as Southern Europe, other industries include agriculture and services.

Division of the municipality (Δ.δ. : municipal department)

Steiri older Form Steirio is a village (alt. 450 m) 29 km from Livadeia named after the ancient place Steirida.

Paralia Distomou is a sea-side village

Monastery of Osios Lukas (or Osios Loukas), (gr. 9ονή Οσίου Λουκά / Moni Osiou Louka)

The 11th-century monastery of Osios Lukas on the west slope of the Helicon is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Greece.

History

After World War II and the Greek Civil War, the whole town was rebuilt by the mid to late 1950s. The village population boomed and aluminum was mined later on producing a part of its economy.

Year Distomo population

1981 5604
1991 2156
2001 2048

The population dropped dramatically between 1981 and 1991 by 60%, the declined slowed between 1991 and 2001.


Other

Distomo has schools, a few lyceums (middle schools), and its gymnasium (secondary school), churches, and a square (plateia). It also has schools across the municipality as well as one in Steirio.

Website

http://www.distomo.gr/

Distomo Archaeological Collection

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