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Evrymenes (Greek: Ευρυμενές) is a former municipality in the Larissa regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Agia, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] Population 2,428 (2001). The seat of the municipality was in Stomio. It is the location of the ancient city Eurymenae.

Geography

The area of Evrymenes is mountainous and forested. The Vale of Tempe lies to the north in where the Pineios River flows. More mountains lie to the northwest and the Aegean Sea is directly to the east.
History

The most important ancient cities of Magnesia in the area of the municipal unit of Evrymenes were Eurymenae (near the modern town Stomio), Homolium (Homolion, near the modern village Omolio) and Rhizus (Rhizous, near the modern village Kokkino Nero).
Subdivisions

The municipal unit Evrymenes is subdivided into the following communities (constituent villages in brackets):

Karitsa (Karitsa, Kokkino Nero, Plateia Ammos)
Omolio
Palaiopyrgos (Palaiopyrgos, Alexandrini)
Stomio (Stomio, Apostolos Pavlos, Monastery of Saint Demetrius)

Population
Year Population
1991 2,522
2001 2,428
Notable people

Dimitris P. Kraniotis (1966) poet and medical doctor

External links

The Official Website of the Municipality of Evrymenes
Evrymenes on GTP Travel Pages

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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