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Administrative Region : Central Greece
Regional unit : Evoia

Seta (Greek: Σέτα, rarely Σέττα, also Ano Seta) is a town in the northern part of the island of Euboea in the municipality of Amarynthos, Greece. Its 2001 population was 147 for the village and 201 for the municipal district.


Distances

Setta is located 40 km from Eretria, 65 km from Chalkida, about 165 km north-northeast of the capital city of Athens and 18 km NNE of Amarynthos.

Facilities

Seta has a school, churches, a post office, a restaurant, a bar, a tavern and a square (plateia). Its nearest lyceum (middle school) and gymnasium (secondary school) are in Amarynthos.

Population
Year Village population Municipal district population
1981 266 -
1991 166 -
2001 147 201

Geography

Seta is located in a mountainous setting near the heart of the island. The mountains around Seta are covered with forests and of pine and spruce trees. Farmlands are located in the lower areas. Seta is connected by the Greek National Road 44 to Thiva, Chalkida, Eretria, and Karystos.

History

Seta joined the country of Greece after the end of Ottoman rule. After being damaged in World War II and the Greek Civil War, its buildings were rebuilt. Many inhabitants have left for larger towns and cities in Greece and around the world.

A travelogue titled Travelling in Greece (Menoume Ellada) was filmed in Seta in late 2006.

The forest fires of 2007 ravaged Seta and Kato Seta (the entire municipal district) on August 25 and August 26 of that year. Much of the forest was in flames and was ruined; some parts were unaffected. The village suffered moderate damage and its residents were stranded. Many fought the fire along with the firefighters, fire trucks and planes that came from other parts of Europe. The fire lasted several days. Since that time, repairs are being undertaken throughout almost the entire municipality.

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