Citizen Office:2444350116

Historical monuments

The area of the Municipality of Palamas has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In Magoula Karatziki, west of the town, shells of the later Neolithic period were found. Similar burrows have been found in Metamorphosis, Marko and Gorgovites. Recently, architectural ruins of an ancient walled settlement which probably belong to the Homeric city of Asterion.  have been discovered in the city, in the ‘Hadaki’ district. Based on the pottery they date to the Middle (1900-1650 BC) and Late Mycenaean period (1650 – 1100 /1050 BC). The surface findings (pyramid-shaped textile weight, ‘agnitha’, with incised letters, shells of red-shaped vessels) and a goniolith with an inscription, which is embedded in a wall of the Church of Agios Charalambos, indicate that habitation was probably continuous, at least until classical times. Ongoing excavation work may bring to light more evidence of this ancient city. Remains of ancient settlements are also preserved in the wider area of the municipality. In Metamorphosis, on the Kourtikiano mountain, Titanios, there are ruins of a walled city, probably of Limnaion.

In Vloho, on the mound “Stroggylovouni”, the citadel of the ancient city with three rows of defensive enclosures is preserved. In the surrounding area, memorial and tombstones with inscriptions from the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC have also been discovered. Some researchers used to wrongly place Asterion in Stroggylovouni, based on the assumption that the Homeric city in historical times was called ‘Piracia’, while others identified it with Limneio, a city that was conquered by the Romans in 189 BC. After the safe identification of Piracia with the ancient city of Hermits, the most probable version is that in Stroggylovouni was the ancient city of Fakio, which according to the excavation data flourished in the Byzantine era. Unfortunately, in the few sources from this period there is no mention of the area. On the hill, the church of Agios Dimitrios from the 16th century with frescoes that follow Byzantine models is preserved, while on the opposite side, the church of Agios Athanasios, a three-aisled basilica of the 18th century, is preserved.

Magoula Myrichovo (Location Sikies, Agia Triada)

Prehistoric location sixteen (16) km north of Karditsa, between the villages of Agia Triada and Proastio. Based on its vase sherds, it was dated by the archaeologist Christos Tsoundas in 1906 to the Prehistoric Age of the Early Neolithic (6,000/5,800 BC).

Chomatokastro Paraprastainis (Location Chantakia Suburbia)

Remnants of an earthy castle of the ancient city of Silana, from the Hellenistic Era (323-30 BC), near the present village of Proastio. According to the estimation of the archaeologist Elsa Nikolaou of the I.G.E.P.K.A in Volos, the fortress was erected in about the year 80 BC.

Battle of Paraprastaini (30/03/1854)

Battle of Velesi (11/04/1854)

Battle of Sodia (04/06/1944)

The battle of Sodia took place in the neighbouring village of Koskina, between the troops of the EL.A.S. (Karantau – Spartacus) and the German occupation forces.