Frantzomylos

The windmill that is located in the community of Frantzi is a a building of historical value (wooden wheel, a part of the procedure of making ice at the time) During its restoration and renovation its architectural features were preserved (stonework facades, fake wood frames, iron handrails etc.)so as to highlight the cultural heritage without changing the character and the style of the building in the surrounding area.

Historical description-Flashback: For the construction of the Watermill, apart from abundant water, the point were it would be built should have been protected from bad weather conditions, be close to housing settlements with passable roads for both people and animals so as to serve 2 to 3 housing settlements. The Windmills in Greece are of East or Greek type. They are based on hydrostatic pressure. Their fan revolves horizontally, just like the motion of the upper millstone. Upright fans are winged where there is abundance of water, just like Frantzomylos.

Time periods: Newer modern Greece
Boundaries: Municipality of Lamia – Municipal Section of Lamia, Local Community of Frantzi
Directions: Following the provincial Lamia-Gorgopotamos Road, 700m before you reach Frantzi junction you turn left.
Transportation: Intercity bus, bus, car, taxi
Parking: Parking not available
Work hours: Without Restrictions
Authority: Municipality of Lamia
General information: Area: Gorgopotamos
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Cost: Free entrance

 

Oiti Natural History Museum

The effort to create Museums of National Parks in Greece was started by the Ministry for Agriculture (Forest Administration) in 1985. Therefore, it was decided to create ten museums in total corresponding to the number of our National Parks. The Forest Administration of Fthiotida was determined to apply the decision made by the government started in the mid 1985 the operations of creating a Natural History Museum of Oiti at the feet of the homonymous Oiti Mountain within the premises of the cattery of the Agathonos Monastery in an area filled with ever-ending natural beauty that is about 20km away from the National Park. Oiti Natural History Museum has been enriched with the flora and the fauna of Oiti Mountain, it provides information that relate to Geology, Paleontology, Climatology, Pedology and Ecology of the area of Oiti National Park.

Historical description-Flashback:
Time periods: Newer modern Greece
Boundaries: Municipality of Lamia – Municipal Section of Ypati, Local Community of Ypati
Directions: It is located West of the entrance of the Agathonos Monastery.
Transportation: Intercity bus, car, taxi
Parking: Parking is available near Museum Entrance
Work hours: Daily: 10:00 to 14:00
Authority: Municipality of Lamia
General information: Ypati (District of Fthiotida) Phone: 22310-95236
Area: Ypati
Accessibility for the disabled: No
Cost: Free entrance

 

The Museum of Water Power

The Museum of Water Power is located between Ano and Kato Pavliani. It is a combination of stone constructions which housing the Watersaw, the Watermill, the Fulling Mill and the Fulling.

Historical description-Flashback:
Time periods: Newer modern Greece:
Directions: Between Ano and Kato Pavliani, we turn left on the dirt road.
Transportation: Intercity bus to the Square of Pavliani, car, taxi
Parking: Parking not available
Work hours: Without Restrictions
Authority: Municipality of Lamia
General information: Phone: 22310- 59526, 22310- 59528
Area:  Pavliani
Accessibility for the disabled: Yes
Cost: Free entrance