In Homer it is mentioned as “Gigonis Akra” and has been continuously inhabited since the Neolithic Period. It was one
of the major towns during Byzantine times as well as the Ottoman period of occupation with an Administrative
Organization and a thriving economy. The vast majority of its residents are indigenous. Excavations have revealed
important archaeological discoveries from all historical periods ( Organized Early Christian Era burial ground at
th th nd th “Limari” – 4 – 5 centuries AD, forty two graves dating to the 2 to 5 centuries AD, an Early Christian Church at
“Migiadoudi”, Dependency of the Monastery of Agia Anastasia at “Kritziana”).
At “Tsairi”, 4 km to the south of Epanomi, is an oasis of natural beauty, the Epanomi wetlands habitat, which has been
included in the Network of protected Natura regions. Thousands of nature lovers flock here every weekend to see the
flora and fauna up close and to also enjoy a natural environment of rare beauty.
The natural beauty of Epanomi has surprises for every type of visitor. There are the archaeological discoveries and the
Natura region, and of course the blue waters along kilometres of beaches of incomparable beauty that are literally
flooded by visitors on summer weekends. “Potamos” with the well known shipwreck, “Fanari”, “Ageladariko
beach”, “Karagioz estate”, “Epanomi Beach” and “Mesimeri Beach” are amongst the most popular beaches.
Palioura Beach is also another excellent choice. This sandy beach with crystal clear waters is planted with pine trees and organized with beach bars that open from morning until late at night and provide entertainment to the young people who flock daily.
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