Thiva - Parnassos Greece
Thiva is located approximately 45km from Livadia, and has a population
of about 20,000. After Livadia, it is the second largest city in the municipality
Legend states that this is the place where Hercules was born. There are many ancient ruins in Thiva, with the oldest dating back from 2500 BC. Thiva was destroyed by Alexander the Great in 338 BC after the battle of Heronia. It was rebuilt by Cassandros in 316 BC.
In the gorge there are the remains of the very old water mill. Also in the gorge and only 3km from the village, hidden in the rocks, is the cave of OD.
If you are close to Thiva or passing though on your way to other destinations around the Parnassos region, you must try and pay a visit to the archaeological museum. Here you will find thousands of exhibits from the ancient times in this beautiful region.