Prefecture Viotia (Boeotia or Beotia). Prefecture Viotia is located between the Gulf of Euboea and the Corinthian gulf, west of prefecture Attica. It is a mountainous area with lots of traditional villages, many green forests and beautiful beaches.
Capital of Viotia is Levadia (Livadia). Levadia is located 135 km from Athens. The city is built between two hills at the edge of a gorge where the sources of Erkina flow.
On top of one of the hills, Profitis Ilias, is a well-preserved 14th century castle. In ancient times was it known as Levadia Mideia and was the site of the famous oracle of Zeus Trofonios.
Levadia is very fertile thanks to the abundant water in the region and the two sources in mythology "Lethe" (forgetfulness) and "Mnemosyne" (remembrance) were called. The Passover is celebrated here very colourful, the city is then turned into a sort of open-air barbeque and there is widely eaten lamb on the spit. Music, folk dancing and parties that last all night, make the traditional Easter festivities in Levadia complete.
In ancient times Viotia was called ‘Tristhalatto’ because it bordered to 3 seas, the North Euboean Gulf, the South Euboean Gulf and the Corinthian Gulf.
Viotia is a prefecture that is very popular in the winter because of the Parnassos ski centre. A very nice resort is here Arahova.