Welcome to Andritsena
The birthplace of Panayotis Anagastopoulos, one of the leaders in the War of Independence, Andritsena sits on a hillside overlooking the valley of the Alfios River, 65km southeast of Pyrgos. Crumbling stone houses, some with rickety wooden balconies, flank the village’s narrow cobbled streets and a stream bubbles its way through the central square, Plateia Agnostopoulou. (Keep an eye out for the fountain emerging from the trunk of a huge plane tree.) Andritsena is a handy springboard for visiting the magnificent Temple of Epicurean Apollo at Vasses, a World Heritage–listed site, located 14km south.