Lefktra as a small town of antiquity became known after the victorious battle of the Thebans against the Spartans.
In the central square of Lefktrathere is the church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour, around which there are shops and traditional taverns offering local flavours.
Archaeological Site of Lefktra
Just outside Lefktra there is the Trophy of Epaminondas.The trophy was erected, as was the custom, on the battlefield of Lefktra in 371 BC by the Thebans with Epaminondas as general after their victory against the Lacedaemonians. From an ancient Boeotian coin we learn about the form of the trophies: an armour of weapons taken from the defeated opponents was fixed on a pole.
The stone cylindrical pedestal of the monument is preserved, which has been restored to the place where most of it was found. The height of the pedestal is assumed. It is crowned by a frieze of crystals and metopes and a series of stone relief shields. On the podium was placed the main trophy. The restoration of the trophy was carried out in 1957 by Professor Anastasios Orlandos.
The charm of the monument lies in its peculiar shape but rather in the spirit it inspires in visitors who are familiar with the events. There is this whole atmosphere that takes the traveller to another era, known from history, but gains another dimension when one visits such a fascinating place.
Archaeological Site of Livadostra
Passing through the village of Lefktron, one is led through lush vegetation to the beach of Livadostra – an area of historical importance. On the steep slope of Mount Korobilithere is a fortified fortress, the Acropolis of Kreusis. Ruins are preserved to this day with elaborate boulders of the classical era.
The construction of the acropolis wall is the same as that of the wall of Plataea. A few decades ago, the bronze Poseidon, which is now in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, was recovered from the sea of Livadostra. Not far from the fortress there is the church of St. Nikolaos close to which there was a well with drinking water.
On a low hill opposite the Acropolis of Kreusis there is a medieval tower of the 14th century. The overall aura of the area can only be described as magical, combining the magnificent sea with the unique monuments.