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The municipality of Istiaia-Aidipsos (21,083 inhabitants in 2011; 50,590 ha) was established in the 2011 local government reform as the merger of the former municipalities of Aidipsos (Αιδηψός, 6,141 inh.), Artemisio (Αρτεμίσιο, 4,167 inh.), Istiaia (Ιστιαία, 7,091 inh.), Lichada (Λιχάδα, 1,140 inh.), and Oreoi (Ωρεοί3,017 inh.).
Olivier Touzeau, 11 November 2012
Flag of Aidipsos - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 11 November 2012
The former municipality of Aidipsos is a popular tourist destination, having 80 of Greece's 752 hot springs.
The flag of the municipality (Kokkonis website) was white with the municipality emblem, charged with the municipality's name and the date "2003".
The emblem was probably used for the first time back in the 1880s. It represents Hercules holding a bat and two hot springs emitting vapors.
Olivier Touzeau & Paraskevas Renesis, 15 December 2012
Flag of Istiaia - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 8 October 2013
Istiaia is mentioned in the Iliad by the ancient Greek poet Homer for its rich vineyards.
The flag of the municipality (Kokkonis website) was white with the municipal emblem.
The emblem features the nymph Histiaia as shown on ancient coins, seated upon the stern of a galley (photos).
Olivier Touzeau, 8 October 2013