The ancient city of Anthimona was a rich and prosperous city with beautiful monuments and especially, very important shipyards, since during the Peloponnesian war and on the Theban hegemony there was an economic bloom of Boeotia and surrounding areas.
Anthidona was also present in the Trojan expedition, as Homer mentions, and has a long and remarkable history.
One of the city’s greatest reasons for prosperity was the dyeing workshops it had, famous for its famous purple colour and exquisite purple garments were made. The purple colour was produced by the boiling of sea shells that were abundant in the area. The inhabitants were specialized in fishing for these shells that offered them a great income.
Excessive fishing or maybe an illness may, have resulted in the disappearance of these shells and today only some remnants can be found scattered in the surrounding beaches.
The tribe that inhabited the area was probably the Ionians, while the first fishermen of the purple shells the Phoenicians.