At a distance of 180 km. from Athens and 40 km. from Lamia, at the centre of the Prefecture of Phthiotida, is Kamena Vourla. It is the largest and most complete resort, not only of Phthiotida but of the whole Central Greece. It is located on the southeastern edge of the Malian Gulf and at a very close distance, a few nautical miles, from Euboea. Built at the area of the ancient Thronio of Locris, alongside the beach, which is shaped by two small bays and under the richly green and rocky mountain Knimis that rises at a distance of just 300 meters from the sea. The sea of Kamena Vourla is not very deep since the deepest depth recorded is 40 ñ 45 meters. The waters of the Malian Gulf are usually clean and tranquil while the bottom is covered at the start with seaweed and then with thin sand. The coasts of Kamena Vourla are covered with small stones and pebbles, something that makes the beaches ideal for swimming. Mount Knimis is very green, covered mainly by pine and beech trees and wild bushes. It rises at around 700 meters around Kamena Vourla. It is rocky and with abrupt slopes making it ideal for climbing or descending in numerous spots. The view is amazing from any spot on the mountain since you can see the town of Kamena Vourla stretching out in front of you, as well as the Malian Gulf and part of beautiful Euboea.
Watching the sea you can observe several islands. These are the islands of Lichades and Strongyli or Lichadonisia at a distance of just 10 nautical miles from Kamena Vourla. According to the legend, Lichas, a mythological giant, struggled with Hercules, the son of Zeus, and Hercules defeated him and threw his pieces in the sea. Lichades is his body and his head is the island of Strongyli. In reality, these are beautiful formations with turquoise waters and a lot of small beaches with golden sand. They have hotels, rental rooms, restaurants, taverns, cafes, souvenir stores and various other stores. The city of Kamena Vourla flourished in the last thirty years and continues to play a leading role in the tourist development of Phthiotida and the wider area of Central Greece. This is due mainly for the following reasons: First, because the Main Roadway that connects South and North Greece and the Balkans, passes right next to Kamena Vourla; and also because it combines the mountain and the sea with total harmony. A very important role in the tourist development of the area was played by the thermal springs of Kamena Vourla. Special scientists have included the springs of Kamena Vourla among the most important thermal springs of Greece and Europe. They were created by the geological changes of the Malian Gulf and the mountainous range of Kallidromon-Knimis, and became known due to their rare composition of natural metals, salts and radon.