History & Mythology
Skiti is an old village with an impressive and interesting history. Although wars and hard times have destroyed many of its beauties, in the surrounding mountains on every slope you can find a lonely country church, which reveals that this place has its origin way back to the Byzantine period when the monks chose Skiti to lead their ascetic lives.
Near Skiti,it is considered to be the ancient Melivoia, (the home of Philoktitis), a place famous for its production of purpura Meliboiae. In the northwest of the village were found ruins of a fortress, probably identified with Byzantine Kentavropolis. The city controlled the road that led from today’s Agiokampos to Agia and played an important role as a stronghold for the coastal populations during the first barbaric raids (3rd – 4th century AD) and later the Slavs and Saracens (6th century AD).