Chrisso, Phocis

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Chrisso is located in Greece
Coordinates: 38°28′N 22°28′E / 38.467°N 22.467°E / 38.467; 22.467Coordinates: 38°28′N 22°28′E / 38.467°N 22.467°E / 38.467; 22.467
Country Greece
Administrative region Central Greece
Regional unit Phocis
Municipality Delphi
Municipal unit Delphi
Population (2001)[1]
 • Rural 1,021
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 330 54
Area code(s) 22650
Vehicle registration AM

Chrisso (Greek: Χρισσό) is a village in Phocis, Greece. The modern village sits north of the ancient town of Crissa, a powerful city-state of ancient Greece which gave its name to the Crissaean plain and the Crissaen gulf, and lies in the southwestern foothills of Mount Parnassus. Chrisso is 2 km southwest of Delphi, 10 km southeast of Amfissa and 6 km northeast of Itea. The Greek National Road 48 (Nafpaktos - Delphi - Livadeia) passes west of the village. Chrisso belongs to the municipality of Delphi.

Historical population[edit]

Year Population
1981 1,076
1991 948
2001 1,021


The town is first mentioned in Homer's Catalog of Ships, as a Phoecean settlement that participated in Trojan War (ca. 12th-13th century B.C.). The rubble from the ancient wall of Krissa lies in the modern Stefani hill. The ancient city was devastated by Amphictiones in the war which lasted from around 600 BC and 590 BC. In the Crisaean fields, an ancient hippodrome is founded.



  1. ^ De Facto Population of Greece Population and Housing Census of March 18th, 2001 (PDF 39 MB). National Statistical Service of Greece. 2003. 

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