History of Sivota
The earliest recorded inhabitants of the region are the Thesprotians, a Greek tribe of Epirus. In antiquity, the location was called Sivota and was the site of the Battle of Sivota.
The Battle of Sivota (Ancient Greek: Σύβοτα) took place in 433 BC between Corcyra (modern Corfu) and Corinth, and was, according to Thucydides, the largest naval
battle between Greek city states until that time. It was one of the immediate catalysts for the Peloponnesian War.
During the Middle Ages, Sivota, like the rest of Epirus, was part of the Byzantine Empire and the Despotate of Epirus. Under the Turks, it was called Mourtos.
Today, Sivota town is a well-developed resort, owing largely to the numerous pristine beaches with clear waters located on several islets immediately offshore.