Necromanteion of Acheron

The first known oracle of antiquity, dedicated to the god of the Lower World, it is located in a hill in the village of Mesopotamos, which is only 42 km away from Sivota. It is built close to the point where the rivers Pyriflegethon, Acheron and Kokytos that were the symbols of sadness, mourning and sorrow of death, join one another. It is known as the Nekromanteion of Acheron or the Necromantium of Ephyia by the homonymous Mycenaean colony which is within walking distance. According to Homer, this is the location from which Ulisses descended to the Lower World to meet Tiresias and receive by him an oracle regarding his return to Ithaca.