Amyntaio (gr. ) is a municipality of Florina prefecture. Population 8378 (2001).
Amyntaio is a city of the synonymous municipality, 33 km from Florina city. The municipality is in the SW part of the municipality in a mainly mountain region with the Lakes Petron and Vegoritida.
Some 130 bird species can be found around Lake Petra including the Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus) and The Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus).
On March 4, 2007, an unknown civilization around four lakes that lasted from 6000 BC to 60 BC has been uncovered in two important excavations of a Neolithic and an Iron Age settlement in the Amyntaio district of Florina, northern Greece.
A 7300-year-old home with a timber floor, remnants of food supplies and blackberry seeds are among the findings in a Neolithic settlement near the lakes of Vegoritis, Petres, Heimatitida and Zazari. Garments, women’s fashions and burial customs in northern Eordaia 3000 years ago are coming to light among the hundreds of funeral offerings in a forgotten necropolis dating from the Iron Age in western Macedonia.
More than 100 years after the excavation at Aghios Pandeleimonas in Amyntaio in the Florina prefecture – known in the bibliography as the Pateli Necropolis – by the Russian Archaeological Institute of Istanbul, a systematic investigation of 12 tombs by the 17th Antiquities Ephorate has found a total of 358 tombs dating from between 950 BC and 550 BC. Although the first discovery in 1898 of 376 graves produced many findings, now in the Istanbul Museum, the necropolis between the lakes of Heimatitida and Petres has revealed hundreds more graves.
End of the 18th century the region was ruled by Ali Pasha, later Reuf Pascha was the owner of part of the region. After a decision from 1892 , a railway station is build in Amyntaio with connection to Thessaloniki, Constantinople .
Amyntaio is an important wine production region in Greece.
Railway station 1894
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