SYVOTA (Mourtos)


Until 1959 the city was called Mourtos. After this, its name was changed to Sivota, in remembrance of the sea battle of Sivota, which took place between Corfu and Korinthos (September 433 BC). In this battle both combatants assumed that they would be the victor, and placed their trophies on the island of Sivota.


As the climax of the conflict, the presence of 10 Athenian triremes played a decisive role against the Korinthians. The Korinthians, watching the gathering of the Athenian ships and fearing that they would take part in the battle against them, suspended their hostilities.







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