The ancient port town of Tifa (also known as Sifai) at present-day Aliki on the east side of the Gulf of Domvrena was mainly used in ancient times as a port of Boiotian Thespiae. The inhabitants boasted, according to Pausanias, that they were the best seafarers of all Boiotians, because they descended from the heros Tiphys, the mate of the mythical Argonauts. The sanctuary to Herakles mentioned by Pausanias has not yet been found.


The current Aliki is still dominated by the beautiful and impressive 4th century wall remains of Tifa. Several gravestones have been found in Aliki, which probably also belong to this town.



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