Thousands of years of Greek history cover the towns and the places of the area around the two roads from Athens to Lamia.
Thebes, the once-powerful city-state that fell along with Athens in the battle of Chaeronea in the 4th century B.C., has little to show of its past glory and wealth. The remains of a Mycenaean palace can be seen in Pindar Street and near the Museum the ruins of a Medieval castle.
The prehistoric city and palace of Cadmus, founder of Thebes, lie on a hill outside the town.
Here were found tablets of “Linear B” and seals of the 14th century B.C.