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     History
 
According to the German archaeologist Derpfeld,Sivota regarded as the historic port of Forkyna, where the Phaeacians left Odysseus returning to his homeland after the Trojan war.
The word Sivota comes from the ancient words, sis(boar, pig) and voton (voskima). At the exit of the village there are the "choiromantria."

It is said that in this area Evmaios, the shepherd of Ulysses, herding his animals.

Before dusk falls, Evmaios gathered his flock and ascends to the village Evgiros, where there is untill nowdays the famous spring "Arethousa".

There he were watering the animals and guarded them in "Hoirospilia" (pig cave) a few meters away of the spring.

In this cave Derpfeld says that Athena hid the gifts Phaeacians gave to Odysseus and the spoils of his travels.In "Hoirospilia" have found remains of life from the Neolithic up to historical times wich are kept in a small museum in Nidri.

Many of the residents of Evgiros were involved in fishing and Sivota's harbor was the most appropriate and safest place to moor their fishing boats. The first houses were built by the need of fishermen to rest from the daily labor. That time starts the relocation in the region.
Over the years, Sivota, the small seaport of Evgiros, has developed into one of the largest and safest natural coves of the Ionian !!!!!