The architectural remains on the slopes of Mt.Profitis Ilias at the settlement of Panormos (otherwise Kisseli) are identified with the ancient Phaestinos, a town of West Locris where lay the important sanctuary of Apollo in Phaestinos. Important finds from the broader region attest to the importance of the site in antiquity: a rich classical burial in pithos, found at Lousa, the ancient defense tower to the northwest of the village and of course the considerable number of manumission inscriptions, according to which the slave was “sold” to the god within the precinct of the temple of Apollo. This “sale” of the slaves at a sacred precinct in the presence of witnesses was a widespread practice of manumission in Central Greece and particularly in Delphi.  

Text - Translation: Dr. Aphrodite Kamara, Historian