The center of the Greek mainland, Sterea Ellada, also known as Roumeli, has been inhabited since the ancient times and is one of the historically most important Greek regions. Sterea Ellada with its forested mountains, rivers, lakes, rich flora and fauna, as well as its remarkable archaeological sites attracts Greek and foreign tourists throughout the year.
It consists of the prefectures of Boeotia, Fthiotida, Fokida, Evrytania, Aetoloakarnania, Evia and Attica. Sterea Ellada shares borders with Thessalia to the north, the Ionian Sea to the west and Attica to the south. Finally, it is on the Aegean Sea to the east, and extends until the bay of Evia to the south and the Corinthian gulf on the north.