Legend has it that a little further outside the village, in Lati, there was a large settlement, named Latio, which was struck by a terrible plague in 1740. Only four brothers who were called Kostas, Nestoras, Petros and Fotis survived. These four brothers built the villages that still bear their names today, namely “Kostitsi” (Kostas), “Nistora” (Nestoras), “Patero” (Petros) and “Fortosi” (Fotis). Kostitsi still retains the name of its founder, apart from a brief period when it was named Kallithea. The name Kallithea (Beautiful View) was not given by chance, as a short distance away, at a height of 950 meters by the chapel of Prophet Elias and at Alzioara one can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Arachthos Gorge, the Alp like mountains of Tzoumerka with the pyramid shaped peak of Strongoula (2,100 m.).