The name of Amfilochía came from the hero Amfilochos, who when he returned from the Trojan War conquered the entire East and North side of the Amvrakikós, naming it Amfilochía. The first city he built was Amfilochikó Árgos.
In ancient times, according to Thucydides’s tour, Amfilochía was called the wider region, which included almost all the cities on the north and east side of the Amvrakikós gulf.
Amfilochía in its current location, is a new city compared to the rest of Greece. It was built by Ali Pasha who named it Karvasara, which means caravan station (the word Karvasara is a compound word, which comes from the Turkish words “Karvan” and “serai”).