Lagkadia is the hometown of a number of fighters of the 1821 Greek War of Independence, such as the family of Deligiannis and Theophilopoulos.
It is also the hometown of craftsmen and builders whose reputation made it as far as Spetses, Hydra, and Ermionida, where the locals invited them to built their houses. It does not come as a surprise that these masters decorated their village with particular care and art, since at the time it was their means of advertisement.
Even today, the people of Lagkadia are reputed for their art and still make from stone-maved decorative mosaics to Byzantine roofs. Lagkadia are 63km to the northwest of Tripoli.