The birthplace of Yannis Makriyannis, the hero of the Greek Revolution, Krokilio is built on a slope of mount Xerovouni, at a height of 840 m. above sea level. During the pre-revolutionary period and after the liberation, it used to be the second largest village of the region (the first being Artotina). One of the four schools in the province of Dorida was in Krokilio. It used to have over 150 students coming from 15 villages of mountainous Dorida. 

Apart from its natural beauties, such as forests, trees, creeks filled with willow trees, walnut trees, and sycamores, the village also has many picturesque chapels, old manor houses, a folk art museum, a fountain, on which the busts of local leaders are carved, and the building of the former elementary school, whose construction cost was assumed by Andreas Syngros, in 1904.