The village of Saint Minas was founded around 1750 AD, its original name was Erevnikio and it is built at an altitude of 640 meters. Tradition says this great settlement was dissolved after a bloody clash between the families of the two notables of the village, Stamatis and Geranis. The present name of the village comes from the homonymous church.
The present location of the village is not the one of the past, when the large settlement was located west of the castle and experienced significant prosperity during the Byzantine era. Mr I. Lambridis places here the Byzantine town of Revniko, that was famous for its wealth and destroyed by the Turks in 1385.
The fortified hill “Kastraki” is the center around which the settlement grew during the Hellenistic times. It is probable that the area was used as a camp by the king of Epirus, Pyrhus.
During the period of the Greek-Italian war the area was used for the defense of our army, while in 1943 the village was burned by the Germans.