Evrytania, Megalo Horio and mountain Kaliakouda - View from Gavros

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GEOGRAPHY: The county of Evrytania is one of the fifty-one prefectures of Greece and belongs to the region of Central Greece. Its capital is Karpenissi.

The county is almost entirely covered by mountains, including Timfristos and Panetolikos in the south and rivers as Karpenissiotis, Agrafiotis, Megdovas in the east and Acheloos in the west, which flows into the Ionian Sea. It is one of the most sparsely populated counties in Greece.

HISTORY: The ancient Evrytanes lived the rough mountainous region of North Aetolia and were regarded as the strongest and wilder of the Aetolian people. Around of them lived other people like Aperanti, Ofionis, Thespeis, Dolopes, Ainians and Acarnanians. The name of the area due to the mythical hero Evrytos, who reigned in the city Oechalia, which was built by Melanefs, king of Dryopes. The location of Oechalia not determined exactly, some place it at Palaiokastro near the village of Koryschades, close to Karpenisi, while others identify the location near Antania at the rough mountain of Kobolo.

Evrytanes participated in the Trojan War, others led by Gouneas, king of Kyfos, others with Phoenix were with Achiles and his comrades, and others led by Thoas, Podalirius and Mahaonas. In 429 BC the Athenian general Demosthenes attacked the region of Locris and Evrytania, but was defeated by the Aetolians and Evrytanes, then speaking their own dialect unintelligible from other Greeks. Evrytanes together with Thespeis and Ofioneis, there were strong elements of Aetolian Confederacy, which fought and occupied last of the Greek territory to the Romans.

In Turkish period, Evrytania belonged to the administrative region (satzaki) of Trikala and Christian population was about 40.000 residents, while ecclesiastically belonged to the diocese of Litzas and Agrafa belonged to the Metropolis of Larissa. The Turks gave privileges to Evrytanes, autonomy and authority, armed teams are allowed to be, asarmatoloi (armed people with police duties) and acknowledged their armatolikia (armed forces). The inaccessible mountains of Evrytania became a safe haven for thieves. The armatoles Chormopoulos from Agrafa and Livignis from Karpenisi revolutionized in 1684 - 1696 A.D. and Liberakis Gerakaris from 1688 to 1699. Evrytanes also were Katsantonis, Gerodimos, Boukouvalas and other militants. The Revolution of 1821 was declared in Kerasovo on May 10 and the contribution of the Struggle Evrytanian was general and enthusiastic. In Evrytania concluded tough and decisive battles by George Karaiskakis, Markos Botsaris etc.

Evrytania were the Pavlos Bakogiannis’ home land, politician killed by the terrorist organisation of “17 November” in Athens at 26-09-1989.

(from Wikipedia with add-ons from C. Theodorou)

Kaliakouda is a mountain of mainland Greece and is situated in Evrytania. It separates the great mountains of Vardousia, Timfristos and Panetolikos and could also be considered part of these mountains. The height is 2,101 meters. To the south is formed the canyon of Pantavrechi (always raining) which is crossed by the river Krikellopotamos.

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Comments (110)

Kathia Erzinger Prox on March 8, 2012

Thanks for visiting my album. Your album is also very beautiful, congratulations.

Christos Theodorou on March 8, 2012

Kathia Erzinger Prox - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

József Ferenc Szabó on March 8, 2012

Festménybe illő gyönyörű kép.L.5 Üdvözlettel. Ferenc

Christos Theodorou on March 8, 2012

Balek48 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

József Ferenc Szabó on March 9, 2012

Nekem síkvidéki embernek ez gyönyörű táj. Gyönyörű fotó. L.4 Üdvözlettel. Ferenc

MAPP HUDRANS on March 9, 2012

Very beautiful shot of the nice mountains, like!

Greetings from Czech Republic, Magdalena

Christos Theodorou on March 9, 2012

Balek48

Magdalena Hudranová


Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

Очень красивый снимок.

Christos Theodorou on March 9, 2012

ksanders07 - Большое спасибо за Ваш визит и комментарии - С наилучшими пожеланиями из Афин (google translator)

David Evers (a.k.a. … on March 11, 2012

Nice landscape, and good choice of putting it in black and white.

Christos Theodorou on March 11, 2012

David Evers (a.k.a. Niccolò Machiavelli) - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

SMilanS on March 12, 2012

Nice view. Like.Greetings from Czech rep. :)

Hedwige Rignol on March 12, 2012

J'inscris cette superbe photo dans les favoris pour l'histoire. merci infiniment. Salutations.

Christos Theodorou on March 12, 2012

Fritzz/Milan - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens


Soleiade-Provence - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

zbyszek_urbaniak on March 12, 2012

Bardzo piękne szczyty i fajna ta trafiona chmurka...Pozdrawiam Zbyszek

Christos Theodorou on March 12, 2012

zbyszek_urbaniak - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

KhoiTran on March 14, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

Christos Theodorou on March 14, 2012

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Ngọc Viên Nguyễn on March 15, 2012

Very nice photo, like 46. Greetings from Vietnam.

Christos Theodorou on March 15, 2012

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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
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