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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Christos Theodorou on March 18, 2012



Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes / Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

Martin M on March 20, 2012

Fantastic scenery

Greetings martin

Youcef Z on March 20, 2012

Beautufu photo.

Christos Theodorou on March 20, 2012


Youcef Z

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

Małgorzata Krakowiak on March 21, 2012

Wspaniałe góry, kocham góry!like.Pozdrawiam:)PM.:)

Christos Theodorou on March 21, 2012

PM9364 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

© truskawka on March 22, 2012

Very nice picture...



Christos Theodorou on March 22, 2012

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

REmiasz on March 23, 2012

Great mountain view Like Greetings Remek.

Christos Theodorou on March 23, 2012

REmiasz - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

silgab on March 23, 2012

Magnifica,+ like saudações Silgab

Christos Theodorou on March 23, 2012

silgab - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

rachun alf on March 27, 2012


Christos Theodorou on March 27, 2012

Rachun - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Sidnei Recco on May 24, 2012

Visão impressionante!

Grande captura!-Like

Saudações do Brasil!-Sidnei

Christos Theodorou on May 25, 2012

Sidnei Recco - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Jan_1979 on June 6, 2012

Very nice picture. Like

Kind regards, Jan

Christos Theodorou on June 6, 2012

Jan_1979 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

SergeyS-73 on September 29, 2012

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