Piraeus, Castella - view to Microlimano and the suburbs of Athens

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Mikrolimano (or Lantern, or port Koumoundourou), former Tourkolimano and the ancient port of Mounichia is now tourist location and is included in the wider neighborhood of Castella. Located northeast of Piraeus peninsula bordering the district of Neo Faliro. Today, because of cafes and nightclubs, has given impetus to the intensification of night entertainment.

With the name Lantern allegedly in Byzantine times probably by the existence or strobe light at its entrance. Tourkolimano was its name from the times of the Greek revolution of 1821 and later, while port Koumoundourou was called in modern times because at the southern edge was the villa of Koumoundouros (greek politician) after the demolition of which was erected by the Nautical Club of Greece.

In 1925 the special committee set up then to correct names and points of Piraeus, changed again the name of the port, reviving this ancient name Mounichia port. But the new name failed to establish, against the dominant Tourkolimano until 1967, when the then mayor of Piraeus, Aristides Skylitsis with a decision established a new name Mikrolimano and rendered assistance services (Mail, Telegraph etc.) and since ceased to serve the region with an earlier name.

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Christos Theodorou on May 3, 2012

Bánfalvi Suzi Natuska - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Alexander Nikolov on May 7, 2012

Dreamy view! L

Christos Theodorou on May 7, 2012

W140 - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on May 7, 2012

Tiko en Argentina - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Francisco “Francisco… on May 17, 2012

Nice view.

Regards.

Christos Theodorou on May 18, 2012

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

Far lang on May 18, 2012

It`s really wonderful. FAV+LIKE. Cheers, Heinz.

Christos Theodorou on May 18, 2012

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

naveen sharma on May 19, 2012

Super place for night entertainment like,cheers navsha

brigittemeyer on May 19, 2012

A beautiful picture...that is great with the light and shadow
... like ...
Best wishes
Brigitte

Christos Theodorou on May 19, 2012

naveen sharma

brigittemeyer


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

Maurice MAZELLIER on May 25, 2012

Un ,Clair.* / Obscur.! - qui , Donne au - Clicher.. , Beaucoup. " d'Originalitè..".. Ne Laisse pas - " Indiffèrent.! " - j'aime.* - Maurice.83 - France.

Christos Theodorou on May 25, 2012

MAZELLIER.Maurice - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P80
    • Taken on 2012/04/12 18:30:22
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