Astros Kynourias, today it was a beautiful morning (view from the bus)

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Astros is the seat of the Municipality of North Kynouria in Arcadia. Located in a fertile and extensive plain, has important strategic position. In the 2001 census it had 2,359 inhabitants. The inhabitants engaged in agriculture, olive growing, viticulture and, although in recent years tourism attracts the lion's share of employment of residents.

At the proximity of the city, in the coast there is Paralio Astros, a beautiful fishermen village.

The first official mention of the city with the name "Astros" occurs in the year 1293 at the Golden Seal of Emperor Andronicus II Palaeologus. In this seal the bishop of Monemvasia took office as Exarch of the Peloponnese and established ecclesiastical rights. The previous name (before 1961), as mentioned in various historical sources, was "Agiannitika Kalyvia" because the first of residents came primarily from the mountain village of Agios Ioannis (St. John) of Arcadia.

Astros played an important role at the Revolution of indipendence (1821-1828). On 29 March 1823 there was established the Second National Assembly, by the presidency of Petrobey Mavromichalis to vote on the revision of the first Greek Constitution of Epidaurus.

(Translation from Wikipedia with some add-on by C. Theodorou)

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Comments (256)

Alexander Kuripko on July 4, 2013

Фантастический пейзаж. Нравится. С уважением, Александр.

Christos Theodorou on August 7, 2013

Александр Курипко - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Klein-Bonsels_je sui… on October 25, 2013

a nice reflective work, christos. l, f, marc

Alexandre Camargo Po… on October 26, 2013

Wonderful light perfectly photographed, Christos!

Christos Theodorou on October 26, 2013


Alexandre C. Pontes

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

Transit_PO on November 1, 2013

Very beautiful atmosphere! L&F!

Christos Theodorou on November 1, 2013

Transit_PO - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Nikolai Karaneschev on December 31, 2013

Beautiful shot! L and F, Best wishes, Nikola. Happy New Year

Hans-Georg Knöß on December 31, 2013

Fantastic work .. Like 171
Thank you so much for all visits, comments and likes!
I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Warm greetings, Georg.

Christos Theodorou on December 31, 2013

Nikolai Karaneschev

Hans-Georg Knöß

Many thanks for your visit and comments – Happy New Year ! Greetings. // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Joyeuse Bonne Année ! Amitiés.

ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΑΡΓΥΡΙΟΥ on December 31, 2013

Καταπληκτικό κάθετο κάδρο,υπε΄ροχη δουλειά Χρήστο με φανταστικά χρώματα και φώς!Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Ετος 2014,με φιλικούς χαιρετισμούς,Χρήστος!!!

Christos Theodorou on January 1, 2014

ΧΡΗΣΤΟΣ ΑΡΓΥΡΙΟΥ - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Ευτυχές το Νέον Έτος ! Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

andrew brown on February 1, 2014

Where the sky meets the sea! Great shot! I like it a lot!
Best wishes, András

Barbara Bartosik on February 13, 2014

Piękne zdjęcie. Bardzo lubię takie widoki.

Christos Theodorou on February 13, 2014

Baśka Basiek - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on October 9, 2014


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Kind greetings from Athens - Christos


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  • Uploaded on February 9, 2013
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P510
    • Taken on 2013/02/09 10:39:06
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 9.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash