Astros Kynourias, today it was a beautiful morning

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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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Christos Theodorou on January 25

Cvijetin Radic - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on February 21

Why the New Petition goes slowly?


The following message was posted during the previous petition for saving Panoramio. It contains useful instructions how to spread the petition form.


SAVING PANORAMIO: IS IT A PRIORITY ? (please read full text)

Everyone of us has his priorities in real life. First of all, I think, is our family, our health and our work. On our leisure time, even then, we have priorities. Personally I believe, that our priority now, must be TO SAVE PANORAMIO. We must mobilize all members. Posting and writing in every social media about, it was necessary at the beginning. But spending hours on them, discussing about or uploading relative photos, is good, but it isn’t effective. WE MUST SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND THE LINK OF PETITION FORM, INTO THE ORIGINAL SITE. There are members, they enter on Panoramio twice or 3 – 4 times a month. All these members we must find.


This must be AN OVERALL EFFORT.


Anyone of us must spread the message:

1. Through popular photos generally or through each photographer popular photo.

2. Through our photos.

3. Through our favorite photographers.

4. Posting an announcement on the forums of our groups and find members of each group, not so active.

5. Through our replies on other members’ comments on our photos.

6. Through the contest winning photos.

7. By personal messages

Many members did all these actions, but we must try more. Our purpose must be not only to save Panoramio, but also we must prove that we have power. Even if the final decision belongs to Google.

I don’t want to discuss about my message now. That’s why, I shall not reply in any comment on Facebook, or Google+. I will continue, as it allows me my free time, only on Panoramio.

Kind regards,

Christos


P.S. You can find a form of message on photos of many Panoramio galleries.

Nacho pehinucu on March 13

Me gusta

Un saludo desde España. NAcho

Christos Theodorou on March 13

Nacho pehinucu - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

Gerda Biegl on March 25

Very beautiful photo! LIKE 381.

Kind regards, Gerda

Christos Theodorou on March 25

Gerda Biegl - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

József Ferenc Szabó 14 days ago

Fantasztikus !!! * L:89 Üdvözlettel. Ferenc

Christos Theodorou 14 days ago

József Ferenc Szabó - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

ICE CUSTODIAN 10 days ago

Nice light and shadow, and good composition!!

<<<LIKE!!>>>

Best regards, Ice.

Christos Theodorou 10 days ago

ICE CUSTODIAN - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

Corey Coyle 10 days ago

Wonderful Picture!!!!

Favorite and Like!!!!

Corey

Christos Theodorou 9 days ago

Corey Coyle - Many thanks for your visit into my photo-gallery and your comment – Best regards from Athens

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  • Uploaded on February 9, 2013
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P510
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