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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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Vasilis Anastopoulos on February 23, 2013

Όμορφα χρώματα. Αρέσει

Καλό σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης

arno18 on February 23, 2013

Wonderful photo! Very beautiful view! Lovely colors and composition. Well done! ♥~LIKE~♥. Thanks a lot for your visit and kind comment, Friendly greetings from Switzerland ~☺ Arno

Christos Theodorou on February 23, 2013

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Vasilis Anastopoulos

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Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes // Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

Potoka on February 23, 2013

Beautiful composition.


Nice colors


Like!!!!!!!!!


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Christos Theodorou on February 23, 2013

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

angelofruhr on February 26, 2013

Beautiful place, Christos! like.

Warm greetings from Germany, Angelika

Christos Theodorou on February 26, 2013

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

Teresa Chrzanowski F… on March 21, 2013

Wonderful photos. Greetings, Teresa

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Christos Theodorou on March 21, 2013

MementoMori - Dear Teresa, many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Yuto Fukui on March 26, 2013

It is a photograph of a beautiful town.

People who live in this town will also be people with the surely beautiful heart.

I LIKE+YS !!!

Greetings from Japan, Yuto Fukui

Christos Theodorou on March 26, 2013

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Christos Theodorou on March 15

> 1.500 views!


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JoannaR2014 on May 4

Fantastic place, light and colors!!!

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