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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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kurt Oblak on February 13, 2013

Herrlicher Blickfang,like 1,liebe Grüße KURT

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on February 13, 2013

Πλούσια λεπτομερώς.

Πολύ ωραία εικόνα των σπιτιών.

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Όλα τα καλύτερα!

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Christos Theodorou on February 13, 2013

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köfteci enişte on February 13, 2013

Beautiful street view!

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Guizel J.c on February 13, 2013

Beautiful picture and composition,beautiful street

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majasa on February 13, 2013

Impressive shot and colours!

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Christos Theodorou on February 13, 2013

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Bassam Jayousi on February 13, 2013

Beautiful shot, very nice place, lovely colors. /Like/

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Darja Brus on February 13, 2013

Beautiful composition and shot!!! LIKE! Best wishes, Darja.

Christos Theodorou on February 13, 2013

majasa

~Bassam

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kuins on February 13, 2013

Beautiful picture!

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Greetings!

Doru Paiusan on February 13, 2013

I like it! Greetings, Christos! (L&F)

kazkun on February 13, 2013

Very nice composition! Like

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KWO Tsoumenis on February 13, 2013

Χε, χε, χε, κοντά στο bar καταφύγιο

όπου έχω περάσει χρόοοονια και χρόνια,

όλες τις εποχές του έτους...

ΑΡΕΣΕΙ

Christos Theodorou on February 13, 2013

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Doru Paiusan

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Joan Felip on February 13, 2013

Very nice people and excellent photo. Like!

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Joan Felip

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Kostia Semytskyi on February 13, 2013

Nice! L + F.
Greeting from Ukraine. Kostia

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on February 13, 2013

hermoso lugar

fantasticos colores y nubes

preciosa foto

Me Gusta

Christos Theodorou on February 13, 2013

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