Astros Kynourias, colours

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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 (133)

Janusz Kulik on February 13, 2013

Piękna kompozycja i zdjęcie,wspaniała sceneria!!!!LIKE.Pozdrawiam serdecznie i dziękuje za wizytę,Janusz

Roman Zázvorka on February 13, 2013

Very beautiful photo, beautiful colored shot. LIKE. Best regards and wish nice day from the Czech Republic . Roman

Carlo M. Dimhofen on February 13, 2013

Lovely colourful shot.

YSL

Best regards,

Michael

Mehmet baş on February 13, 2013

Very nice colours , beautiful view!
like, best regards.
mehmet

Rafl on February 13, 2013

Ikke oh lovely.rafl

Attila Rivera on February 13, 2013

wow!

or_chano-Si Pano! No… on February 13, 2013

Hermosa toma con gran color amigo Christos. LIKE

Cumizebica on February 14, 2013

Excellent shot with beautiful colors ! L - 20 !

Best wishes

Slavisa

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on February 14, 2013

Beautiful colorful view. Thanks for explanation.L 21. Best wishes, Canpao

asanloj on February 14, 2013

Beautiful frame..LIKE. Greetings

NilouAghdam on February 14, 2013

L I K E :)

Ana Maria Westphalen… on February 14, 2013

Outra belíssima foto, encanta-me este enário, LIKE 24 + *FV * 5 ,abraço Ana Maria.

T-Doki - Vive Pano on February 14, 2013

Wonderful living colors and sunshine! Like!

Have a nice Valentine day!

Best wishes, Attila

Christos Theodorou on February 14, 2013

Many thanks to all of you for your recent visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos // Je vous rémercie tous pour votre récentes visites et les commentaries. Amitiés d’ Athènes - Christos. // Muchas gracias a todos ustedes para sus recientes visitas y tus amables comentarios. Hola desde Atenas – Christos // Molte grazie a tutti voi per le vostre visite ed i vostri commenti recenti gentili. Saluti d’ Atene – Christos // Vielen Dank an euch alle für Ihren letzten Besuche und Ihre Kommentare. Freundliche Grüße aus Athen – Christos // Ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους σας για τις πρόσφατες επισκέψεις και τα σχόλια σας. Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα - Χρήστος.

Jesus Municio on February 14, 2013

Preciosa foto con luz y color griegos Me gusta mucho.

Saludos.

Christos Theodorou on February 14, 2013

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

eri kitrinaki NO VIE… on February 14, 2013

ΓΕΙΑ ΣΟΥ ΧΡΗΣΤΟ! ΒΛΕΠΩ ΠΕΡΑΣΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΑ ΜΕΡΗ ΜΑΣ! ΕΛΠΙΖΩ ΝΑ ΣΟΥ ΑΡΕΣΕ ΤΟ ΜΕΡΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΝΑ ΠΕΡΑΣΕΣ ΠΟΛΥ ΚΑΛΑ... ΠΑΝΕΜΟΡΦΗ Η ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ ΣΟΥ ΦΥΣΙΚΑ ΤΗΝ ΚΡΑΤΑΩ ΣΤΙΣ ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΕΣ ΜΟΥ. Μ' ΑΡΕΣΕΙ & ΑΓΑΠΗΜΕΝΗ

Henu Eins on February 14, 2013

Perfect taken...Bravo.....YSL...GReetings...jenu1

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on February 14, 2013

Beautiful colorful shot!

Like

Thanks for sharing.

Dominique Rolland ✩☂ on February 14, 2013

Belles et jolies couleurs

Domi

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    by Christos Theodorou
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