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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)

~Marlene~ No Views! on February 14, 2013

Beautiful and colorful street view! Like

Best regards, Marlene

Nikolaos Pantazis on February 14, 2013

Πολύ όμορφη φωτογραφία, σαν καρτ-ποστάλ από τα παλιά...Αρέσει
Χαιρετισμούς, Νίκος

Sergio Bagna No View… on February 14, 2013

Very pleasant place! Like! Greetings from Italy, Sergio

bakyy photo on February 14, 2013

nice place, nice photo

like

greetings

girolamo fedele on February 15, 2013

Very beautiful place!! like.

Girolamo...

Christos Theodorou on February 15, 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.

kijimuna on February 15, 2013

Beautiful street view, wonderful capture. LIKE

Greetings from Japan, Kijimuna

WINGEGUE on February 15, 2013

Soon the first tourists! L Greetings Günter.

dana ciszewska on February 15, 2013

Beautiful and colourful place,well taken shot.L.Dana

Christos Theodorou on February 15, 2013

kijimuna

WINGEGUE

danacisz


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

Sergey Sm on February 15, 2013

Very beautiful and colorful photos! Like 53 + Fav! Best wishes!

Christos Theodorou on February 15, 2013

sergey._s - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Luppo Lui on February 15, 2013

marvelous capture, beautiful sky and colours

LIKE added

cheers, Dietmar

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leo1383 on February 15, 2013

Like,nice scene and colors,greetings

Darja Brus on February 15, 2013

Beautiful place, colors and photo!!! LIKE! Greetings, Darja.

Christos Theodorou on February 15, 2013

luppolui®

leo1383

Darja Brus


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

Zabb Csaba on February 15, 2013

Wonderful light and colors, very nice mood. YSL

Kind regards, Csaba

tu andy on February 15, 2013

Beautiful light, good shot, nice place,
lIke
Best regards, andy

Christos Theodorou on February 15, 2013

Zabb Csaba

tu.andy.at


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

pepeljuga1 on February 15, 2013

slika puna boje.. divno mesto.. L58

Pozdrav, Tanja

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