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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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Domann on February 16, 2013

Belle vue d'une ville méditerranéenne. Like Amicalement. DOM

Christos Theodorou on February 16, 2013

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Nic. Coenen on February 16, 2013

Mooie plaats. Like en Fav. . Groeten Nic.

Christos Theodorou on February 16, 2013

nic.coenen - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Ildikó A. on February 16, 2013

Very nice street view! Like. Best regards, Ildikó

Christos Theodorou on February 16, 2013

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Popi Braga on February 16, 2013

I love this shot! Like&Star. Ciao! Popi

Alexkarl on February 16, 2013

Wonderful shot. LIKE

Best wishes Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

Christos Theodorou on February 16, 2013

Popi Braga

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senmax on February 16, 2013

Very nice photo. Like.

Christos Theodorou on February 17, 2013

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Bartolome Muñoz on February 17, 2013

Like Precioso lugar, composición y color. Hermosa fotografía. ¡Felicidades!

Christos Theodorou on February 17, 2013

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Stefan Pahon on February 18, 2013

Very beautiful photo, wonderful colors. Thanks for the description. Like66 + Fav14. Best wishes in Romania. Stefan

Christos Theodorou on February 18, 2013

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Le Xuan Hung on February 18, 2013

Wonderful scenery and nice perspective. L.

My friendly greetings, Le Xuan Hung.

Christos Theodorou on February 18, 2013

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aissam1115 on February 18, 2013

very charming place with splendid composition,like+fav,warm greetings from algeria,aissam

Christos Theodorou on February 19, 2013

aissam1115 - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Majka44 on February 19, 2013

Wonderful place,colours and picture.

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Greetings,Majka

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