Astros Kynourias, colours

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

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)

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (133)

Majka44 on February 19, 2013

Wonderful place,colours and picture.

LIKE

Greetings,Majka

Christos Theodorou on February 19, 2013

Majka44 - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Eliseo.mc on February 19, 2013

Christos: preciosa luz mediterránea en esta localidad griega.

LIKE 71.

Saludos de Eliseo.

Christos Theodorou on February 19, 2013

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

Carlos Ruiz Badilla on February 20, 2013

Christos Theodorou: Todos los Nikonmaniáticos estamos capturando el color de la vida con la máxima intensidad. Saludos cariñosos desde Santiago de Chile. ¡Y arriba Grecia!

Christos Theodorou on February 20, 2013

Carlos Ruiz Badilla - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Mojzer László on February 20, 2013

Hi Christos! Very nice photo. Greetings: Laci LIKE

Christos Theodorou on February 20, 2013

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

Christos Theodorou on February 20, 2013

John J. Slovinec, Sr. - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

mbe21 on February 20, 2013

Hi Christos,

Great capture of this lovely colourful scene.

Regards Mick

Christos Theodorou on February 20, 2013

mbe21 - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Remzi AYDIN on February 20, 2013

Beautiful photography . LIKE Greetings and best wishes. Remzi AYDIN.

Christos Theodorou on February 21, 2013

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

mackedwars on February 22, 2013

Un cielo espléndido, magnífico, espectacular.

Like y favorita

Muy cordiales saludos.

Eduardo

Christos Theodorou on February 22, 2013

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

Carlos Rivero on February 23, 2013

Hi Christos, beautiful colors of this luminous land that is Greece.
Thanks for your comment.
αφορά
LK77

Christos Theodorou on February 23, 2013

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

Mehrdad - HQPs Group on February 23, 2013

Dear Christos

That's beautiful job! Nicely composed and well captured. Like- 78

Best Regards, Mehrdad

Current image is High Quality Photo and can be/rightly been added to HQPs Group Gallery!

HQP Logo is brand of Quality

P.S: Check HQP (High Quality Photos) Group Album and add your High Quality Photos now. If you are not HQP member, easily join the group by clicking joining request on it.

HQPs has already more than 3900 members and 120000 HQ Photos!

Thanks HQP Team

vladanscekic- NO Vie… on February 23, 2013

Wonderful colors!

Like

Vasilis Anastopoulos on February 23, 2013

Όμορφα χρώματα. Αρέσει

Καλό σαββατοκύριακο, Βασίλης

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 13, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P510
    • Taken on 2013/02/09 11:23:56
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 4.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

Groups