Astros Kynourias, perspective from the beach

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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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Christos Theodorou on May 3, 2013

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

╰☆❤JossetteD❤☆╮ on November 16, 2013

beautiful place..greetings my friend ..Like Scarulu :)

Christos Theodorou on November 17, 2013

Scarulu 16 - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

Natmara on December 18, 2013

"Like et favorite Christo", pour votre très belle prise de vue panoramique. Avec mes amicales salutations. "Gilles"

Christos Theodorou on December 18, 2013

Natmara - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire. Mes meilleurs vœux pour Noel et une Joyeuse Bonne Année en bonne santé, bonheur et prospérité à vous et à votre famille

Volkert Weidl on December 29, 2013

Ansprechende Bildgestaltung und Farben, F+L! Gesundheit und viel Glück im Neuen Jahr und schöne Grüße vom Mittelrhein, Volkert

Christos Theodorou on December 29, 2013

Volkert Weidl - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Happy New Year ! Greetings.

Ahmet Bekir on January 25, 2014

Splendid view and nice place Christos...liked/F, Ahmet

Christos Theodorou on January 27, 2014

Ahmet Bekir - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Aleks Nik on February 28, 2014

Красиво. С уважением Алекс.

Christos Theodorou on March 1, 2014

Aleks Nik - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

K.D.Patel on April 29, 2014

Wonderful scenery. Greetings from chicago.

Christos Theodorou on April 29, 2014

K.D.Patel - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on December 23, 2014

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