Astros Kynourias - amazing clouds and a blue hole over the village - MAY 2013 CONTEST

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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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~~~ Thomas ~~~ on May 9, 2013

Nice view along the coast.

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Greetings Thomas.

Christos Theodorou on May 9, 2013

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

Wonderful shot!! LIKE

Christos Theodorou on May 11, 2013

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Слободан Чавић on May 24, 2013

Very, very good photo!

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Greetings, Slobodan

Chinappi on May 26, 2013

I LIKE and I VOTE for it.

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See you soon… Best regards from Grasse, in France.

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Christos Theodorou on May 26, 2013

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

Giancarlo Amadio on October 20, 2013

Όμορφη θέα στη θάλασσα και τον ουρανό όμορφη εικόνα! Γεια σου Χρήστο, χαιρετισμούς από την Ιταλία. LIKE. Gianni

Christos Theodorou on October 20, 2013

Giannifmi - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

Anto & Pier on November 28

Very nice scenery and photo. Like 51

Greetings from Italia, Anto & Pier

littlexu on November 28

美丽的风景!

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Christos Theodorou on November 28

Anto & Pier

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

Thinkeye on February 5

(F+L) for the clouds! Also many thanks for your kind attention to my photos.

Christos Theodorou on February 6

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Christos Theodorou on February 20

> 1.500 views!


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Gori Bau on March 27

beautiful marine scenery => Like => best regards from Italy, Fabrizio

Christos Theodorou on March 28

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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX P510
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