Synonyms for kastania or Related words with kastania
Examples of "kastania"
The Monastery of Agioi Theodoroi at
and the Byzantium Monastery of St. Antonios Siapkas are both located in
Cave at Vatika region, perfecture of Lakonia. About 11 kilometers from Neapoli Voion.
Diakofto, Kalavryta, Vytina, Tripoli, Sparti, Mystras, Refuge of Taygetos,
, Gythio[n] (Yithio) (300 km).
From their towers in
they attacked Ottoman lands and caused much damage. The pasha of the Peloponnese, Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha, was preparing his invasion of Mani and he saw that it to exterminate the
menace. When his fleet arrived at Gytheio he sent 10,000 men under the command of his second in command, Ali Bey to deal with them.
The Siege of
was fought in July 1780 between the Maniots and the klephts under Konstantinos Kolokotronis and Panagiotaros Venetsakis and the Ottoman Empire under Ali Bey.
Filon Ktenidis (Φίλων Κτενίδης) (1889 – 13 July 1963) was a Pontic Greek playwright, an accountant, a journalist, a doctor and the founder of Panagia Soumela in
, Vermiou in Greece.
() is a village in Pieria, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Pydna-Kolindros, of which it is a municipal community. The 2011 census recorded 249 residents in the village.
Offshore from Neapoli is the small island Elafonisos that is famous for its big sandy beaches. Beautiful beaches there are also around Neapoli. The most popular are the sandy beaches Neratzionas and Maganos. Near Neapoli, at the village of
, is located the
Cave known also as Cave of Agios Andreas. It is an impressive cave of 1,500 square meters surface. An interesting village close to Neapolis is Faraklo. It was built by the Venetians and was the most important village of the area during Venetian rule and later Ottoman rule.
is a village in Servia municipal unit, Kozani regional unit, in the Greek region of Macedonia. It is situated at an altitude of above sea level. The postal code is 50500, while the telephone code is +30 24640. At the 2011 census the population was 565.
( meaning "chestnut tree") is a mountain village in the Ioannina regional unit in northern Greece. It is part of the municipal unit of Mastorochoria. It is situated in the northern Pindus mountains, near the left bank of the river Sarantaporos. It is 4 km southeast of Pyrsogianni and 18 km northeast of Konitsa. In 2011 its population was 79.
() is a former municipality in the Trikala regional unit, Thessaly, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Kalampaka, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 149.808 km. Population 868 (2011).
Argyro Pigadi (, before 1928: Γκερτοβός - "Gertovos") is a village in the municipality of Thermo, western Greece, in the region of Oreini Trichonida. The village is located near the second highest peak of the Panaitoliko mountain range, Triantafyllia. Nearby villages include Amvrakia, Nerochori, Kokkinovrysi, and
. The name Argyro Pigadi means Silver Well, a reference to the abundance of water in the region.
The seat of the municipality was in Agios Nikolaos. The most historic village of the municipal unit of Smynos is the mountainous village of
. It has two towers (pirgi), in which its inhabitants used to defend themselves. The village has two coffee shops and attracts tourists in the summer. The largest village in the municipality is Petrina, known for its PDO olive oil.
Voutas was born in Canberra, Australia and is of Greek ancestry. His mother is from Melbourne and his father Anthony is from
. While his mother was an official in the Australian Public Service, the family lived in China from 1986 to 1989. Voutas returned to China in 2005 and speaks Mandarin fluently.
is a town in Mesa Mani, in Laconia, Greece. It is part of the municipal unit Sminos. In 1770, after the Orlov Revolt failed, the Ottomans wanted to punish the Maniots for their support of it. They attacked the two Maniot pyrgoi which belonged to the Venetsanakis clan. With them was the father of the hero of the Greek War of Independence, Theodoros Kolokotronis, Kostantinos Kolokotronis and his wife who was pregnant with his son. The Ottoman commander Hussan Bey, laid siege to the pyrgoi. After holding out for three days the defenders burst out of the pyrgoi's doors and charged the Turks. Only a few cut through the Turkish lines. Amongst them was Kolokotronis' wife dressed as a man. Now
is a peaceful town.
The name "Castanea" is probably derived from the old name for the sweet chestnut, either in Latin or in Ancient Greek. Another possible source of the name is the town of
in Thessaly, Greece; more probable, though, is that the town took its name from the most common tree growing around it. In the Mediterranean climate zone, chestnut trees are rarer in Greece because the chalky soil is not conducive to the tree's growth.
is located on one of the relatively few sedimentary or siliceous outcrops. They grow so abundantly there, their presence would have determined the place's name. Still others take the name as coming from the Greek name of "Sardis glans" (Sardis acorn) – Sardis being the capital of Lydia, Asia Minor, from where the fruit had spread.
Pyrsogianni () is a village in the Ioannina regional unit, northern Greece. It is situated on a mountain slope on the right bank of the river Sarantaporos. It is in the municipal unit of Mastorochoria, and it was the seat of the former municipality Mastorochoria. In 2011 its population was 119. The Greek National Road 20 (Ioannina - Konitsa - Kozani) passes east of the village. It is 4 km northwest of
, 20 km northeast of Konitsa and 60 km north of Ioannina.
Pausanias says that on the inner side of the embankment there flows a river, which, descending into a chasm of the earth, issues again at a place called Nassoi (); and that the name of the village where it issues is named Rheunus (). From this place it forms the perennial river Tragus () (modern Tara or Daraiiko). He also speaks of a mountain in the neighbourhood of the city named Cnacalus () (modern
), on which the inhabitants celebrate a yearly festival to Artemis Cnacalesia.
When the Ottoman fleet arrived at Gytheio, Ghazi sent his second in command Ali Bey with 10,000 men he advanced to
to deal with the klephts Konstantinos Kolokotronis and Panagiotaros Venetsanakis. The town was defended by 400 men, women and children who held out for twelve days before trying to break out. The Ottomans however found out and slaughtered the defenders, of whom only 100 escaped.
Around 1770, Haci Osman with 16,000 men besieged the two towers in
. The defenders were Constantine Kolokotronis and Panagiotes Venetsanakis with 150 men and women. The fight lasted for twelve days: most of the defenders were killed, and all prisoners of war were tortured and dismembered. The wife of Constantine Kolokotronis was dressed like a warrior and fought her way out carrying her baby, Theodoros Kolokotronis, the future commander of the Greek War of Independence.
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