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Mythical, Historical, Incomparable Evrytania

18.01.2017 in Travel

Mythical, Historical, Incomparable Evrytania Evrytania, the mountainous region of Roumeli, fascinates travelers with its incomparable natural beauty, unique color compositions and countryside variations. The imposing mountain range of Agrafa, along with Mount Tymfristos (with its summit, Velouchi), Mounts Helidona & Kaliakouda, impressive gorges and steep hillsides, the magnificent Lake of Kremasta, the rivers Karpenisiotis, Tavropos (Megdovas), Krikelopotamos, Trikeriotis, Agrafiotis, and Acheloos (Aspropotamos), springs, waterfalls, dense fir, pine, and deciduous forests, all of these elements, compose a rare landscape of exceptional beauty. The prevailing theory is that Evrytania is named after Evrytos, a renowned Aetolian hero & mythical king of the ancient city…

Katsantonis & Botsaris, Champions of Independence

18.01.2017 in History

Champions of the War of Independence: Antonis Katsantonis & Markos Botsaris The Greek War of Independence (1821-1830) produced a considerable number of both historic moments and heroic men and women fighting against the tyranny of the Ottoman Turks. But the flame of freedom had been slowly burning long before the revolution broke out in 1821… Many revolutionary attempts were made after the fall of in Constantinople (1453). Bands of rebel outlaws (klephtes) hiding in the mountains posed regular challenge to Ottoman authorities. Antonis “Katsantonis” Makriyiannis (1775-1808), son of Yannis Makriyannis, was among the most noteworthy klephtes. Well known in Central Greece, he was especially…