Tag: Dimitsana

  • Dimitsana, Gortynia - A miracle on Mount Mainalon

    The place where the Gunpowder Mills of the 1821 Revolution (against the Ottoman Turks) were hidden and the birthplace of Patriarch Gregory V, who was hanged by the Turks in Constantinople. The village’s library has thousands of rare books -and it would have had many more if Theodore Kolokotronis’ men had not shredded the paper, with tears in their eyes, in order to make bandoliers for their Carlo E. Figli riffles (known in Greece simply as Kariofili riffles). Dimitsana does not only stir up emotions of national pride for Greeks but also satisfies the senses. Wherever one stands, he or she can see wild mountains and running water. In the morning, visitors are awoken by sheep bells and the sound of axes splitting wood in half. In the tavernas, one can eat omelet with salted pork and coq au vin with a side of hylopites, a type of Greek noodles. It is an amazing winter resort!

  • Dimitsana, Gortynia - Football on the slopes of Mainalon Mount

     At an altitude of 1,000 meters the players and coaches' voices echoed on the mountains.

    When we left Dimitsana, a village in the municipality of Gortynia, on the road for Stemnitsa, we saw the village's football field. There was a football match taking place between two amateur teams “Athletic Union” of Dimitsana (red shirts) and “Glory” of Tripolis.

  • Dimitsana, Gortynia - The hurt of Mount Mainalon

    32 dimitsana gortinias i kardia tou mainalou

  • Dimitsana, Gortynia - The sky fell down

    Dimitsana of Gortynia - The sky fell down

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