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View of the Rio-Antirrio Bridge from the Cafe situated in Nafpaktos Castle.

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The Rio–Antirrio Bridge (Greek: Γέφυρα Ρίου-Αντιρρίου), officially the Charilaos Trikoupis Bridge, is one of the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges and longest of the fully suspended type. It crosses the Gulf of Corinth near Patras, linking the town of Rio on the Peloponnese peninsula to Antirrio on mainland Greece by road. It opened one day before the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics in 12 August 2004. Also, in the opening day the Olympic Flame has crossed the bridge.

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A classic Greek family run tavern/restaurant/coffee shop by the sea in the graphical port of Chiliadou. You can enjoy fresh fish, classic Greek dishes, beer, coffee or ice-cream. If you visit Chiliadou dont miss it.

 

 

 

At the 5th of August 2018, at Monastiraki Village near Nafpaktos, the Nafpaktos Mixed Choir presented in the Village square some of Mikis Theodorakis songs.The Choir was splendid and the crowd really enjoyed the event.

Short biography of the Nafpaktos Mixed Choir

The Nafpaktos Mixed Chorus was founded in 1987 and is a member of the Greek Choral Choir Association and the Greek Choir House. Today it has more than 60 active members and has a permanent cultural presence in our city as well as internationally.

It has participated in Choral Meetings and Festivals in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic etc.). He has twice visited America, (New York, Philadelphia and Chicago) where he gave great concerts scattering emotion and enthusiasm.

In April 2009 he gave concerts in Constantinople, in honor of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. Bartholomew and the Hellenism of the City, where he traveled and was applauded. The repertoire of the Choir includes works such as Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Ecclesiastical, works of the 20th century, and works by modern Greek composers (Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis, Manou Loizou etc).

The most important completed plays performed by the Nafpaktos Mixed Chorus are: Vivaldi’s Gloria, “Messias” by Handl ‘Carmina Burana’ by Carl Orff.

It has also performed complete works by Mikis Theodorakis, such as the oratorio ‘Spiritual Mercy’ in Poetry Angel. Sikelianos, the cantata ‘Epiphany Averoff’ in poetry by G. Seferis, the oratorio ‘Axion Esti’ in poetry by Elytis, and ‘Zorbas’ Suite ballet music by M. Theodorakis. He has also performed songs by Mikis Theodorakis, “Little Cyclades”, “Depositors” and “Mauthausen”. With the accompaniment of Byzantine dance, he has performed in the ecclesiastical area the Orthodox Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom (Strumski).

It has taken part in the 16th Panhellenic Competition, Young Choir and Youth Orchestra. under the auspices of UNESCO and the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION where he was evaluated against the Jury and received the First Prize of Excellence.

Since 2001 and every second year, he co-organizes with our City Council the International Choir of Nafpaktos “MIKIS THEODORAKIS”.

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A choir institution that has been established on a Pan-Hellenic and has a competitive character. In December 2010 she took part in the “Concert of Love” at the Athens Concert Hall for people with disabilities “People with disabilities”, presenting a rich program.

The artistic direction of the Nafpaktos Mixed Chorus has been undertaken since May 1997 by the conductor of the Orchestra and Chorus conductor Todor Kabakchiev

 

 

Το χωριό Τρίκορφο βρίσκεται στο Δήμο Δωρίδος του Νομού Φωκίδος[1] και σύμφωνα με την απογραφή του 2011 έχει πληθυσμό 410 κατοίκους. Αποτελεί την Τοπική Κοινότητα Τρικόρφου που ανήκει στην Δημοτική Ενότητα Ευπαλίου[2].

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Γεωγραφία – Ιστορία

Το Τρίκορφο βρίσκεται σε υψόμετρο 480 μέτρων[1] και στις πλαγιές του όρους Τρίκορφο, στο κέντρο μιας σειράς τριών λόφων, απ΄ όπου πήρε και το νεότερο όνομα (Τρίκορφον = Τρεις κορφές)[3]. Το χωριό είναι ΒΔ του Ευπαλίου, σε απόσταση 9,5 χλμ. και ΒΑ της Ναυπάκτου (12,5 χλμ.)[4]. Το παλαιό όνομά του, μέχρι το 1930, ήταν Βλαχοκάτουνο, σύνθετη λέξη από “βλάχος” και “κάτουνο” που σημαίνει καταυλισμός βλάχων ή ποιμένων. Αναφέρεται ότι σα τελευταία χρόνια της Τουρκοκρατίας αριθμούσε πληθυσμό με 15 οικογένειες[3]. Σήμερα οι κάτοικοί του ασχολούνται κυρίως με την κτηνοτροφία. Γιορτάζει στις 6 Αυγούστου, εορτή της Μεταμορφώσεως του Σωτήρος, σε εξωκλήσι της Μεταμορφώσεως.

from Wikipedia source:

https://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%A4%CF%81%CE%AF%CE%BA%CE%BF%CF%81%CF%86%CE%BF_%CE%A6%CF%89%CE%BA%CE%AF%CE%B4%CE%B1%CF%82

Μονή Αγίων Αυγουστίνου και Σεραφείμ του Σαφώφ