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On a trip to Ancient Olympia our group stopped at the beautiful mountain village to have a drink and enjoy the traditional surroundings.

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Vytina (Greek: Βυτίνα, Vytína) is a mountain village and a former municipality in Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece. It is considered a traditional settlement. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Gortynia, of which it is a municipal unit. The municipal unit has an area of 139.309 km2. The seat of the municipality was the village Vytina. The village is located at the foot of the mountain range Mainalo. The area produces marble, a variation called the Black of Vytina. Vytina is 10 km east of Levidi, 15 km northeast of Dimitsana and 24 km northwest of Tripoli. The Greek National Road 74 (Tripoli – Pyrgos) passes through Vytina. The ancient Arcadian city Methydrion was located near Vytina.

”FOLKLORE MUSEUM”

The Museum opened in 1986 and since 2000 it has been housed in a building given by the village’s former Mayor and maintained by the current Mayor.

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The Museum now works on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 to 5, the collections are categorized and the visitors are provided with informational material on every item, so that they are aware of each item’s history.

Among the items there are rural objects, traditional costumes and other things people used in their daily life, like tools and utensils.

However, there is still a maintenance problem, as none of the items has ever been maintained since the Museum opened its doors. In order to help solve this problem, students from the Technological Educational Institute of Athens do their internships at the Museum in order to help preserve the Greek cultural inheritance.

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A beautiful traditional village surrounded by majestic mountains and forest that you ought to visit.

 

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In ancient Greek myths, rose was a symbol of both love and beauty as it was the incarnation of Aphrodite who stained the flower red with her blood. The rose in dreams is a symbol of love.

In dream interpretation, red, white, yellow and pink roses have different meanings. Red roses suggest good luck. White roses stands for credit. Yellow roses are the symbol of hardship and pink roses indicate unexpected help.

For young people, the dream about roses suggests you will enjoy happiness in the future love relationship.

For married people, the dream about roses suggests you will love each other devotedly and enjoy the sweet marriage.

For unmarried people, the dream about roses indicates you will get married soon.

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I had the opportunity to visit Chalkida again after 15+years a beautiful city which i would urge you to visit if you ever come to Greece. I had only a few hours to spend so I just took a few photos in the area around the old bridge.

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A few words on the City “Chalkida sits on the long narrow island of Evia, one of the largest islands in Greece, but you don’t have to take a boat to get there. Instead there are two bridges. The magnificent new suspension bridge is highly impressive but the real magic, the ‘crazy waters’ of the gulf of Evia, is best seen from the old bridge beyond it. It may seem like a really small tide for those used to the Atlantic but its behavior is seen nowhere else on this planet.

Every six hours it changes direction, for reasons that science is still unable to fully explain. Hundreds of visitors come almost daily from Athens, though probably not only to see this bizarre natural phenomenon. More likely, they are drawn by the warm atmosphere, the cafes and bars, walks by the shore and the delicious seafood. Chalkida is a nearby escape for Athenians and it can be yours, too.”

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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