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The sunny area of Stavros is known from the ancient times. According
to ancient writers and historians, it was a "mygdonic" residence, that it, a township
known as "Vormiskos" according to Stephanos Vizantios of "Vromiskos"
according to Thucydides, which was built near the river Richios. It is said that
Euripides, the great Greek ancient poet, was killed here by the wild dogs of King
Archelaos during a hunt.
On the one hand, this "mygdonic" residence was important
since it entered the great Athenian and Delian alliance.
On the other hand, it was an access road used by the Lacedemonian
troops of General Vrassidas and of Xerxes’ army. During the Byzantine period
it was an important strategic junction since it was near "Egnatia road"
and on the way to Agio Oros.
Stavros, however, was settled by the refugees from Asia
Minor. It was in 1922 when the Greek people who were living in the coast of
Asia Minor and specifically
refugees from Katirli of Vithinia
and Agia Paraskevi came here in Stavros along with refugees from Proussa
and Madytos. Those capable
people managed to build a brand new community through difficulties and hardships.
They suffered great pain but they loved this place just because it reminded them
of their homeland. They were mainly woodcutters and fishermen who worked hard
to create a new home.
This text (extract) is cited November 2003 from the Municipality
of Rentina tourist pamphlet.
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